CUNY Thomas Tam Scholarship

Administered by the Asian American / Asian Research Institute (AAARI), the CUNY Thomas Tam Scholarship is funded by an endowment established in 2006 by the City University of New York in recognition of Dr. Thomas Tam’s contributions as a former member of the CUNY Board of Trustees, founding Executive Director of AAARI, and leadership in the Asian American community. The Scholarship awards annually $1,000 to an individual qualified undergraduate student currently enrolled at any of the twenty-one colleges within CUNY, Asian or non-Asian, who has demonstrated creativity in the communication of the concerns of the Asian American community in areas such as Health, Education and Culture.


Dr. Thomas Tam Teen Resource Center Scholarship

The Chinatown Health Clinic Foundation, in collaboration with the Dr. Thomas M.S. Tam Foundation, will annually award up to four scholarships of $500 each to honor Dr. Tam’s legacy. Recipients will be selected on the basis of their demonstrated commitment to community service, or their potential to serve as community health leaders. Seniors anticipating completion of a high school diploma during academic year which application is made, and that are planning to pursue a degree in an accredited US post-secondary institution.


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