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 2019 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 appropriate aid opportunities based on the information submitted in their admissions application. Eligible students are then nominated by their department or program by early March of the admit year. Submission materials from the department or program includes the admissions application and offer letter. The award recipient will be notified late March with a decision deadline of April 15.

Award and Responsibilities

The number and amount of fellowships awarded in a given year depends upon the amount of interest generated by the endowment fund. This one time award is determined on an annual basis by an award committee. 

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.