The Shui Kuen and Allen Chin Scholarship was established to honor the values of restaurant owners Shui Kuen and Allen Chin through supporting the educational aspirations of children of workers in the Asian/Pacific Islander food service industry in the United States of America.
The selfless commitment and hard work of Shui Kuen and Allen Chin, co-owners and operators of Chung’s, a well-known Chinese restaurant in the greater Detroit area, allowed their six children to successfully complete post-secondary education and pursue a diverse range of career paths. With pride, the Chins regularly shared news of their children’s latest accomplishments with long-time and new restaurant customers alike. On October 11, 2005, Allen Chin lost his life on his way to the restaurant. Shui Kuen Chin survived the car accident and provided encouragement to her children as they sought to turn the family tragedy into something positive. The Chin children have decided that The SKAC Foundation’s support of educational aspirations will take the form of an annual scholarship award program to be known as The SKAC Scholarship.
The Shui Kuen and Allen Chin Scholarship is now accepting applications for 2011. Two $1,000 scholarships for restaurant workers and children of restaurant workers are available from the Shui Kuen and Allen Chin Scholarship, a program of the Asian Pacific Fund.
Eligibility criteria are:
- Self or parent currently or formerly employed at an Asian-owned or Asian cuisine restaurant
- Community advocacy and social justice work on behalf of Asian American, immigrant, gay and lesbian and other progressive causes
- Grade level: Incoming freshman or current, full-time undergraduate in 2011-12
- Minimum GPA: 3.0
- Status: U.S. citizenship or permanent residence
Completed application includes:
- Online application with essays
- Resume (paid or unpaid work experience, school activities, family responsibilities, community service, honors and awards)
- Two letters of recommendation, at least on of which is a from a current teacher or professor
- FAFSA Student Aid Report
Application Deadline: March 17, 2011
The Asian Pacific Fund is a community foundation established to improve the health and well-being of all Asian Americans in the Bay Area.
h/t: Curtis Chin of Asian Pacific Americans for Progress, one of the Chin children