Tzu Chi USA Headquarters hosted the 2022 Tzu Chi Scholarship Award Ceremony for Southern California students at the El Monte Service Center on July 9. This was the first in-person ceremony that Tzu Chi has held in Southern California since the pandemic began. A total of 19 award winners invited their families to celebrate with them alongside Tzu Chi volunteers. The winners, all from low-income families, received scholarships of $1,500 each. These awards will assist students in thriving educationally, despite the current severe inflation in the U.S.economy.