China Opportunity Scholarships

Yan Yang, First Class of GSS Recipient, graduated in 2011

September 2007 to Present

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Program Goal

To provide impoverished students better educational opportunities, improving their future employment prospects and helping them escape the cycle of poverty.

The China Opportunity Scholarships (COS) program encourages students to work hard in their studies to become a force for building China's future. USCET's COS program currently supports students at Yunnan University in Kunming, Shandong University, and the Agricultural University of Hebei in Baoding.


Advisory Council Scholarship Fund 


Established on December 12, 2014 at Sichuan Normal University, the Advisory Council Scholarship Fund is made possible through the contribution of all fourteen members of the USCET Advisory Council. The four-year scholarships of $750 per year are awarded to five outstanding female students from Sichuan Normal University for a chance to compete with their classmates and gain university degrees. USCET awards recipients based on demonstrated disadvantages in comparison to their peers. Sichuan Normal University and USCET both recognize that gender disparity in educational access is particularly widespread in rural areas and believe that female students from rural areas deserve special attention in the constant pursuit of equality of academic opportunity.


Maurice "Hank" Greenberg/CV STARR Scholarships (GSS) at Yunnan University and Shandong University

Launched in 2007 with 10 students at Yunnan University, the Greenberg/Starr program awards scholarships based on high academic record, determination to succeed, and a commitment of giving back to the community. The program has now supported 50 students to-date and graduated its first class from Yunnan University in 2011. The program was extended to Shandong University in the fall of 2013. Scholarships are awarded to freshmen and sophomores each year at Yunnan University in Kunming, China and Shandong University in Jinan, Shandong.


Meet our past and current GSS recipients and check out GSS milestones here!


The Ruth H. Kuo and Rhoda How Memorial Scholarship at the Agricultural University of Hebei.

2011 AUH

Launched in September 2011, the Agricultural University of Hebei became the second scholarship program supported by the US-China Education Trust. 

The Ruth H. Kuo and Rhoda How Memorial Fund helps support this scholarship program through USCET. The scholarship is awarded to five female students each year based on high academic achievement, determination to succeed, great financial need and a commitment to serve their communities. 

USCET hopes to expand the China Opportunity Scholarship program to more universities throughout China.



Meet our AUH scholarship recipients through the years here!





Every student should have a right to a good education, regardless of their ability to pay. If you would like to support USCET's China Opportunity Scholarships, please contact us at or call us at (202) 223-6070.




  • Maurice "Hank" Greenberg/CV STARR
  • Ruth Kuo and Rhoda How Memorial Foundation


  • Yunnan University
  • Agricultural University of Hebei
  • Shandong University

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