TACL-LYF Future Leaders Scholarship

TACL-LYF Future Leaders Scholarship

In an effort to better support members of our community in their pursuit of higher education, community service and personal growth, TACL-LYF has developed a scholarship to give back to our campers who are making a positive impact on themselves and others.

The TACL-LYF Future Leaders Scholarship is generously endowed by camp alumni and community benefactors, whose service to the Taiwanese American community in Silicon Valley and across the Bay Area began the predecessor Taiwanese American Youth Leadership (TAYL) summer camp in the 1980s and continues to inspire new generations of leaders.

2020 Scholarship

We are excited to announce the second year of the TACL-LYF Future Leaders Scholarship. The Future Leaders Scholarship is available to high school students who have attended LYF Camp at least once. There will be two (2) recipients of this award, chosen based on the totality of their leadership skills, community involvement, and academic accomplishments. The recipients will receive a $300 award, as well as a feature on our website.

If you have any questions regarding the scholarship, please contact stephen.tu@tacl.org.


Submission Deadline
Friday, April 10, 2020
Sunday, May 31, 2020

April 18, 19, 25, 26, 2020
June 6, 7, 13, and 14, 2020

Notification of Scholarship Recipients
Friday, May 1, 2020
Saturday, June 20, 2020

Recipients Awarded at LYF Camp 2020 Closing Ceremony
Sunday, June 28, 2020
Sunday, August 9, 2020

Application Guidelines
Step 1

Choose 2 questions to answer via any piece of media that best defines you.
Example media submissions include but is not limited to, poetry, essay, photo essay, poster-board, and short film. Limit essay responses to 500 words, and videos to 5 minutes. Photo and poster submissions must be submitted as a digital version along with a maximum 50 word explanation. If you have any questions about what is considered an acceptable submission, please contact the scholarship administrator.

  1. What does being Taiwanese-American mean to you?
  2. What is your role in your community? (this can be however you define your community) What are some changes you’d like to see in your community? How can you use your background and leadership experiences to help solve problems?
  3. At a young age, some people may know their passion already, others may have an idea of what they like, and many don’t know yet what they want to do. It’s okay to be any of these! In this question, talk about which category you see yourself in and explain through one of the following prompts:
    • Describe the legacy you wish to leave.
    • Explain how you would explore your interests.
    • Tell us about what you want for yourself and how you think you can get there.
  4. Tell us about a hardship, obstacle, or challenge you faced, and how you overcame it. Please explain what you learned about from the experience.
Step 2

Include the following with your application:

  • Resume (1 page maximum, including: academic accomplishments, description of extracurricular activities, and community service)
  • Photo of yourself (include in the resume file)
  • Most recent unofficial transcript

By submitting an application, applicants acknowledge that the work they submit is their own and may be used in TACL-LYF materials, including on the TACL-LYF website.

After submitting the application, applicants may be invited for a brief 30-minute interview held by a small panel of board and members. Please bring your piece to the interview.

Submit Application