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Dr. Shuqiao Yao Memorial Scholarship

Funded by
1 winner$2,000
Application Deadline
Jan 31, 2025
Winners Announced
Mar 1, 2025
Education Level
Recent scholarship winners
Eligibility Requirements
Education Level:
Graduate student
Field of Study:
Psychology or psychiatry

Dr. Shuqiao Yao was a renowned Chinese psychologist and psychiatrist, an incredible father and teacher who passed away too soon in 2024 after leading an incredible life. Throughout his illustrious career, Dr. Shuqiao Yao dedicated himself to advancing the fields of psychological assessment, psychiatry, and clinical neuroscience. His groundbreaking research on the neural mechanisms of psychological effects on stress-related diseases led to numerous discoveries that have significantly shaped our understanding of mental health.

This scholarship aims to support outstanding students who share Dr. Shuqiao Yao's passion for clinical psychology and psychiatry. By fostering the next generation of researchers, this scholarship hopes to continue Dr. Shuqiao's mission of advancing the understanding and treatment of mental health conditions.

Any graduate student pursuing psychology or psychiatry may apply for this scholarship opportunity, but applicants of east Asian descent are preferred.

To apply, tell us about your background, why you have chosen your field of study, and how your background has affected your decision to pursue this path.

Selection Criteria:
Ambition, Drive, Impact
Published June 25, 2024
Essay Topic

Please share about your background and why you are choosing to pursue psychology or psychiatry. Please also mention how your background has impacted your decision to pursue this field.

400–600 words


When is the scholarship application deadline?

The application deadline is Jan 31, 2025. Winners will be announced on Mar 1, 2025.