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Danny Lau Memorial Scholarship - 2024


The Danny Lau Memorial Scholarship is to honor an inspirational leader in our community. Danny was a Milpitas Unified School Board member and a firm believer in getting our community to be involved in our public schools. Danny passed away on March 20, 2017, and will be forever in our hearts and memories. These two $500 scholarships are available to the Milpitas High School or Calaveras High School Class of 2023 who are about to embark on a college education. This scholarship will be awarded at the MHS Senior Awards Ceremony or Calaveras HS graduation and will be administered by the Milpitas Community Educational  Endowment. We anticipate on offering this scholarship over the next five years starting in 2017.


  • Must be a senior at Milpitas High School, Milpitas Middle College High School or Calaveras High School, graduating in the Class of 2024

  • Must have a minimum 2.5 GPA, and provide an unofficial copy of your high school transcript

  • Must plan on attending a 2 or 4-year college or university in the Fall of 2024 and taking a "full-time student" class load

  • Must compose a 1000-word essay on the following topic:

How have Danny Lau's contributions to the Milpitas community inspired you?

The essay should describe:

  • What were some of Danny's contributions to the Milpitas Community?

  • How have those contributions inspired you?

  • And, given those inspirations, how will it help you reach your goals or aspirations?


Deadline: Sunday, April 21, 2024, 11.59 pm - Online Submission

NOTE: Applicants need to use their Gmail accounts to complete the online application.


Applications are now closed


We offer two ways to donate to the scholarship:

  • Online, please use the button below. 

  • If you wish to mail a check to support this scholarship, please write the check to:

Milpitas Community Education Foundation
Danny Lau Memorial Scholarship,
1765 Landess Ave

Milpitas, CA 95035.

Thank you for your support. As of May 2017, donations and pledges have totaled nearly $6000.00. The family has asked us to offer the scholarship over the next six years.



We are proud of the winners of the Danny Lau Memorial Scholarship. Each winner has been able to tell us how Danny inspires them to pursue their dreams and give back to the community.




Vanessa Lam,
UC Berkeley

Natasha Tiwari,
UC Berkeley


2020 Winners

  • Jenny Pham

  • Ginnie Lo

2019 Winners

  • Ashley Chen

  • Lisa Yan

​2018 Winners

  • Samik Shrotriya

  • Christopher Pham

2017 Winners

  • Angela Nguyen

  • ​Genesie Quiliza-Castellano

2023 Winners

Natalie Chen USC

Anabelle Liu

UC Berkeley

2022 Winners

2021 Winners

2020 Winners

Jenny Pham

Ginnie Lo

2019 Winners

Ashley Chen

Lisa Yan

2018 Winners

Samik Shrotriya

Christopher Pham

2017 Winners

Angela Nguyen

Genesie Quiliza-Castellano

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