Oregon Chinese Consolidated Benevolent Association Scholarship

Oregon Chinese Consolidated Benevolent Association Scholarship 

Portland Chinese Scholarship Foundation

The mission of the Portland Chinese Scholarship Foundation is to honor all Oregon high school graduates of Chinese ancestry and to provide those qualified students with scholarships in their pursuit of higher education. 

Portland-Kaohsiung Sister City Association Scholarship

The Portland-Kaohsiung Sister City Association (PKSCA) was founded in November 1987, and the Portland City Council officially approved Kaohsiung as Portland’s Sister City on May 11, 1988. The official sister city agreement was signed on October 11, 1988 during the Association’s first goodwill mission to Kaohsiung, Taiwan.

The mission of the Portland Kaohsiung Sister City Association is to promote people to people exchanges of educational, artistic and cultural activities in accordance with the spirit of the Sister City International and to promote Portland and Kaohsiung to the world. PKSCA maintains several programs that focus on and support this mission. These include the annual Portland Rose Festival Dragon Boat Race, participation in the Portland Rose Festival Grand Floral Parade, and Starlight Parade, annual good will delegation exchanges between Portland and Kaohsiung, and support of Portland Chinese people, organizations and programs.

As part of the mission of friendship and understanding, PKSCA is proud to offer an annual scholarship to honor a local graduating high school student of Chinese ethnicity. These scholarships are established to promote the local youth and the cultural heritage that the Association supports.

Wong Family Association Scholarship

by Gloria Wong

The Wong Family Association was established amongst overseas Chinese communities in the early 20th century to assist descendants of the Wong families. They were made up of people who were related by blood or marriage or from the same area of China and who shared the same surname of Wong. The Association was a place in which to gather and a way to help people adjust to overseas life. There are local chapters established in regions and cities throughout the world. In the United States, a national Wong assembly is held every four years at different locations. The late Norman Wong and Bruce Wong represented the Portland Chapter during the last several decades.

The Portland Chapter celebrates Chinese New Year every year with a banquet and holds its annual picnic at Laurelhurst Park in July.

Through the Portland Chapter of Wong Family Women’s Auxiliary, the local Association has established the Wong Family Association Scholarship. Each year a male and female Wong student are selected to receive scholarships in the amount of $500. These scholarships will continue in the years to come.