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Merit Scholarships

The 2023 Merit Scholarship Application is now available!


The Wa Sung Community Service Club is pleased to announce the 67th Annual Merit Award Scholarship program for 2023. We will be awarding one $2,500 Community Service Scholarship and at least ten scholarships of $1,500 each. The awards given are possible through our annual fundraisers, the Perpetual Scholarship Fund, and donations from members and other patrons. 


To qualify, the applicant must be a graduating high school senior of Asian descent currently attending school in Alameda County or Contra Costa County and will be attending community college, state college or university in the Fall of 2023.  Selection of awardees will be based upon individual scholastic achievement, involvement in extra-curricular activities, work experience, community service and financial need. Community college bound applicants are encouraged to apply.

Please provide this information to any family members or friends who have a qualified senior.

Completed application and documents are to be sent electronically to with the subject title: 2023 Merit Awards and the student’s name. 

The deadline date and time to receive the complete application packet is April 10, 2023 at 11:59 PM PST. Applicants will be notified by the last week of April. All decisions of the Scholarship Committee are final. 

If there are any questions, please contact Donna Chan Chu at or 510-869-2589.

More on the Merit Scholarship

Wa Sung Community Service Club began awarding scholarships in 1957 to outstanding students of Asian descent graduating from high schools in Alameda and Contra Costa Counties. Since then over 800 scholarships have been awarded. The scholarships are funded from the 
Perpetual Scholarship Fund, fundraising events, and generous donations from individuals. Each year, 10 to 15 scholarships of $1,500 each are awarded. We usually accept applications between March and April, and hold the award ceremony in May. Interested applicants should check the Wa Sung website in March for scholarship information and for downloading the application form. Applications are evaluated based on a number of criteria including scholastic achievement, extracurricular activities, community service activities, leadership, and financial need. Membership in Wa Sung Community Service Club is not required. ​

Past Merit Scholarship Award Ceremonies

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