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Scholarships
 

A number of scholarships have been established by ECF International to meet specific needs. Many recipients have been benefited from these programs and achieved their educational goals.

(A) ECF International Scholarship Fund
(B) Student Scholarships
(C) China Scholars Program with Azusa Pacific University
(D) Academic Hall of Fame at Darling Library, Azusa Pacific University
(E) Dr. Andrew Gih Memorial Scholarship in U.S.A.
(F) Dr. Andrew Gih Memorial Scholarship in China
(G) Scholarship in honor of Rev. and Mrs. Samuel Kho
(H) Scholarship in honor of Mr. and Mrs. Kok-hui Tan
(I) Dr. J. Edwin Orr Memorial Scholarship
(J) Rev. Paul Troster Memorial Scholarship
(K) Scholarship in honor of Dr. Alton A. Gould
(L) Rev. and Mrs. Fai Szeto Memorial Scholarship
(M) Scholarship for faculty development in Bethel Bible Institute, Thailand in honor of Dr. and Mrs. Paul Szeto
(N) The Paul C.C. Szeto Fellowship Program for Global Studies and Research at the Fuller Theological Seminary
(O) Woodbury University International Students Study in China Fund
(P) Paul and Dorcas Szeto International Scholarship at Azusa Pacific University
(Q) Scholarship in honor of Dr. and Mrs. Harold Lane



(A) ECF International Scholarship Fund

($1,000 to $5,000 to each recipient)

This scholarship was established in 1979 to honor Professor William M. Fouts. Later, the scholarship was expanded to include academic creativity and awarded to recipients selected by the institutions working in partnership with ECF.
  • (1) Hong Kong - China Graduate School of Theology (1979)
  • (2) Singapore - Discipleship Training Center (1979)
  • (3) Taiwan - China Evangelical Seminary (1979)
  • (4) Thailand - Bangkok Bible College (1979)
  • (5) Indonesia - South East Asia Bible Seminary (1980)
  • (6) Philippines - Bible Seminary of the Philippines (1980)
  • (7) U.S.A. - Princeton Theological Seminary (1981)
  • (8) U.S.A. - Fuller Theological Seminary (1982)
  • (9) U.S.A. - Chinese for Christ, Calvin Chao Theological Seminary, Los Angeles (1998)
  • (10) China - Eastern China Seminary, Shanghai (2003)
  • (11) China - North Field School in Yung-ji, Shanxi (2004)
  • (12) China - Nanjing Union Theological Seminary (2005)



(B) Student Scholarships

($500 to $1,000 to each recipient)

Established in 1987 at the ECF 40th Anniversary Celebration to provide financial aid to student leaders in colleges and universities to encourage them to become more committed in service on campus. This scholarship was expanded in 1997 at the ECF 50th Jubilee Celebration to include graduating high school student leaders who have been admitted into college or to an university. Application, recommendation and interview required.

(a) Student Leadership Development Scholarship
  • (1) Mary Chen - Azusa Pacific University (1988, 1989)
  • (2) Catherine Lee - Azusa Pacific University (1989)
  • (3) Joseph Huang - Azusa Pacific University (1990)
  • (4) Lawrence Chua - Fuller Theological Seminary (1991)
  • (5) Jack Wan - Azusa Pacific University (1991)
  • (6) Rossetti Luk - Azusa Pacific University (1995, 1996)
  • (7) Enoch Woo - California State Polytechnic University (1996)
  • (8) Amy Kwong - California State Polytechnic University (1997)
  • (9) Jammie Lyn - Azusa Pacific University (1997)
  • (10) Sai-Htun Myat - Haggai Institute, Singapore (1998)
  • (11) David Yu - California State Polytechnic University (1999)
  • (12) Mandy Sun - Azusa Pacific University (1999)
  • (13) Emily Sargantini - Azusa Pacific University (2000)
  • (14) Adam Ecklund - Azusa Pacific University (2000)
  • (15) Lillian Daw - Haggai Institute, Singapore (2000)
  • (16) Josh Sun - Azusa Pacific University (2000)
  • (17) Wayne Yu - Azusa Pacific University (2001)
  • (18) Alan Li - Azusa Pacific University (2002)
(b) Honor Student Scholarship
  • (1) Micha Hata - Schurr High School (1997)
  • (2) Brenda Ribeiro - Schurr High School (1997)
  • (3) Anne Hu - Schurr Hight School (1997)
  • (4) Patrick Chung - Arcadia High School (1997)
  • (5) Bendick Sykeh - South Pasadena High School (1997)
  • (6) Jason Zhang - Wei Yu High School (2001)



(C) China Scholars Program with Azusa Pacific University

(Funds set up at $100,000)

Established in 1993 by a special contribution of US$100,000 from the Hong Kong Saint Too School Board formerly chaired by Dr. Henry Hsu. The main goal is to equip teachers for better service, and to promote cultural exchange between the East and the West. This program is supported by Azusa Pacific University in California which provides a tuition free scholarship for a scholar to come to the U.S.A. for 4-12 months study as a visiting scholar. ECF provides for round- trip air tickets and assists in seeking free or low rate room and board for the scholar.
         

  • (1) Mei-ho Au - Hong Kong (1993)
  • (2) Mang-ha Yung - Hong Kong (1994)
  • (3) Wei-zhong Li - China (1994)
  • (4) Oi-man Hui - Hong Kong (1996)
  • (5) Zhao-Chun Cui - China (1998)
  • (6) Steven Chen - China (2000)
  • (7) Daniela Obrist - Switzerland (2001)
  • (8) Selia Tan - China (2003)
  • (9) Peter Zhao - China (2004)
  • (10) Zhimin Lei - China (2004)
  • (11) Mary Mei Lin Chen - China (2004)
  • (12) Han-ying Li - China (2005)



(D) Academic Hall of Fame at Darling Library,
Azusa Pacific University

($50,000)

ECF and Azusa Pacific University have established a productive partnership since 1987. The International Student Services at APU provided opportunities for ECF to sponsor teachers from Hong Kong to be better equipped. APU faculty members participated in educational conferences and consultation on English language curriculum development. APU library assisted scholars from China in research and in work opportunity. ECF contributed a love gift of $50,000 for the Darling Library at APU. As a recognition of this partnership, APU dedicated the Academic Hall of Fame to ECF.



(E) Dr. Andrew Gih Memorial Scholarship in U.S.A.

($500 to $2,000 to each recipient)

Established in 1985, after the death of Dr. Andrew Gih, the scholarship replaced the ECF International Scholarship Fund which was set up in honor of William Mefford Fouts in 1979. This scholarship provides financial assistance to college and university students. Application and recommendation required.
  • (1) Pao-Chai Kuo - Holy Light Theological Seminary (1985)
  • (2) Peter Tu - Lutheran Bible Institute (1988)
  • (3) Wen C. Yeh - Fuller Theological Seminary (1988, 1989, 1990)
  • (4) Johnny Yeh - Azusa Pacific University (1996)
  • (5) Julie Thompson - Azusa Pacific University (1996)
  • (6) Diana He - Azusa Pacific University (1996,1997)
  • (7) Melissa Szeto - University of Washington (1996, 1997)
  • (8) Somchat Khimhanwatthanaporn - Holy Light Theological Seminary (1998)
  • (9) Rebecca Anne Alvidrez - U.C. Santa Cruz (1999, 2000, 2001, 2002)
  • (10) Eddie Chan - China Bible Seminary (2000)
  • (11) Theresa Alvidrez - Cal. State Northridge (2001)



(F) Dr. Andrew Gih Memorial Scholarship in China

(Funds set up at Renminbi $100,000)

Established in 1990 at the New City School, Shanghai, China. Each year, interest from this fund is awarded to selected teachers, staff and students. Amount of each award is determined by a local committee together with the school principal.
  • 6 Awards given in 1991
  • 10 Awards given in 1992
  • 15 Awards given in 1993
  • 20 Awards given in 1994
  • 24 Awards given in 1995
  • 25 Awards given in 1996
  • 37 Awards given in 1997
  • 25 Awards given in 1998
  • 20 Awards given in 1999
  • 33 Awards given in 2000
  • 19 Awards given in 2001
  • 68 Awards given in 2002
  • 61 Awards given in 2003
  • 21 Awards given in 2004
  • 53 Awards given in 2005


(G) Scholarship in honor of Rev. and Mrs. Samuel Kho

(Funds set up at Baht $500,000)
Rev. and Mrs. Samuel Kho

This scholarship fund was established in 1995 to honor Rev. and Mrs. Samuel Kho, former principal of ECF Bethel Bible Institute in Maesai, Thailand. Only the annual interest is to be used each year to support the ECF Holy Word Fellowship workers in Myanmar.



(H) Scholarship in honor of Mr. and Mrs. Kok-hui Tan

(Funds set up at Baht $500,000)
Mr. and Mrs. Kok-hui Tan

This scholarship fund was established in 1995 to honor Mr. and Mrs. Kok-hui Tan, chairman of ECF Bethel Bible Institute in Maesai, Thailand. Only the annual interest is to be used each year around Christmas for the welfare and benefit of the faculty and staff of the Institute.



(I) Dr. J. Edwin Orr Memorial Scholarship

(Funds set up at $5,000)
Dr. J. Edwin Orr

Established in 1996 in honor of Dr. J. Edwin Orr, the late chairman of ECF International Council.

  • 1. The first scholarship was awarded to Dr. Joyce Fleming of Belfast Bible College, Northern Ireland. Ms. Fleming received her Ph.D. in Crops Genetics and Physiology from Cambridge University and was called into full-time missionary service in Asia.
  • 2. The second scholarship was awarded to Mr. Jung Nam Hyun from Korea who was studying at the Irish Baptist College in Belfast, Northern Ireland.
  • 3. The third acholarship was awarded to Andrew and Erin Moody who completed their studies at the Irish Baptist College. They went to Uganda as missionaries.


  • (J) Rev. Paul Troster Memorial Scholarship

    (Funds set up at $5,000)
    Rev. Paul Troster

    Proposed in 1997 in honor of Rev. Paul Troster, ECF representative in Germany for 33 years (1957 - 1990), this scholarship was set up at a school in Germany to help train a student who is committed to missionary service. The first scholarship of US$5,000 was awarded to Mr. Peter Rupp of the Theological Seminary of Lieberzeller Mission in Bad Lieberzell, Germany.

    Rev. Paul Troster


    (K) Scholarship in honor of Dr. Alton A. Gould

    (Funds set up at $100,000)
    Dr. Alton A. Goould

    Proposed in 1997 in honor of Dr. and Mrs. Alton A. Gould, chairman emeritus of ECF International, this special project was initiated by the ECF Board in Canada and supported by the Headquarters Board in Los Angeles together with the International Council. This scholarship is for the benefit of the Agape International Training Center for the disabled in Changsha, Hunan, China.



    (L) Rev. and Mrs. Fai Szeto Memorial Scholarship

    (Funds set up at $100,000)
    Rev. Fai Szeto     Mrs. Fai Szeto


    Rev. Fai Szeto, joined the ECF worldwide ministry in Hong Kong in 1968. He served as Literature Consultant and Editor of the Grace Bridge magazine at ECF from 1993 until his death in August 2000 at age 86.

    This Memorial Fund was established in August 2000, in memory of Rev. Fai Szeto, to help needy students, seminarians and pastors, and to build schools and churches in China. The full name of this Fund was changed when Mrs. Szeto was taken to her home in glory on April 8, 2001.

    • (1) Built 4 churches in China
    • #1 - Anhui Ho-Kau Church (2000)
      #2 - Anhui Lin-fong Church (2000)
      #3 - Shaanxi Clear-city Christian Church (2000)
      #4 - Sihui Christian Church (2001)
    • (2) Provided 3 scholarships to graduates of Kau-lun School in China to enter university (2002)
    • (3) Provided 4 scholarships to graduates of Kau-lun School in China to enter university (2003)
    • (4) Daniela Obrist (Switzerland) - Azusa Pacific University (2001)
    • (5) Esther Chao (China) - Webster University (2002)
    • (6) Jason Zhang (China) - UCLA (2003)
    • (7) Peter Lin (China) - Azusa Pacific University (2003)
    • (8) Mary Mei Lin Chen (China) - Azusa Pacific University (2003,2008)
    • (9) Established a reading room at the Kai-ping Christian Church (2003)
    • (10) Provided a memorial portrait at the Kau-lun Middle School Memorial Hall (2003)
    • (11) Karen Walker (USA) - Fuller Theological Seminary (2004)
    • (12) Chit-chun Wang (Hong Kong) - University of Michigan, Dearborn (2004)
    • (13) Aiming Wang (China) - Yale University (2004) and Basel University (2005,2007)
    • (14) Established a computer teaching room at Kau-lun School in China (2004)
    • (15) Eva Lee (Hong Kong) - Azusa Pacific University (2005)
    • (16) Deke Wilkins (USA) - University of Nebraska (2006, 2009)
    • (17) Claudia Ukonu (USA) - Woodsbury University (2009)
    • (18) Rachel Shackleford (USA) - East Los Angeles College (2009)
    • (19) En-Ju Liu (China) - Azusa Pacific University (2007,2008)
    • (20) Judy Xiangyang Zhou (China) - Dallas Baptist University (2010)
    • (21) Xun Yu (China) - California International Theological Seminary (2010)
    • (22) Carol Xianke Zhao (China) - California Baptist University (2010, 2011)
    • (23) Kevin Wenwei Liu (China) - California Baptist University (2010, 2011)
    • (24) Peter Lin (China) - Hong Kong Lutheran Theological Seminary (2011)



    (M) Scholarship for faculty development in Bethel Bible Institute, Thailand in honor of Dr. and Mrs. Paul Szeto

    (Funds set up at 1 million Baht)
    Rev. & Mrs. Paul Szeto


    This scholarship fund was established in 2005 to honor Dr. & Mrs. Paul Szeto for their 25 years of faithful service at ECF. This fund was designed for faculty development at the Bethel Bible Institute in Thailand. The first member of the faculty to receive the award was Mrs. Kwong Yui Too, wife of the principal, Rev. Too. She came to Los Angeles for two weeks of special training on Library Automation in April, 2005. Now the Bible School Library in Thailand is fully automated.



    (N) The Paul C.C. Szeto Fellowship Program for Global Studies and Research at the Fuller Theological Seminary

    (Funds set up at US$ 1 million)
    Paul Szeto and Fuller


    This scholarship fund was established in 2006 through a partnership with Fuller Theological Seminary by (1) providing scholarships for international students; and (2) supporting faculty research that will enrich the study and understanding of cultures and people across the globe
      2007 - School Of Theology:
      Faculty
    • 1. Richard Beaton
    • Student
    • 1. Dongyi Tony Wang

    • 2007 - School Of Psychology:
      Faculty
    • 1. Tim Kelly
    • Student
    • 1. Tracy T.Y. Lo

    • 2007 - School Of International Studies:
      Faculty
    • 1. Robert R. King
    • Student
    • 1. Otto Lui

    • 2008 - School Of Theology:
      Faculty
    • 1. Bill Dyrness
    • 2. Ralph Watkins
    • 3. Joel Green
    • Student
    • 1. Dongyi Tony Wang

    • 2008 - School Of Psychology:
      Faculty
    • 1. John Martin
    • Student
    • 1. Esther Chin

    • 2008 - School Of International Studies:
      Faculty
    • 1. Jeho Hanciles
    • Student
    • 1. Otto Lui

    • 2009 - School Of Theology:
      Student
    • 1. Tong Dongyi Wong

    • 2009 - School Of Psychology:
      Student
    • 1. Otto Lui

    • 2010 - School Of Theology:
      Faculty
    • 1. David Downs
    • 2. Kurt Fredrickson
    • 3. Christopher Hayes
    • 4. Doug Nason
    • Student
    • 1. Gilbert Boon Hua Sim
    • 2. Tak Hung Law
    • 3. Chin Pai Lin
    • 4. Edens Elveus
    • 5. Hoi Ming Hong

    • 2010 - School Of Psychology:
      Faculty
    • 1. Seong Hyeon Kim
    • Student
    • 1. Martha Wang

    • 2010 - School Of International Studies:
      Faculty
    • 1. Desires Segura-April
    • 2. Shelley Trebesch
    • 3. Chuch Van Engen
    • Student
    • 1. Abhijit Najak

    • 2011 - School Of Psychology:
      Student
    • 1. Annie Mathew

    • 2012
      Faculty
    • 1. William A. Dyrness
    • Student
    • 1. Liang Chen
    • 2. Viviana Gonzalez
    • 3. Sebastian Lopez Boelken
    • 4. Nhyira Otabil
    • 5. Ayoung Phang
    • 6. Leulseged Tesfaye

    • 2013
      Student
    • 1. Liang Chen
    • 2. Viviana Gonzalez
    • 3. Sebastian Lopez Boelken
    • 4. Abhiijit Nayak
    • 5. Nhyira Otabil
    • 6. Ayoung Phang
    • 7. Leulseged Tesfaye

    • 2014
      Faculty
    • 1. William A. Dyrness
    • Student
    • 1. Jin Hee Cha
    • 2. Sithembiso Hlophe
    • 3. Zewdie Jikamo
    • 4. Hanjun Kwon
    • 5. Chung Man Anna Lo
    • 6. Benjamin Ortega
    • 7. Nuria Toledano Garrido

    • 2015
      Faculty
    • 1. William A. Dyrness
    • Student
    • 1. Eriona Grabocka
    • 2. Tryfina Phipon
    • 3. Sithembiso Hlophe
    • 4. Robert Sears
    • 5. Chung Man Anna Lo
    • 6. Ebson Simick
    • 7. Sun Min Kim
    • 8. Frank Tweheyo
    • 9. Sheila Muchemi
    • 10. Melissa Van Biljon

    • 2016
      Faculty
    • 1. William A. Dyrness
    • Student
    • 1. Basma Abdelnour
    • 2. Mario Bravo-Lamas
    • 3. Carlos Cevallos
    • 4. Joy Daniel
    • 5. Sithembiso Hlophe
    • 6. Danile Nemeth
    • 7. Christopher Pachter
    • 8. Frank Tweheyo
    • 9. Melissa Van Biljon
    • 10. Sergio Zapata



    (O) Woodbury University International Students Study in China Fund

    (Funds set up at US$20,000)
    Woodbury University


    This scholarship fund was established in 2006 to support 2 faculty members and 18 students to go to Hangzhou, China for exchange program.



    (P) Paul and Dorcas Szeto International Scholarship at Azusa Pacific University

    (Funds set up at US$250,000)
    Azusa Pacific University


    This scholarship fund was established in 2007 will enable Azusa Pacific University to provide scholarships for International Students.
    • 2008 - Xiaohui Ma (China)
    • 2008 - Mary Meilin Chen (China)
    • 2009 - Dr. S.Y. Kim (Korea)
    • 2010 - Jane Biyun Tang (China)
    • 2010 - Swallow Shuangyan Xu (China)
    • 2010 - Ellen Lili Zhou (China)
    • 2010 - Suring Linling Shao (China)
    • 2010 - Rachel Shackleford (USA)
    • 2010 - Joseph Wang (China)
    • 2011 - Sang Hui Kim (Korea)
    • 2012 - Yong Hui Kim (Korea)



    (Q) Scholarship in honor of Dr. and Mrs. Harold Lane

    (Funds set up at 10,000 RMB in China)
    Harold Lane


    This fund was established in 2008 for the support of local pastors in the Christian churches in China. The congregation in Sihui, China has grown from 80 to about 550 in five short years.

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