Applications Open April 2024
$2,500 for rising college Freshmen
Father. Husband. Son. Brother. Friend. Coach. Co-worker. Leader. These words describe Benson Louie, who lost his life tragically at the age of 50 in 2017.
Benson was a native San Franciscan who had a passion for volleyball. He was a fierce competitor who translated his on-court experience to coaching. He was recognized as a leader in the Chinese American volleyball community.
A diligent worker, he was known on his UPS route to be friendly and thoughtful.
As a friend, his generosity with his time, energy and talent were unmatched. He approached life with vigor and never backed down from a challenge.
For the high-school class of 2024, the Fund will offer two scholarships in the amount of $2,500 each for rising freshmen enrolled at an accredited four year college/university or community college in the 2024-25 academic year and particpated in two years of organized volleyball in high school (please see application form for more details).
• Number of awards: 2
• Amount: $2,500 each
• Total award each year: $5,000
• Type: Non-recurring
The Benson Louie Scholarship is NOT an academic or athletic scholarship! Rather, the Fund values students who exemplify Benson's strengths:
Passion - Intense conviction
Persistence - Continuing on despite adversity
Leadership - The ability to influence others
Generosity - The desire to give to others
Our Fiscal Plan
The Benson Louie Scholarship Fund is designed to be sustainable for years. Unfortunately, the skyrocketing cost of university threatens to weaken the impact of our scholarships over time.
Continued contributions help us to mitigate the increasing cost of higher education for these well-deserving students.
Our partnership with Friends of Roots, a 510(c)3 non-profit organization, insures the integrity of our selection process and allows us to receive tax-deductible donations.
Friends of Roots
A 501(c)3 non-profit organization
1559 B Sloat Blvd Suite 266
San Francisco, CA 94132
Our Fiscal Sponsor
Congratulations to our recipients!
The Thomas and Eva Fong Foundation
Barre & Arina Fong Family
Sandy Lim Family
Slainte Volleyball Club