Scholarship Information

Congratulations to the 2021-22 Award Recipients!!
This was another lean year for the Foundation as now two annual fundraisers have been canceled due to the pandemic but after deliberation, the selection committee decided to award a total of $12,000 to the following recipients:

2021-22 Winners:
$3000 to Caela Hung of Summit Wushu Academy, OR
$3000 to Evan Xu of Professional Martial Arts Academy, VA
$3000 to Iris Yang of Calvin Chin's Martial Arts Academy, MA

Honorable Mentions:
$1500 to Allyson Huang of Phoenix Wushu, AZ
$1500 to Margot Jay of US Kuo Shu Academy, MD

As our annual fundraisers have been canceled two years in a row due to the pandemic, we are ever more grateful to our generous donors who help us to continue awarding scholarships during these challenging times. Thank you!


The 2019-20 Scholarships Have Been Awarded!

The annual fundraiser for the Foundation (Open House) was held this past July, along with a silent auction and various raffles. It was a successful event, with a performance put on by students of Calvin Chin's Martial Arts Academy (CCMAA). Thanks to our generous donors, we are proud to award the following martial arts students from around the country college scholarships in the following amounts:

2019-2020 Winners:
  • $3000 to Yen-Nhi Chit of Wah Lum Kung Fu & Tai Chi Academy, MA
  • $3000 to Charisse Hung of Summit Wushu Academy, OR
  • $3000 to Braydan Tomizaki of Tomizaki's Champions Kung Fu Institute, CA
Honorable Mentions:
  • $1500 to Nola Carlson of Calvin Chin’s Martial Arts Academy, MA
  • $1500 to Marciana Castillo of Jow Ga Kung Fu Association, VA
  • $1500 to Ryan Huang of Phoenix Wushu Academy, AZ
  • $1500 to Robin Snetsinger of Wu Dang Kung Fu, CT
  • $1500 to Anna Webster of Academy of Kung Fu & Tai Chi, OH

2018-19 scholarship recipients have been chosen!

This year, eight deserving recipients have been awarded a collective total of $16,500 in college scholarships. The 2018-19 awards bring the total amount awarded to $100,000 since 2011! Time to add a few more faces to the collage. For the list of the 2018-19 winners and more details, click here.

Winners' Collage 2018-19

Helen Gee Chin Scholarship Foundation Fundraiser, June 17, 2017

2017 fundraiser double dragon

The Helen Gee Chin Scholarship Foundation holds its annual fundraiser every May or June, with a performance by students and instructors from Calvin Chin's Martial Arts Academy. This spectacular event includes lion and dragon dances, Kung Fu, Tai Chi, flags, and weapons. We hope you will support the cause and check back for the Save a Date notice in 2018. Since 2011, we've awarded more than $83,000 to 41 students from 16 states and 25 martial arts schools! Net proceeds from the sale of ads, tickets, t-shirts and DVDs benefit the Helen Gee Chin Scholarship Foundation, a 501(c)(3) charity. 

Our past fundraiser is available on Livestream: Video Link to 2017 Fundraiser

About the Scholarship

The Helen Gee Chin Scholarship Foundation was founded on March 7, 2011, to honor the memory of Helen Gee Chin, wife of Sifu Chin of Calvin Chin’s Martial Arts Academy, Inc. Simo was the administrator at CCMAA for 15 years and was involved with preserving the history and promoting the practice of traditional Chinese martial arts. She was beloved by her husband, the students of the Academy that she ran with him, and by the martial arts community as a whole. The Foundation is offering college scholarships to encourage academic achievement and motivate individuals to become serious students of the Chinese martial arts.

The scholarship is open to students who plan to enroll full-time as an undergraduate at an accredited U.S. four-year college or university and meet the minimum eligibility requirements: U.S. citizenship or permanent residency, five or more years* of study in Chinese Martial Arts (Kung Fu, Wu Shu, or Tai Chi), and a “B” average grade or better. Scholarship recipients are selected based on criteria such as martial arts study and achievement*, academic achievement, a written essay, and participation and leadership in community and school activities. Further details about eligibility and the selection process can be found on the scholarship application.

The Foundation is based in Newton, Massachusetts at Calvin Chin’s Martial Arts Academy Inc. (“CCMAA”). The Foundation is funded by donations, which it solicits primarily within the Chinese martial arts community, and through public support. The Foundation believes that both the solicitation and the award processes will encourage academic achievement by young practitioners of the Chinese martial arts.

* The 5 year study minimum and expectation of tournament competition may be reduced in the case of special life circumstances (see Section 10 of the application).

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