The Wang Kuo Tong Memorial Fellowship Fund

About the Fund

Tony K. Wang (BSE ’73, MSE ’75) created the Wang Kuo Tong Memorial Fellowship Fund in honor of his father. Mr. Wang was a self made entrepreneur from a humble family, working 16 hour days, 7 days a week in Hong Kong and Paris. Tony established this fellowship to memorialize his father by offering the opportunity for hard working, high achieving students from Greater China with financial difficulty to come to Michigan Engineering for further graduate study.

Photo: WANG Kuo Tong; Photo credit: Tony K. Wang

Photo: Tony K. and Vivian Wang

Eligibility and Selection Criteria

The purpose of this fund is to provide need-based support to graduate students pursuing a master’s degree in the College of Engineering who are first generation in their family to attend college, or students who have overcome substantial educational or economic obstacles.

Nominated students must be admitted for Fall 2023 for full-time enrollment and demonstrate financial need. Preference will be given to students with financial need and high academic achievement that attended an undergraduate institution in the People’s Republic of China (PRC).

How to Apply

Students apply to the master’s program of their choice. Once admitted, students are evaluated for potential aid opportunities based on the information submitted in their admissions application and notified for consideration. Submission materials from the department or program includes the admissions application and offer letter. The applicant will need to submit a financial data form (March) for further consideration.

The award recipient will be notified by early April with an acceptance deadline of April 15.

Award and Responsibilities

This one-time award is determined on an annual basis by an award committee. For the 2023–2024 academic year, there is one award available in the amount of $45,000 ($22,500 for the Fall 2023 term, and $22,500 for the Winter 2024 term).

The fellowship recipient will be responsible for:
• Providing a brief profile for the award recipient website.
• Contacting Mr. Wang at least twice by sending an introductory email
   upon notification of selection and prior to graduation.