2014 CIE/USA-SF Scholarship Awards

Alyssa Tran 2014 Web

Alyssa Tran
Parent: Amanda Phan
American High School, grade 11

  • Duc Vien Vietnamese School Teaching Assistance (class of 26 students)
  • Tri-City Chinese School/Fremont Chinese School student for 7 years
  • Thornton JHS WEB Leader (Leader’s Committee), planned activities during school for incoming students
  • Girl Scout since 2003
  • Senior Patrol Leader of Girl Scout troop 67619
  • Accomplished Girl Scout Silver Award in 2011, working on Gold Award
  • Member of Alameda Honor Band (2011-2012)
  • Class President of Sophomore Class Council
  • Orchestra Pit for American High School Musical: “I Love You, Because” -freshmen, “The Wedding Singer”- sophomore, and “Little shop of Horrors”- Junior.
  • National Teen Leadership Program participant 2011, 2012
  • AHS Writing Club Secretary

Catherine Kang 2014 Web    

Catherine Kang
Parent: Angela Kuah
Mission San Jose High School, grade 12

  • Tzu-Chi Special education instructor for classes up to 10 students (teenagers and adults), I teach them computer
    skills and help them use their artistic side through hands on art (250+ hours)
  • Junior Achievement Leader, I developed programs, games, and materials to teach a class of about 15 at risk kids about business, personal finance and managing money (30+ hours)
  •  Homecoming decoration committee (200+ hours)
  • WTA Tournament, Lead Ball girls since freshman year. I manage a team of 8 ball girls and boys through the annual 3-week Bank of the West sponsored Women Tennis Tournament (130+ hours)
  • Tennis #1 ranked single player of Junior year. Played varsity tennis for MSJHS from freshmen to Junior year . League champions sophomore and junior, NCS competitors both sophomore and junior years
  • Champions of two Norcal USTA tournaments: Discovery Bay Junior challenges and South Bay end of the year challenges (sophomore year)
  • Volunteer tennis coach (summer) at Youth Tennis League, a non-profit organization



Clark Ma 2014 web

Clark Ma

Parent: Cheng Ma
Lynbrook High School, grade 12

  • Academic and extracurricular achievements
  • Silicon Valley Chinese School Graduate
  • Silicon Valley Chinese School Teacher’s Assistant (32 hours)
  • Wisdom Culture and Education Organization Teacher’s Assistant (150 hours+)
  • Wisdom Culture and Education Organization Super Teacher’s Assistant (25 hours+)
  • Taiwanese Volunteer Group Event Volunteer (15 hours+)
  • Northern California Annual Confucius Memorial Ceremony Deacon
  • Youth Acting for Kids and Interact Service Club Member
  • Formosa Association of Student Cultural Ambassador
  • National Chinese Honor Society Club Member

David Diao 2014 web    

David Diao

Parent: Pat Diao
Mission San Jose High School, grade 11

  • Academic and extracurricular achievements

  • Jenny Lin Foundation: Volunterring (100+ hours)

  • Academic Challenge club: Member 3 years

  • School Tennis Team: 2 years

  • Certificate of Merit: Advanced level – piano

  • Clarinet


Derrick Ming Jun Chow 2014 web    

Derick Ming-Jun Chow
Parent: Rita & Edwin Chow
Westmoor High School, grade 12

  • Academic and extracurricular achievements
  • Future Business Leaders of America: National Western Region Treasurer
  • California State Vice President Western California Bay Section President
  • Westmoor H.S. Co-President (two term)
  • Dreamless: (Non-Profit Organization): Co-Founder & Chief Financial Officer
  • United States Funds (UNICEF): Founder & President (School Chapter)
  • Relay for Life of Daly City (American Cancer Society):
    o Accounting Chair (three term)
    o Team Captain (two term)
  • Class of 2014: Class President (all four years)
  • Associated Student Body: Executive Board Rep. (all four years)
  • Westmoor H.S. Math Forum: Admin (two term)
  • National Mathematics Award
     1st Place Bay Area Section Winner in FBLA Competition
     2nd Place California State Winner in FBLA Competition
  • National FBLA Business Achievement Awards (all four levels)

Lee Hsieh 2014 web    

Lee Hsieh
Parent: Michael Hsieh and Maggie Li
Leland High School

  • Winner of Synopsys Science Fair
  • Selected as a member of Stanford Asian Liver Center Leadership team
  • Volunteer at Friends of Children with Special Needs and New Hope
  • Co-founder and Vice President of Leland Music Club
  • Grand Prix award of International Music and Arts Society’s Young Artist Music Competition,
    invited to perform at Carnegie Hall
  • Won the Marian Filice Youth Piano Competition; invited to play at Gavilan College’s “Bach to Blues” fundraising concert
  • Won the Northern California Int. Youth Music Competition judged by Ruth Slenczynska
  • Master classes with Prof. Yu-cheng Yang and concert artist, Dr. Mordicai Shehori
  • Finalist of the Zeiter Piano Competition at Conservatory of Music at University of the Pacific
  • Performed alongside Zhao Qingjian (趙慶建), number one ranked martial artist in China

Sabrina Tsui 2014 web    

Sabrina Tsui
Parent Albert Tsui
Monta Vista High School, grade 11

  • California Youth Chinese Symphony Percussion and Yanqi
  • Marching Band and Winter Percussion
  • High School Wind Ensemble
  • Teacher Assistant at Meyerholtz Elementary ASEP Program
  • Speech and Debate: Original Interpretation
    o Purple and Gold Award
  • Camp Leader of Santa Clara Cub Camp for 4 years
  • Science Olympiad Club Officer: Director of Competitions