The Tang Scholarship

For Asian/Pacific Islander youth, self-identified as lesbian, gay, bisexual or transgender with demonstrated involvement in the LGBT community.

Mr. Edward C. Tang established this award in 2007 to provide financial assistance to gay, lesbian, bisexual and transgender (g/l/b/t) Asian and Pacific Islanders (API) for post-secondary education. This scholarship is to help GLBT youth proudly achieve educational pursuits and dreams without shame. This scholarship awards up to four outstanding students annually, a scholarship of up to $15,000. These scholarships are renewable for a maximum of three additional years (for a total of four years), provided each student annually meets the renewal requirements.

Annual Amount

Scholarship Amount

Up to $60,000 (paid over four years, provided renewal eligibility requirements are met)

Additional Selection Criteria

Eligibility Requirements

  • Self-identified as Asian/Pacific Islander (at least 25 percent Asian/Pacific Islander ancestry), lesbian, gay, bisexual or transgender and involved in the LGBT community
  • Graduate of a high school in one of the nine Bay Area counties: Alameda, Contra Costa, Marin, San Francisco, San Mateo, Santa Clara, Napa, Sonoma or Solano
  • Full-time (minimum 12 units for all semesters/quarters) enrollment in an accredited two- or four-year college, community college, university, graduate school or vocational school
  • Minimum GPA of 3.0 on a scale of 4.0
  • Demonstrated academic promise
  • Demonstrated financial hardship
  • United States citizen or legal resident
  • Be between the ages of 17 and 25 on or before April 20, 2020

Application Process

For information and/or application, contact:

Contact Edward Tang at 


April 20, 2020

For the application or more information go to: