The online Awards Ceremony may be over, but you can still see the festivities here!
Event Video
Join us as we celebrate our 2020 DPP (Digital Pen Pals) Scholarship Awards Winners in our first ever online awards ceremony! Featuring:
  • $3,000 in total scholarship awards!
  • Six Scholarship Awards in the Individual and Pairs Categories
  • Our esteemed judges
    • Ms. Zhen Zhu, Deuputy Director-General of Qingdao Municipal Foreign Affairs Office (真珠 青岛市外办副主任)
    • Mr. Guo Yin, Vice Dean of School of Humanities and Foreign Languages, Qingdao University of Technology (郭印 人文与外国语学院副院长)
    • Dr. Noel Hacegaba, Deputy Executive Director of Port of Long Beach, California
    • Dr. Jolene McCall, International Studies Advisor of California State University, Long Beach
    • Ms. Ashley Li, President of Talent and Beyond
  • Delivered Chinese Food (yes, you heard it here!) Nomad Bistro for registered guests to your Long Beach Address ($10)
About the Digital Pen Pal Program
The Long Beach-Qingdao Association has paired college students here and abroad for three months as Digital Pen Pals! We will award scholarships up to $1,000 to those who have BEST CAPTURED this life-changing experience in a “final project.” Hear about these pandemic-inspired friendships and what these students have learned about their new friends!
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The Long Beach – Qingdao Association have been promoting the understanding and collaboration between the cities of Qingdao, China, and Long Beach, CA, for 35 years! Join us as we celebrate our generation’s long friendship across the ocean and continue to create opportunities for our youth to do the same!