The AJ Wang Foundation was established as a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization in November, 2008 to provide funding to various educational institutions to pursue programs to support students.
The Foundation is led by a couple who immigrated to the U. S. to pursue the “American Dream.” It is through hard work and their will to overcome financial obstacles that they have become successful entrepreneurs.
As their life-long goal to “give back” to the communities that supported them to realize their dreams, they established this Foundation to support those with the greatest need. The Foundation is currently supported and staffed by volunteers.
The Scholarship Fund, a component of the AJ Wang Foundation, was established in 2013.
The Scholarship Fund also receives donations from others wishing to participate in “giving back” in the same manner as the founders of the organization.
The scholarship fund is targeting students attending identified community colleges in the Southern California area.
The Scholarship Fund provides scholarships for at least two consecutive years for students attending a community college in the Los Angeles, Ventura County and Orange County areas.
The scholarship can be used for tuition, fees, books, supplies, housing, transportation and/or food.
Depending on the student’s progress towards completion of degree, program, or certification, as well as academic standing, a student may apply for a second or third year funding.
Students must provide proof demonstrating progress, this includes transcripts and registration.
April 15-June 1 is the annual application period. Recipients of the scholarships must also provide testimonies on how the money is spent to support them to realize their dreams.
Colleges the Scholarship Supports
The AJ Wang Foundation Scholarship Fund provides annual financial support targeting between 40 and 50 students attending the following community colleges:
- All nine Los Angeles Community College District campuses (East Los Angeles College, Los Angeles City College, Los Angeles Harbor College, Los Angeles Mission College, Los Angeles Pierce College, Los Angeles Southwest College, Los Angeles Trade-Tech College, Los Angeles Valley College & West Los Angeles College)
- Cerritos College
- Coastline Community College
- Glendale College
- Long Beach College
- Moorpark College
- Oxnard College
- Pasadena City College
- Santa Monica College
- Ventura College