Since 1944, the Li Foundation has provided financial aid to hundreds of outstanding Chinese Scholars.

In  1993 the Foundation proudly established the Heritage Prize.  This prize is awarded to outstanding scholars, educated in the United States, who have a strong desire to return to their homeland, but lack the necessary financial support to establish themselves once they return.

The Foundation works with top level Universities and Institutions in the United States and China to establish a variety of quality programs.

In every case, Li scholars are selected by the host institutions using a rigorous process involving a selection committee.