Sino-American Pharmaceutical Professionals Association
New England (SAPA-NE)
2020 High School Excellence Scholarship Program

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The applicant must meet the following criteria:

  1. The applicant must be a United States citizen or legal resident alien residing in the New England area (MA, NH, RI, VT, CT, ME).

  2. The applicant must be a graduating high school senior with a GPA of 3.3 (out of 4.0) or greater and an SAT score above 1450 (out of 1600) or equivalent.

  3. The applicant must be enrolling for the first time in a full-time undergraduate course of study at an accredited 4-year college or university in the upcoming academic year. The applicant should pursue or intend to pursue a major related to life sciences.

  4. Members of SAPA-NE Board of Directors, the SAPA-NE Advisory Committee, or the SAPA-NE Scholarship Selection Committee cannot participate on the selection process. Any member of the SAPA-NE Executive Committee must disclose should his or her relative become an applicant. Failure to disclose a position of conflict of interest will not only disqualify the candidate, but also lead to disciplinary action towards the executive member.


Application procedures
Application materials

The applicant must submit:

  1. A brief resume illustrating major accomplishments during the applicant’s K-12 education

  2. An essay (~ 600 words) to illustrate what the applicant will be pursuing at college and what inspired him or her to make such a decision

  3. A recommendation letter from the school counselor and two letters of recommendation from teachers who can attest and comment on the applicant's achievements and development potentials. All three recommendation letters require to be emailed directly by the recommenders to Dr. Huo Li and Dr. Guiqing Liang.

  4. A copy of high school transcript and a copy of standard test results.

  5. A copy of acceptance letter from the college the applicant intends to enroll

  6. Filled application form. The download link of the application form will be sent to you after you register online.

  7. An application fee ($30) through the online registration link. The application fee can be waived if the applicant’s parent or legal guardian is a member of SAPA in 2019 or 2020.

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Please email all your application materials to Dr. Huo Li and Dr. Guiqing Liang after you complete online application. Please use email subject "SAPA-NE 2020 High School Excellence Scholarship Application". Please ask recommenders to email the letters of recommendation no later than the application deadline.

Email Addresses: 

Huo Li: ; Guiqing Liang:

Application Deadline
Extend to October 1st, 2020

Selection Procedures
An independent Scholarship Selection Committee appointed by the SAPA-NE Executive Committee will evaluate all valid applications and nominate several strongest candidates. SAPA-NE Executive Committee will make the final selection of up to three award recipients.
Applicants will be evaluated on:

  1. Academic performance, leadership quality, and community/school service.

  2. Demonstrated potential and commitment to a career aspiration that has a broad impact in the society.

Award Acceptance
Recipients of 2020 SAPA-NE High School Excellence Scholarship will be notified by Scholarship Selection Committee by email.


Upon contact by Scholarship Selection Committee, a SAPA-NE Scholar must submit an acknowledgment letter stating the acceptance of the scholarship award. The recipients (required) and their parents/legal guardians (optional) will attend the 2020 SAPA-NE High School Excellence Scholarship Award Ceremony at 22st SAPA-NE Annual Conference (Virtual Event). A short speech (5 minutes) made by each award recipient will be expected at the ceremony. Each recipient will be awarded up to $1000 one-time scholarship.