Please read this letter from a Goodwill Scholarship awardee! It brings everyone in to tear!
爱心奖学金(Goodwill Scholarship, coordinator: Yongtian Zhang, zhangyt @ hotmail.com )
Inspired by the Hand-in-Hand Project (爱心行动) initiated by students in USTC, this need-based award was established in 1999 to provide financial assistance to about 70 USTC students who need help in order to complete their degrees at USTC. The awardees must be in good academic standing. Priority is given to female students from rural area.
Goodwill Sponsorship (est. 1999) Currently (since 2007), a sponsor needs to cover four years of study of a sponsored USTC student for $400 a year. To be a sonsor, one can make donations at any time. But usually, each year, around March, sponsors will be solicited by USTCAF. Sponsors then may select a specific individual (or more ) to be sponsored from the candidate list PROVIDED BY THE USTC. In additional to financial need, some minimum academic requirements are checked to ensure the sponsored students will continue to finish the education in USTC under the scholarship.
Update (12/1/2010): we've got all the students sponsored!