FRIENDS OF THE CHINATOWN 2017 SCHOLARSHIP AWARDS


2017 High School Scholarships Winners

Scholarships of $3,000 were awarded to 14 college-bound seniors who are Chinatown Branch Library users, academically accomplished, and good citizens who serve their schools and communities. Best Wishes in their future endeavors!

Fujimoto & Moy Family
Moytel Apartments / Goldstream Village
California Resources Corp Matching Grant
In memory of Nelson Moy, Sr.

Ashley Lin, Downtown Magnets to UC Davis
Kayla Yoshitake, Firm Foundation Christian Academy to Biola University

Brenda Au
In memory of Henry & Fanny Au


Christine Choy, Temple City to UC San Diego
Michael Tan, Francisco Bravo Medical Magnet to UC Los Angeles
Jason Wong, Downtown Magnets to CSU Fullerton

Lane & Marilyn Luke Hauck, donor to Alan Guan
In memory of Edwin Luke

Daniel Hauck, donor of Yanling Lei
In memory of Edwin Luke


Alan Guan, Francisco Bravo Medical Magnet to UCLA
Yanling Lei, Roybal Learning Center to Darmouth College

Ms. Phyllis Chiu
In memory of Tung Chen Chiu

Linda Chan, Francisco Bravo Medical Magnet to University of Pennsylvania

Janet Peterson

Lisa Li, Downtown Magnets to UC Riverside

Jean Au / Paul Inafuku
In memory of Ellen Chan Inafuku


Tian Li, Marshall to UC Irvine

Kong Chow Association

Jia Yi Lu, Downtown Magnets to UC Riverside

Mabel Wong Hogle
In memory of Dr. Allen A. Hogle (Ed, D), husband

Xiaolan Situ, Ramon C. Cortines to UC Irvine

Joseph & Michele Chiu
In memory of Robert C.K. & Alice S. Chiu


Amy Tang, Downtown Magnets to UC San Diego

Dr. Richard Wong, M.D.
In memory of Kit S. Wong Memorial Scholarship


Jeffrey Wu, Eagle Rock Jr./Sr. High to University of San Francisco



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Standing from left to right: (back row) Jason Wong, Jia Yi Lu, Christine Choy, Yanling Lei, Tian Li, Jeffrey Wu,
(Mike Fong, Los Angeles Community College District, Trustee)
(front row) Michael Tan's mother Cui Lan Tan, Amy Tang, Alan Guan's mother Hailing Xu, Linda Chan's mother Xiu Ping Cen, Lisa Li, Xiaolan Situ, Ashley Lin, Kayla Yoshitake
(The certificates of commendation presented by the Los Angeles Community College District, Mike Fong, Trustee)



2017 Evans Scholarships Winners

At the Evans Community Adult School graduation ceremony, the Friends of the Chinatown Library awarded $750 scholarships to 12 accomplished students continuing to their first year of college.

Win & Becky Bowen
In memory of Ricki O'Leary


Mykyta Dementyev to University of Pennsylvania, Physics
Ernestina Garfias to Los Angeles City College, Accounting

Lane & Marilyn Hauck
In memory of Dolores Wong, Duane Pudgy Wong, Edwin Luke

Maite Barrios to East Los Angeles City College, Business Administration
Daniel Valdez to Pasadena City College, Computer Programming
Chao Wei to Pasadena City College, Nursing

David & Pearl Louie
Family Foundation

Delilah Reyes to Los Angeles City College, Nursing
Rubab Rubana to Long Beach City College, Political Science
Wei Shi to Los Angeles City College, Health Education

Janet Peterson

David Choto to Santa Monica City College, Astronomy
Elias Geronimo to Los Angeles City College, Dental Hygiene

Sam Shum & Susan Shum

Angel Marin to Los Angeles City College, Psychology

Susan Shum & Tommy Lieu
In memory of Fat Lung Lieu & Kam Ore Ng Lieu, parents

Rubab Tarana to Long Beach City College, Business Administration


Congratulations to All

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Standing from left to right: (back row) Angel Marin, Elias Geronimo, David Choto, Delilah Reyes, Ernestina Garfias,
Mykyta Dementyev, (Mike Fong, Los Angeles Community District, Trustee), Wei Shi
(front row) Daniel Valdez, Maite Barrios, Rubab Tarana, Rubab Rubana, Chao Wei
(The certificates of commendation presented by the Los Angeles Community College District, Mike Fong, Trustee)



Former Scholarship Winner's Success Story

In the early 1990's, Frances Hui, was a student who won a Friends' Scholarship. She is currently a Reference Librarian at Las Positas College in Livermore, California. She writes the following:


"Right now, I am working in Livermore at Las Positas College, which is a community college serving approximately 8,000 students. The students are wonderful and motivated, but the best part are my fellow librarians and library staff. We have a very supportive team environment in the LPC Library. At LPC, librarians have faculty status and I got tenure last year. . . .

Prior to LPC, I worked at the Oakland Public Library where I served as the children's librarian . . .

When I first graduated from UCLA in the spring of 1993, I returned to the Bay Area to start my job search. There were very few openings then so I volunteered at the San Leandro Public Library and worked part-time at Holy Names College in Oakland. The HNC job soon expanded into a full-time position and when the director retired I became the director of the library services. . . .

One of the first positive things to happen to me as a budding librarian was to receive the Mr. Jack Hom Scholarship. What an honor and thrill that was! Not only did the scholarship help fund my education, it was a great boost to my confidence to know that the . . . scholarship committee believed in my potential. So thank you again to Mr. Hom, the scholarship committee, and the Friends of the Chinatown Library. . . ."

The Friends would like to thank Frances Hui for sharing her success story with us.


Updated 08/14/2017