Scholarships Available for 2007 Roots Programs Interns

The In Search of Roots program is recruiting interns for 2007. Chinese Americans, who are 16 to 25 years of age with families originating from the Pearl River Delta region of Guangdong Province, are eligible to apply. Deadline for application is January 31th, 2007.

A newly established Stanley M. Toy and Virginia T. Toy Memorial Fund will offer scholarships to qualified interns from low-income families to help cover tuition and certain traveling expenses. Cathay Pacific Airway will be the Airline Sponsor for the 2007 Roots Interns.

Founded in 1991, the “In Search of Roots” Program involves a yearlong commitment on researching one’s Chinese American family history and genealogy. After studying their Chinese roots in America, participants will explore their roots in China through visiting their maternal or paternal ancestral villages in the Pearl River Delta region of Guangdong Province. The program culminates in a Chinese New Year exhibition of the interns’ research at the Chinese Culture Center of San Francisco, where participants share what they have learned with family, friends, and community.
All applicants should submit the following materials:
· Application form (Click here to download)
· One-to-two page essay about yourself, the reasons why you would like to participate and your expectations of the program.
· Letter of recommendation from a person with whom you have worked and studied.
· Statement of financial need for individuals who wish to apply for scholarship.

Please mail the application materials to: Abby Chen, Chinese Culture Center of San Francisco, 750 Kearny Street, San Francisco, CA 94108

Interviews will be held in February of 2007.
The Chinese Culture Center of San Francisco, Chinese Historical Society of America and Overseas Chinese Affairs Office in Guangdong Province of the People’s Republic of China are sponsors of the In Search of Roots program. Mr. Him Mark Lai and Mr. Albert Cheng coordinate this Program.

For more information, you can call Abby Chen at 415-986-1822.


“尋根”活動目前正在招募新生,申請截止日期為二零零七年一月三十一日。凡是年齡在16嵗至26嵗之間的華裔美國青年,祖上來自于廣東省珠江三角洲地區,都可報名參加。 Stanley M.Toy and Virginia T. Toy 紀念基金會將為符合條件的申請人提供獎學金,幫助負擔學費和部分旅行費用。

“尋根”活動創建于1991年,它多年來的成功,得益于中華人民共和國廣東省僑辦,舊金山中華文化中心和美國華人歷史學會的合作和支持。“尋根”的參加者在將近一年的學習期間,追溯研究自己的家族歷史。他們還有機會返回廣東省的珠江三角洲地區,訪問和探尋先人們曾經居住過的家鄉村落。很多參加“尋根”的華裔青年表示,這是一次“徹底改變人生觀”的體驗:對傳統, 家庭和個人的價值,都有了全新的領會。《尋根成果展覽》每年都在舊金山中華文化中心舉行,參加者籍此和家人朋友還有整個華裔社區,分享他們的體會。

1. 申請表 (表格可從文化中心網站下載:
2. 短文一篇,篇幅不超過兩頁。包括自我介紹,申請參加“尋根”的原因,和對“尋根”的期待。
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4. 如申請獎學金,請另文説明家庭和個人財務狀況。
Chinese Culture Center, 750 Kearny Street, San Francisco, CA 94108
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