Foo Chu Scholarship

Recipients Announcement

NYCAAMH is pleased to announce the recipients of the Foo Chu Scholarship award to support their dissemination of their work in academic conferences in 2020:

1. Stephanie Chin, a counseling psychology doctoral student at the University of Louisville, will be presenting her preliminary findings of her study entitled “Asian Values, Family Stressors, Collectivistic Coping and Depression among Asian Americans” at the AAPA’s Counseling Psychology Conference.

2. Christina Lee, a counseling psychology doctoral student at NYU Department of Applied Psychology, will be presenting findings of her two studies entitled “Familial risk and protective factors for suicide among Asian American adolescents”, “Transnational parent-child relationships: The experiences of Korean Early Study Abroad families” at the Society for Research on Adolescence 2020 Biennial meeting.


The Foo Chu Scholarship Fund, established by the donation of Dr. Foo Chu to NYCAAMH in 2002, has awarded scholarships to graduate students conducting research that would further the understanding and knowledge regarding Asian Americans and mental health. Priorities are given to students for funds that are needed to successfully complete the research project and/or to disseminate the findings. Past recipients and research projects:

  • Teddy Chen (2003),”A Study of Chinese American Family Caregivers of a Mentally Ill Relative: A Look at Predictors of Caregiving Outcomes”
  • Lina Sueyoshi (2004),”The Relationship of Acculturation, Gender, Self-efficacy and Religious Orientation to Risky Sexual Behaviors among Heterosexual Asian American Young Adults”
  • Lin Fang (2005),”Complimentary of Alternative? A Cross-Sectional Study of Socio-Cultural and Health Determinants of Unconventional Medicine Use by Chinese Patients with Mental Health Needs in an Urban Primary Care Setting”

As a condition for accepting the award, upon completion of the research project, the awardees must present their findings at one of the Coalition meetings (e.g., Professional Development Seminar) and/or in writing (e.g., a short post that can be included in the Coalition’s website and other social media.

Graduate students currently enrolled in masters or doctoral studies may request up to $1000 in funding. Following expenses are eligible for funding:

  • Research expenses such as providing participant incentives, transportation costs related to data collection, payment for translation or transcription services, etc. (may not include purchases of durable equipment such as computers and tablets)
  • Travel expenses to present the findings of a research at a professional conference (may include the conference registration fee, poster printing, transportation, lodging, and per diem)

To apply, please submit the following materials by Feb 29, 2020 to

  • Applicant CV
  • Research study abstract or Abstract of conference presentation (1-page maximum)
  • Itemized list of expenses and brief justifications for the funding request
  • If applying for travel, notification of acceptance


Notice of awards will be made by March 16, 2020.

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