Huang Leadership Development Scholarship

How to Apply

Applications for the 2019 Huang Scholarship are due May 8, 2019. 

If you submitted an application, you may check the status of your application on Apply SVCF. You will also receive a notification email about the status of your application in July.

Frequently Asked Questions

Access our Frequently Asked Questions to learn about using our online application system, scholarship award payments, and more.

Huang Scholarship 2019 Timeline

February 11, 2019
Application opens

May 8, 2019
Applications due

Late June 2019
Interviews conducted with finalists

July 2019
Notifications sent to students

July-October 2019
Scholarship payments are mailed to recipients' schools when the scholarship is accepted and enrollment is verified

September 27, 2019
Deadline for recipients to claim and submit Scholarship Acceptance and Agreement Form, along with enrollment verification


Questions about applying?

Contact 650.450.5487 or

HuangFor current SYNNEX employees, past-employees who left the company in good standing and their dependents, who plan to attend a U.S. or foreign college/university ranked highly by U.S. News and World Report college/university rankings or comparable source.

Scholarship Amount

Up to $34,000 (paid over four years, provided renewal eligibility requirements are met)

Number of Scholarships

Up to 10 awards (a combination of new one-time and renewable scholarships will be awarded; renewable scholarship recipients must meet renewal requirements)


The Huang Leadership Development Scholarship was established by Bob and Lily Huang in recognition of the loyalty and dedication of SYNNEX employees worldwide. Bob, founder, past CEO and past chairman of the board of SYNNEX Corporation, and his wife Lily wish to recognize those who worked and contributed to the success of SYNNEX by providing scholarship opportunities to support those employees, past employees and dependents that choose to further their personal leadership development through higher education for the future prosperity of the globalized world.

Bob and Lily’s leadership and vision laid the groundwork for SYNNEX with the company’s founding in 1980. Throughout his life, Bob has been a teacher and a mentor to the many associates with whom he has worked and come into contact. Over the years, as he built his business into the success story it became, he has shepherded the career ambitions of countless others.

Bob and Lily wish to continue this rich legacy by improving the lives of those seeking to better themselves through higher education and become leaders and mentors in their own right. Scholarship recipients will be selected based on academic achievement excellence and leadership qualities as evidenced by their personal statement, letters of reference, school and community activities.

Eligibility Requirements

  • Current employee or past employee, or a legal dependent or grandchild of a current or past employee of SYNNEX Corporation, or its subsidiaries who left the company in good standing
  • Current employee or past employee, or a legal dependent or grandchild of a current or past employee that worked for SYNNEX Corporation or its subsidiaries for a minimum of three years at the time of the application deadline.
  • Demonstrated academic excellence and leadership qualities through activities in school, community or social service activities.
  • Accepted into and confirmed intent to enroll OR be enrolled on a full-time basis in an undergraduate program in a four-year college or university ranked as a top college or university according to the current year’s U.S. News and World Report’s college/university rankings or comparable source:
  • Award recipients must be willing to share their experience with their peers and future applicants.

Required Application Documents

In addition to the Apply SVCF application form, you are required to submit the following application documents to be considered for the Huang Leadership Development Scholarship.

1. Personal Statement

Submit your personal statement into your Apply SVCF application. Your 500-850 word personal statement should address the following prompts:

  • Describe yourself to the scholarship committee, your short and long-range goals and highlight your academic accomplishments.
  • Share with the committee the leadership qualities you feel you possess and describe events or activities in which you have demonstrated excellence in leadership.
  • Reflect on your personal journey (significant accomplishments, challenges and/or hardships) and any life lessons, discuss what you have learned from these and how you think these will help you succeed in college and ultimately in your career.

2. Two Letters of Recommendation (PDF)

Your two letters of recommendation must be signed and dated.

  • One letter MUST be from an academic advisor who must address your academic performance
  • The second letter should be ONE of the following:
    • A letter regarding your leadership qualities, from a teacher, academic advisor, or work or volunteer supervisor
    • A letter regarding your academic distinction, from a teacher or academic advisor (current college students -- the advisor should be from your field of study)
    • A letter regarding your character, from a teacher, academic advisor, or work or volunteer supervisor

There are two ways to submit your letters of recommendation. 

  1. Obtain the two letters of recommendation from your recommenders and upload them yourself to your Apply SVCF application.
  2. Have your recommenders submit the letters themselves. First, include the name and email address of your two recommenders in your Apply SVCF application (be sure to ask recommenders before providing their information). Then, we will email your recommenders and request that they submit their letters to us directly. 

Note: Regardless of your submission method, it is your responsibility to ensure letters are submitted by the deadline. Letters of recommendation which were written for other scholarship or college applications can be used, but must be for the current year.  

3. Official Transcripts of Grades (Submit both PDFs and hard copies)

Upload PDF versions of your official transcripts to Apply SVCF AND mail hard copy originals (unless your school provides official electronic transcripts) to the address below:

Attn: Scholarships
Silicon Valley Community Foundation
2440 W. El Camino Real, Suite 300
Mountain View, CA 94040

If your school provides official electronic transcripts, they can be sent to

Current graduating high school seniors: Submit an official high school transcript(s). 

Current college students: Submit official college/school transcript(s) for all coursework completed.

International students: Submit official transcripts from your academic institution -- both in their original language and in English (if transcripts were not originally issued in English). 

Note: Request your transcripts early, as it may take four to six weeks for these to be generated. Ask your school if they generate electronic official transcripts that can be turned into PDFs. Screen shots or Internet-generated transcripts will not be accepted.

4. Employment Verification (PDF)

An employment verification letter from your supervisor is required. The letter must verify your length of employment at SYNNEX and must be on official SYNNEX letterhead.

Current employees or dependents of employees: Provide a letter from location manager verifying your or your parent’s length of employment at SYNNEX Corporation.

Past employees or dependents of past employees: Provide pay stubs that verify length of employment at SYNNEX Corporation.