Jenny Low Chang/Associated Students Memorial Scholarship

Associated Student Inc.
This scholarship will be awarded for the 2019-2020 academic year. The scholarship award ($1,500.00) will be disbursed all at once in one qualified semester within the 2019-2020 academic year. Students must be enrolled at least half time (6 units) during the Fall 2019 when the awarded funds are disbursed.

The Jenny Low Chang Scholarship was originally created through an endowment fund established by Associated Students Incorporated (ASI) of San Francisco State University in honor of the late Jenny Low Chang. Ms. Chang was an Asian American student attending SF State in the late 1970’s. She was a high achiever who viewed life as a series of challenges and a woman who met each of those challenges successfully. As a biology major, she was passionate about science and medicine and hoped of becoming an orthodontist. That dream was never realized, when her life came to a tragic end on the morning of September 12, 1977. As of today, her murder remains unsolved. In her memory, ASI has established a scholarship in her name.

  • Awarding Department: Associated Students Project Connect Recruitment and Retention Resource Center
  • Scholarship Intent: To provide assistance and support to the educational advancement of students by awarding money to eligible SF State students.
  • Criteria: Part time minimum enrollment at SF State or enrolled in at least half-time at another college or high school senior at the time of application. Applicants must include a detailed explanation of their academic achievement, supported by a letter of recommendation. Students must be actively involved in the empowerment of women in the Bay Area Community, especially but not exclusively in the advancement of Women in Nursing, Sciences and Technology.
  • Major: Any
  • Class Level: HS Seniors, Undergrad: Any, Grad: Masters/MFA/2nd BA/PhD
  • Enrollment Status: Any
  • Enrollment Requirement: Undergrad: HALF-TIME; Grad: HALF-TIME
  • Financial Need as determined by the FAFSA and/or CA Dream App: Not a Requirement
  • Citizenship: Any
  • GPA: HS GPA: 2.5; Undergrad GPA: 2.5; Grad GPA: 2.5
  • Contact Person: Director of Project Connect, Adriana Gallardo
  • Campus Address: CCSC T-139
  • Street Address: 1650 Holloway Avenue, San Francisco, California 94132
  • Phone Number: (415) 405-4048
  • Email:
  • Web page:
  • Number of Awards: 2

Up to $1,500.00
Associated Students
Supplemental Questions
  1. ESSAY: What are significant factors or events in your life that have impacted your desire or ability to attend college? Also elaborate how you have demonstrated a serious commitment to helping others through your campus involvement and/or community service.
  2. Is your current cumulative GPA 2.5 or above?
  3. Will you be enrolled in 6 units or more at SF State for the Fall 2019 semester?
  4. Recommendation Letter: Please ask for one (1) letter of recommendation addressing your EDUCATIONAL GOALS, ACADEMIC ACHIEVEMENTS AND COMMUNITY SERVICE. Make sure you contact early in your application process your recommendation letter provider to let him/her know the details of the scholarship and the deadline to submit the required letter. The recommendation letter must be 1 page in length and on an OFFICIAL LETTER HEAD and SIGNED. Please provide the name and email address of the person you asked to write your letter of recommendation.