Each year, the Asian Women Entrepreneurs (AWE) offers several one thousand dollar ($1,000) scholarships to students who are matriculating toward earning their Bachelor degree. The scholarships are awarded based upon the applicant’s service to, and/or leadership in the community, and on the applicant’s commitment to continue providing such service and/or leadership.

The Scholarship Committee encourages students of all races to apply, as the scholarships will be awarded without consideration to the applicant’s race or ethnic origin. The applications are due in early July each year. The scholarships will be presented at AWE’s Annual Awards Luncheon in the late September or early October timeframe. AWE provides equal opportunities to all applicants regardless of sex, race, color, marital, religion, ancestry, national origin, or other non-merit related factors.

2015 Scholarships Application window is now CLOSED. Please email if you information about AWE’s scholarship program. 2016 Instructions and Application are currently unavailable. 2016 Application will be available in early February 2016.

Click Here to Download The 2015 Instructions & Application Packet
Click Here to Download The draft 2017 Instructions & Application Packet

2015 Scholarship Recipients were recognized at AWE’s Annual Awards Luncheon on 2 October 2015.

Maryjane Do is a fourth year student at California State University, Long Beach, majoring in communicative disorders. She is involved with the National Student Speech Hearing Language Association, as well as a competitor on the Cal State Long Beach Forensics speech and debate team. Maryjane plans to obtain her master's degree in speech-language pathology and one day hopes to open her own speech-language therapy clinic.

Kimmai Hoang, who came to the United States from Vietnam 6 years ago, and is currently lives in Westminster, CA. Wanting to go back to school, she had to learn English for several years. Currently, she is attending Newport Beach and Garden Grove Community College and majoring in arts and humanities. She is expecting to graduate in fall 2017 with an AA degree.

ThuyTien Huynh, a native of Can Tho, Vietnam, taught kindergarten at a Vietnamese school. After marrying and moving to California, she attended Golden West College and received her certificate of computer office application. She worked as a data entry clerk at Northrop Grumman and then received her AA degree in human services at Coastline Community College and. She is currently studying at California State University, Long Beach, and expecting to receive her bachelor's degree in 2017. She volunteers at the Vietnamese Alliance of Midway City and the OC Food Bank.

Thuy Thu Le, a native of Saigon, Vietnam, is a full-time college student at Coastline Community College and a working mother. She does volunteer work for Dieu Ngu Temple in Westminster, CA, and Friends With Lepers Non-Profit Organization in Irvine. After obtaining an associate’s degree in human services, she plans to transfer to a CSU Fullerton or UC Irvine to obtain a bachelor’s degree in psychology, and then work in a specialty care facility for rehabilitating patients or in college counseling. She wants to use her education to contribute to the community.

Rachael Roesler (Edison Scholar) is a Southern California native, born in Newport Beach, California. Since she was young she has wanted to be the first of her family to attend college and earn a bachelor’s degree. At Concordia University Irvine, Rachael is majoring in chemistry with an emphasis on chemical research while also double minoring in math and graphic design. Rachael has been a general chemistry tutor for over a year. She hopes to be able to apply her skills to help others and to benefit her community.

Tiffany Tsai is a rising senior majoring in business administration at the Haas School of Business at the University of California, Berkeley. Upon graduating Tiffany hopes to work in a public accounting firm, attain her CPA license, and later, branch out into management consulting. Through her leadership roles and professional experience, Tiffany has developed sincere relationships with colleagues, professionals, and faculty who have inspired her to challenge the status quo and find ways to streamline and improve the way businesses operate in today’s competitive markets.

Phoebe Weaver (Edison Scholar) is currently a junior at Concordia University Irvine. A native of Scottsdale, Arizona, she is a chemistry major, with a minor in both mathematics and biology. Loving science and animals, she is studying to become a veterinarian. Phoebe is involved in many organizations on her school's campus, as a freshman orientation leader, a member of both the band and orchestra, the vice president of the chemistry club, and a member of her school's chemistry research team. She has been doing research on singlet oxygen since her freshman year of college.


The Asian Women Entrepreneurs (AWE) Educational Scholarship Program has awarded 43 educational scholarships to deserving students since the program inception in 2007. This achievement has been possible thanks to the support of our members, corporate sponsors and donors.


Maryjane Do, CA State University, Long Beach
​Kimmai Hoang, Coastline Community College
​Thuy Tien Huynh, CA State University, Long Beach
​Thuy Thu Le, Coastline Community College
​Rachel Roesler, Concordia University, Irvine
​Tiffany Tsai, University of CA, Berkeley
​Phoebe Weaver, Concordia University, Irvine
​Edison Scholar

Megan Doan, CA State University, Fullerton
​Jacquelyn Hirzel, Concordia University, Irvine
Michelle Martir, Concordia University
Quyen Phan, Coastline Community College
Megan Ward, Simpson University

Destini Copley, Hope International University
​Hong Ngyet Dai, Coastline Community College
​Dao Thianh Ha, Coastline Community College
Kelsey Maria Whelan, Rio Hondo Community College
Sean Whelan, Rio Hondo Community College

Garrett Hara, University of CA, Los Angeles
Meiqin Li, CA State University, Long Beach
Brittnea Reich, CA State University, San Bernardino

German Guillen, University of CA, Davis
​Kenneth Lee, Golden West Community College
​Meredith Maimon, University of CA, Berkeley
​Jeffrey Robin, University of CA, Santa Barbara
​Elizabeth Nelson, Ashland College
​Huynh Quang Nguyen, CA State University, Fullerton
​Linda Nguyen, Coastline Community College
​George Quezada, Coastline Community College

Lobna Botros, Coastline Community College
​Melissa Marie Caringal, University of CA, Riverside
​Alexandria Crownover, Orange Coast College
​Kevin Dang Ho, Coastline Community College
Anna Magga, Coastline Community College

Anton Lorenzo Dizon, Santa Monica College
​Jeffrey David Enriquez, University of CA, Riverside
Kathleen Mariko Murphy, Golden West College
My Hanh Nguyen, CA State University, Fullerton
​Christina My Trinh, CA State University, Long Beach

Serina Dutcher-Centers, CA State University, Fullerton
Jeanine Medina, Irvine Valley College

Nikesha Gipsohn, Concordia University
​Cynthia Kim Nguyen, CA State University, Fullerton
​Tan D. Nguyen, Coastline Community College