Wa Sung Community Service Club began awarding scholarships in 1957 to outstanding students of Asian descent graduating from high schools in Alameda and Contra Costa Counties. Since then over 800 scholarships have been awarded. The scholarships are funded from the Perpetual Scholarship Fund, fundraising events, and generous donations from individuals. Each year, 10 to 15 scholarships of $1,500 each are awarded. We usually accept applications between March and April, and hold the award ceremony in May. Interested applicants should check the Wa Sung website in March for scholarship information and for downloading the application form. Applications are evaluated based on a number of criteria including scholastic achievement, extracurricular activities, community service activities, leadership, and financial need. Membership in Wa Sung Community Service Club is not required.