I. In order to pay back to the society and encourage NCYU students from low-income families to study diligently so as to serve society in the future, the family members of Mrs. May Jen (hereinafter referred to as the guidelines) offer this scholarship to commemorate Mr. Jia-Kang Tsai.
II. The source of funds: The donor promises to donate US$ 40,000 every year, which will then be converted into our currency at current exchange rates and distributed to students entitled to it.
III. The amount of grants: about NT$50,000 per year and will be distributed equally to each eligible applicant. (It can vary according to the exchange rate in any given year.)
IV. The number of allowance : 24 awardees per year.
V. Eligible applicants must submit all application materials to NCYU Division of student Assistance of student Affairs within the first month of the first semester.
VI. Eligibility Criteria:
1. NCYU day session undergraduate students, but first-year students and students who postpone graduation are not eligible to apply. (Graduate students are eligible only when recently experiencing or encountering a severe accident or a family disaster.)
2. Students from low-income families or students who recently encounter an accident or a family disaster.
3. Students who have achieved an average academic grade of 75% or above on a percentage scale and an average conduct grade of 80% or above from last year. When unable to meet the above standards, applicants may offer evidence to explain the reasons why they could not meet the standards, such as accidents or participation in contest training.
4. Students who have experience as a leader in student bodies or clubs, and social service, or have work-study jobs are preferred.
5. Students who are granted with this scholarship can have other scholarships, but the amount is limited to NT$30,000, that is, the amount of all scholarships an awardee can have in a year is limited to NT$80,000.
VII. Application Materials:
1. Application form.
2. Household registration transcript (including the applicant, and his or her parents, sibling who are unmarried, and spouse).
3. List of annual individual income tax and individual inventory of property of all family members. (Low income household certificate If available)
4. Low or middle-low income household certificate (If available).
5. Transcript of last academic year (including class rank percentile).
6. Applicants who recently encountered an accident or a family disaster please add a report authenticated with a stamp of the applicant’s advisor or o applicants ther related proof documents.
7. Related proof documents of the applicant’s experience of student clubs, work and social services.
8. A detailed autobiography, resume and a personal photograph.
9. A recommendation letter
VIII. The NCYU Life Guidance Division is in charge of the process of application and examination for the scholarship. Student candidates for the scholarship are recommended by the “NCYU Scholarship Examination Board for Low Income Students” first, and then the application materials of the 24 officially enrolled candidates and 7 applicants on the waiting list will be sent to the donor representative. After the approval of the donor, the NCYU Life Guidance Division grants the scholarship to the awardees, and sends the scholarship receiving list to the donor representative. The scholarship aims to help students of good character who come from low-income families, so the focus is placed more on their family’s distressed financial situation and character than on their grades during the examination process.
IX. NCYU must set up a home page for the scholarship before issuing, and the home page is co-managed by the Life Guidance Division and the donor representative.
X. Amendment request for the guidelines can be made by the donor every year.
XI. The guidelines come into effect upon the approval of the University Review Committee of Low-Income Students Scholarships and Grants and the president of NCYU.