Access to education and scholastic resources is key to the overall health and future success of the AAPI community.
This page is dedicated to scholarships, both through ASIA Inc. and other AAPI network organizations. If you're interested in making a donation to an ASIA scholarship, we also welcome any contribution from our community members!
The Wang-Ji-Thong Family Scholarship
FOR HEALTH PROFESSIONALS
The Wang-Ji-Thong Family Scholarship For Health Professions offers three $2,500 scholarships to be awarded to students interested or currently pursuing studies in the health field. The winners will additionally have the opportunity to shadow health professionals at ASIA, Inc.’s International Community Health Center (ASIA-ICHC).
- Must belong to Asian American and Pacific Islander (AAPI) community in Northeast Ohio;
- Must provide a copy of the most recent school transcript, ACT or SAT score, a typed essay, and a resume/CV that includes volunteerism;
- Ensure one letter of recommendation* from a teacher, school official, or community leader is emailed to Kelly Le;
* The person completing the letter of recommendation must e-mail the letter to Kelly Le at email@example.com. The letter of recommendation must be received by the deadline for your application to be considered.
Jason Wang, MD. | Dr. Wang (pictured) 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 the American 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. Mr. Ji is not pictured.
Dr. Aileen Thong | Dr. Thong will be donating on behalf of her father, Louis Gitsin Thong (pictured). Mr. Thong had a background in business management and finance and had careers spanning decades in the oil and rubber industries. After World War II, Mr. Thong accepted a position with the Standard Oil Company which would later become Exxon Mobil. In his position, he rose to become an executive of the company in Malaysia. Mr. Thong encouraged education for all children. This donation reflects their desire for academic excellence in the health field.