Scholarship for high school students planning a career in Life Science

HO Family Scholarship CBA-2015

Scholarship for high school students planning a career in Life Science


To be considered, Scholarship applicants must satisfy the following requirements:

 Are high school juniors or seniors in 2015

 Are intent in pursuing a career in the Life Sciences

 Are sons or daughters of current CBA members (or join as student members)

 For information on the CBA, visit (annual membership is $20)

 Have a weighted GPA above 3.50

 Have AP test scores in Biology and/or Chemistry above 650

 Submit a 300-word essay

 Be present at the award ceremony (or be represented by a family member)


The Scholarship will be administered in the approximate timeline as follows:

 Applications will be accepted starting 07 July

 Applications must be submitted by 15 September

 Winners will be notified on 01 October

 Scholarships will be awarded during the Annual Conference on 10 October – to

be held at the Crown Plaza Hotel in Foster City


The HO Family Scholarship is established in memory of Ellen & Tony C. Ho.

Caesar Ho, the elder son of Mr. and Mrs. Ho, will serve as Sponsor on the CBA Board.

Yvonne Ho & Erika Ho, granddaughters, will serve as alternate Sponsors.

Ellen Ho, a nurse practitioner, worked at Tung Wah Hospital in Hong Kong for over 3

decades. She held the position of Head Nurse in the maternity ward before retiring.

Tony C. Ho, a chemist by training, worked at Taiwan Sugar in Peng Dong and at San

Miguel Brewery in Hong Kong. He joined Merck & Co. in 1960, and worked as Plant

Manager in Bangkok, Thailand for over 20 years followed by 10 years at Merck

headquarters in Rahway, New Jersey.

The Ho family founded the Chi-Yong School in Guangzhou, China in the early 1900’s.

The school has a branch in Saigon, now Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam.

The Scholarship will consist of 2 awards of $500 each in 2015.

The Scholarship was first awarded in 2014.


The Committee, responsible for administration of the Scholarship and evaluation for

award, will consist of the following CBA members in 2015:

 Hualing Lee

 Jean Folsom

 Mark Chan

 Patrick Yang

 Caesar Ho

The Committee will review all applications received by the deadline. Each Committee

member will make his or her recommendations for the awards. A Quorum of at least 3

members will be required to designate each award winner.


Please send applications to:

Caesar Ho (

38 N. Almaden Blvd. #523

San Jose, CA 95110

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