Goodwill Sponsor Frequently Asked Questions

What is Goodwill Sponsor program?

Goodwill Sponsor program is organized by USTCAF to support USTC students in financial difficulty. Each student will have his/her own Goodwill Sponsor. A sponsor can support one or multiple students at the same time. A sponsor can be a person or a class fund or any other funds. Each sponsor will have his/her own Goodwill subfund. Your donations and award transactions are all published online at USTCAF website for public review.

How much do I need to donate?

With higher RMB/US$ exchange rate and climbing living expense in China, a sponsor needs to donate 4500 RMB (or $710 with current exchange rate) every year to support one student. You need to support entire four years in USTC. So the total is about $2840. You don't need to donate all the money at one time. Some companies have donation match program. That helps too. Please check with your HR policy.


Good will 2009 募捐行动圆满结束

We've received the following list of 50 students from the USTC officials, and would love to get support from you! They each have an individual story. Please read some of them below, and we hope you can choose to sponsor one of the students, and become one of the most important persons in his or her life for a long time to come. To do that, head over to our Become a Goodwill Sponsor page.


You can also find answers to some commonly asked questions at this FAQ page.


Dear Alumni:

We are happy to announce that all 50 Good Will 2009 (2009级爱心奖学金)
students have found their sponsors now.

Thanks for all your support!




Letter from a past Goodwill Awardee

Please read this letter from a Goodwill Scholarship awardee! It brings everyone in to tear!

About Goodwill Scholarship

爱心奖学金(Goodwill Scholarship, coordinator: Yongtian Zhang, zhangyt @ )

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.

Latest Goodwill Status, Nov 3, 2010






Update (12/1/2010): we've got all the students sponsored!