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Jennie and Fred Hsiao Scholarship

History

This scholarship was established in 2001 by Jennie and Fred Hsiao who are recognized leaders in the Chinese American community in Minnesota. Fred Hsiao, who was born in Shaanxi province in China, left in 1945 to pursue an advanced degree in engineering at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology.  After earning a master of engineering, he enrolled in a PhD program at the University of Minnesota.  He left the University in 1949 to work fulltime for the Orville E. Madsen construction company, eventually becoming vice president and took the name of Fred Shaw for his business dealings.  Jennie Hsiao, an active and energetic leader and volunteer in the Twin Cities Chinese American community, was born in Hunan province in China.   On June 6, 1958, Fred and Jennie were married in Minneapolis.  In 1974, Fred Hsiao and Lyle Lundquist formed Shaw-Lundquist Associates, Inc, which by 2003 was recognized as the largest minority-owned construction business in the Midwest.  In 2004 Fred was inducted into the National Association of Minority Contractors Hall of Fame.  In 2005, Shaw-Lundquist Associates, Inc. was the first-ever recipient of the MEDA entrepreneurial Hall of Fame award.

Purpose

By establishing this endowed fund, Jennie and Fred Hsiao wish to provide an opportunity for University of Minnesota students to incorporate an educational experience in China as part of their academic studies (including approved internships or professional training). The scholarship shall be used for the payment, partially or totally, of travel, tuition, or personal expenses. Awards are typically $500- $1000.  

Eligibility

 

Application Deadlines

Term of study in China

Deadline

2017 May / Summer Session

March 10, 2017

2017 Fall Semester / Academic Year

April 13, 2017

2017-18 Winter Break / Spring Semester

October 12, 2017

2018 May / Summer Session

March 9, 2018

 

How to Apply

Students should submit a completed application and the supporting materials to the China Center Office. Applications will be reviewed by a committee. Scholarship recipients will be notified of scholarship awards by email approximately three weeks after the application deadline. For more information, contact the China Center.

 

Stories from Past Scholarship Recipients

Megan Brennan
James Hofmeister
Simone Dietzler

萧氏赴华学习奖学金

历史

萧氏赴华学习奖学金由Jennie and Fred Hsiao夫妇(萧氏夫妇)于2001年捐赠设立。萧氏夫妇是明尼苏达州华裔社区的领袖之一。萧锋先生出生于中国陕西省,1945年离开中国赴美国在麻省理工学院攻读工程硕士学位,后继续攻读美国明尼苏达大学的博士学位。1949年博士毕业后,萧先生供职于Orville E. Madsen建筑公司,被提拔为副总裁并使用英文名Fred Shaw。 他的夫人萧珍妮女士出生于中国湖南省,是明尼苏达双城地区旅美华裔社区里积极和充满活力的领导者和志愿者 。 1958年6月6日两人在明尼阿波利斯结婚。1974年萧先生和合伙人Lyle Lundquist成立了Shaw-Lundquist Associates, Inc. 公司。该公司于2003年被评为美国中西部地区规模最大的少数族裔持有的建筑施工企业。 2004年萧先生并评为全美少数族裔建筑承包商联合会的荣誉榜成员。 2005年Shaw-Lundquist Associates, Inc.公司获得美国商务部少数族裔企业发展局(MEDA)首次颁发的企业奖章。

宗旨

Jennie and Fred Hsiao夫妇希望通过设立此奖学金,资助明尼苏达大学学生通过实习或专业培训的方式,把中国的学习经验融于美国的课程中。该奖学金可用于支付部分或全部的旅行费用、学费或个人开支。奖学金金额在500美元-1000美元不等。

申請資格

申请截止日期

在华学习时间

截止日期

2017年五月及暑假

20167年3月10日

2017年秋季学期

2017年4月13日

2017年寒假 / 春季学期

2017年10月12日

2018年五月及暑假

2018年3月9日

 

如何申请

申請人应提交申请表及其他材料至中国中心办公室。申请材料将由委员会审阅。申请人将于申请截止日期三周后通过电子邮件获得结果。如有其他问题,请联系中国中心



部分奖学金获得者故事

Megan Brennan
James Hofmeister
Simone Dietzler