Wang-Ji Family Scholarship For Health Professions


THE WANG-JI FAMILY SCHOLARSHIP FOR HEALTH PROFESSIONALS
The Wang-Ji Family Scholarship is open to qualifying high school seniors and college-age students from the Asian American and Pacific Islander (AAPI) community throughout Northeast Ohio. A scholarship selection committee, including Dr. Wang and Mr. Ji, will review applicants based on academic standing, community engagement, financial need and essay responses. Finalists will sit through phone interviews and applicants must also submit a letter of recommendation from a teacher, school official, or community leader. Two (2) winners will receive an initial $2,000 award and an opportunity to shadow health professionals with ASIA’s International Community Health Center (ICHC). A one (1) time renewal of $500 will be awarded as recipients submit report of progress after one (1) year and agree to mentorship with new award winners.

Requirements:

  • Must belong to Asian American and Pacific Islander (AAPI) community in Northeast Ohio
  • Submit copy of most recent school transcript and ACT or SAT score(s), a typed essay, and a resume/CV that includes volunteerism
  • Submit letter of recommendation
  • Previous award winners are ineligible to apply for the award

* The recommender must e-mail Kelly Le (kle@asiaohio.org) the letter directly. The letter must be received by the deadline for your application to be considered.

To apply for the Wang-Ji Family Scholarship For Health Professions directly, go to http://zackji.com/wang-ji-family-scholarship/.
For a printable application, click here.

Application DeadlineMay 10th, 2018.
For more information or interested in contributing to the scholarship? Any amount can go towards a small book scholarship or an additional full award. Please contact Kelly Le at kle@asiaohio.org (best) or call (330) 535-3263 ext. 5309.

Applications can be sent to:
Kelly Le
Asian Services In Action, Inc.
Wang-Ji Scholarship Committee
730 Carroll Street
Akron, Ohio 44304

ABOUT DONORS

Jason Wang, MD. Dr. Wang earned his medical degree from Northeast Ohio Medical University before going on to complete his residency at the Long Beach Memorial Family Medicine Program affiliated with the University of California. He is board certified and a member of theAmerican Academy of Family Physicians. He enjoys investing in real estate, remodeling homes, eating Texas BBQ, and raising chickens.

Zack Ji. When Zack Ji was a young child growing up in Northeast Ohio, he aspired to become a doctor. However, instead of buying an MCAT preparation book, he spent his allowance on a computer so he could play Starcraft. This sparked his interest in technology, and he went on to graduate from the University of California, Irvine with a degree in computer science. Today, Zack manages an investment portfolio with holdings in medical technology, B2B commerce, nightlife, commercial real estate, and retail services. In his spare time, Zack enjoys collecting cars, flying planes, and instagramming pictures of his food.