Dr. Cheng Memorial Scholarship

Amount Up to $1,500

Awards Available 3

Deadline July 1st, 2023


Introducing the Dr. Cheng Memorial Scholarship Program, previously known as the Patriot Scholarship, is proudly established by Lieberman-Taormina CCW Law. This esteemed scholarship program honors the legacy of the late Dr. John Cheng, a praised advocate for education and community.



The Dr. Cheng Memorial Scholarship Program aims to support and empower aspiring individuals who demonstrate exceptional academic expression, a commitment to community service, and a passion for making a positive impact in the world. 



At Lieberman-Taormina CCW Law, we believe that education is a powerful catalyst for change and progress. We are committed to fostering the next generation of leaders and providing them with the resources they need to succeed. Our vision for the Dr. Cheng Memorial Scholarship Program is to create a lasting impact on communities by empowering deserving students to realize their full potential. Through this initiative, we aim to honor Dr. Cheng’s legacy by fostering community engagement and the pursuit of knowledge.


Join us in celebrating the life and legacy of Dr. Cheng by supporting the Dr. Cheng Memorial Scholarship Program. Together, we can uplift and inspire the next generation of scholars, leaders, and changemakers who will shape a brighter future for our society.

2023 Prompt

In an essay of 500-600 words, please explore the interconnected themes of patriotism, duty, and sacrifice, and their significance in our lives as individuals and as members of society. Consider the following questions as you develop your essay:


  1. What does patriotism mean to you? How do you express your patriotism, and what values or principles does it encompass? Reflect on personal experiences, historical events, or influential figures that have shaped your understanding of patriotism.

  2. Duty can take many forms, from serving one’s country to fulfilling responsibilities in everyday life. How do you interpret the concept of duty, and how does it guide your actions and decision-making? Discuss specific examples where you have experienced a sense of duty and its impact on your life.

  3. Sacrifice often goes hand in hand with patriotism and duty. Explore the idea of sacrifice in the context of service to others, whether it be to your community, country, or a cause you believe in. Reflect on instances where you or others have made sacrifices for a greater good, and the lessons learned from those experiences.

  4. How do patriotism, duty, and sacrifice contribute to the betterment of society? In your opinion, what role do these values play in fostering unity, resilience, and progress in a diverse and interconnected world?

In your essay, demonstrate critical thinking, personal reflection, and thoughtful analysis. Support your ideas with relevant examples, anecdotes, or references to historical or contemporary events. Consider the significance of these values not only on an individual level but also in a broader societal context. By submitting your essay, you will not only have a chance to win our scholarship but also contribute to a meaningful dialogue on the importance of patriotism, duty, and sacrifice in shaping a better future for all.

To be eligible, applicants must:

  • Be 18 and younger
  • Be a child of an Artemis Member

Submission Guidelines:

  • Essay length must be between 500-600 words.
  • Entries must address the current essay contest topic or they will not be considered.
  • The essay must be the student’s original work.
  • Essays must be submitted to Cosmo@ltccwlaw.com with ‘Dr. Cheng Memorial Scholarship 2023’ in the subject line by midnight on July 1st, 2023.
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1st Prize $ 0
2nd Prize $ 0
3rd Prize $ 0

Previous Years

This year, all entrants are asked to write an essay on patriotism and what it means to you.


You can approach this topic through several lenses, for example: What is the role of patriotism in your life or your community? What is the difference between patriotism and nationalism? Can patriotism promote xenophobia? Can it be exploited? Should it be considered a virtue? Should it be taught in schools? etc.


Essays should be directed to a well-informed general audience, not a strictly academic one, and should be based primarily on the individual’s own observations.