Helen Gee Chin Scholarship Foundation Fundraiser
Sunday, June 16, 2013 1:00-3:00pm
Newton North High School (NNHS) Lasker Auditorium
Tickets are $20 and may be purchased at CCMAA during class hours or online with small service charge at www.seatyourself.biz/hgcsf. Seats are chosen first come, first serve and profits benefit the Foundation.
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, 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).
Violet Li Article / Interview with Calvin Chin
In June, journalist and fellow tai chi instructor, Violet Li, had a conversation with Sifu Calvin Chin about his late wife, Helen Gee Chin, and the scholarship fund he founded in her name. Click here to read her article published July 9, 2011, in the Tai Chi Examiner and her follow-up articles on the first year's winners Clint Wu and Leslie Jaw.