Benjamin Lau Memorial Fund

The Benjamin Lau Memorial Fund was created in 2023 to honor the legacy of Dr. Benjamin Lau. Dr. Lau was a Professor, Researcher, and Physician, and at his core he was an educator. As a passionate advocate for higher education, part of his life mission was to assist students who needed help academically and financially. As an immigrant himself, he experienced the challenges faced by many international students desiring to study in the United States. Throughout his career, he helped to sponsor numerous international students so they could receive US college degrees.

The family of Benjamin Lau has set up this Memorial Fund to honor the legacy of Dr. Lau. Awards to qualified low income international students seeking undergraduate college study in the US will be given on an annual basis. Preference will be given to students accepted to accredited Seventh-day Adventist (SDA) colleges and pursuing the arts.

Scholarship Details

Thank you for your interest in the Benjamin Lau Memorial Fund. In order to be eligible for this need-based scholarship, the following qualifications must apply:

1) You must be accepted to an American accredited 4-year college. (Preference will be given to SDA accredited colleges).

2) You must have the equivalent of a 3.5 high school GPA documented by WES ( or similar agency.

3) Need must be demonstrated.

4) A one- to two-page statement of purpose, discussing the reason the candidate wishes to study in the US and in what discipline, must be submitted along with the above materials. (Preference will be given to students pursuing the arts).

Expected size of initial scholarships funded by the Benjamin Lau Memorial Fund are expected to range from $1,000-$5,000 annually, and will be paid directly to the university.

 Fund Administrators

  • Daniel Lau, DMA
  • Shari Lau Kaya, MA


By Mail:
PB&J Spreading Love
CharitySmith Nonprofit Foundation
13100 Filly Lane | Truckee, CA | 96161

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The above Memorial Fund is established as a division of Charitysmith Nonprofit Foundation (EIN 87-0636433). All donations are tax deductible in accordance with federal tax law. Receipts for tax purposes are sent via US Mail within two weeks of donation. Please consider asking if your employer participates in a gift-matching program. If so, your donation may be matched by your employer.

For questions regarding your donation or this memorial fund please contact CharitySmith.

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