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Shuun Meng Memorial Scholarship

Hey Mentor is a college mentorship 501(c)3 non-profit organization based in Seattle, WA. Our mission is to support underserved students in navigating pathways to college and career success. The Shuun Meng Memorial Scholarship is a one-time scholarship award of $1000.

About
Shuun Meng

Shuun was one of Hey Mentor’s program alumni and volunteer mentor who helped found Hey Mentor. He exemplifies the qualities of a first-generation college student through his love for learning. To his friends and family he was known for being positive, caring, outgoing, intelligent, and selfless. Shuun graduated from Chief Sealth International High School where he balanced being an International Baccalaureate (IB) student and being active in giving back to his school and community. He was passionate about math/physics and other STEM related studies. In hopes to continue Shuun’s legacy of community service and passion for education, Hey Mentor is honored to establish the Shuun Meng Memorial Scholarship, to support future students who are dedicated and driven, like Shuun, to continue his/her education beyond high school.

Eligibility

  • Be a high school senior in Hey Mentor and be on track to graduate by June 2019

  • Have a minimum of 3.0 cumulative GPA

  • Plan to enroll full-time in a four-year college or university starting Autumn 2019

  • Have completed the FAFSA or WASFA

  • Plan to pursue a STEM or healthcare major

  • Demonstrates need for financial assistance and neither parents have earned a 4-year degree or higher

  • Demonstrates high level of involvement in community service and leadership

Dates

  • Application Opens - May 1

  • Application Due - May 20, 11:59pm

  • Selection Notification - May 25-27

  • Award Reception - June 1, 9pm, UW Kane Hall

To Apply

  • Send an official/unofficial transcript and responses to the questions below (word/pdf) to info@heymentor.org with the subject title “2019 Hey Mentor Scholarship Application [Your Full Name]”. Questions:

    • Describe your college and career goals (250 words or less).

    • Describe your community service and leadership experience (250 words or less).

    • Describe your financial need (250 words or less).

    • Please indicate your household income.

  • Your recommender should send their recommendation letter to info@heymentor.org with the subject title “Letter of Recommendation for [Your Full Name]".

Hey Mentor believes in equal opportunity, all qualified applicants will receive consideration without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, age, protected veteran status, disability status or any other characteristic protected by law.