Holly WaiHung Dick left mainland China with her family in 1947 for a better life in Hong Kong. Her life experiences taught her that education changes lives. After completing school in China, Holly was hired by Japan Airlines, where she met her future husband, an American, Mike Dick. Holly and Mike lived in Anchorage, where they loved to fish and enjoy friends, family, and their Alaskan life. Holly loved to help others along their path in life. She volunteered as a translator for immigrants and helped children in daycare settings.
This scholarship is her legacy fulfilling her hope to help Chinese students increase their experience and skills with education so they can find a job and a career to support their future. The Holly Dick Scholarship will provide eligible students with an educational scholarship to support the pursuit of post-high school education, including vocational training that will give them a future career. Scholarships will be awarded based on academic performance, community activities, letters of reference, and leadership activities with a preference for Chinese American students who are the first generation in their family to attend college or Chinese Alaskan students. Students must be enrolled full-time to qualify for a scholarship.
The Holly Dick scholarship will award up to four (4) $10,000 scholarships. Scholarship recipients are eligible to reapply for a period of up to 4 years for a total of 5 years of scholarship funds if the recipient continues to meet the eligibility requirements and is in good standing at the educational institution the student is attending.
- Students with at least a GPA of 3.0.
- Students involved in the community, school extra-curricular activities, and/or volunteer service
- Students who demonstrate an appreciation for hard work and education as demonstrated in a personal essay or via letters of recommendation from teachers, mentors, supervisors, or other adults in their life.
- Students planning to enroll in full-time post-secondary education including vocational training programs.
- First-generation Chinese American students
Applicants will be asked to provide:
- Resume to include community service and extracurricular activities
- Letters of reference
- Personal essay
IMPORTANT: Scholarship recipients must submit their student ID number and program information to ACF through the online system before their award can be disbursed. If we do not receive the above information by June 30, 2024, the scholarship may not be awarded. Please contact ACF is you cannot send in the information by this date.