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Diversity: Asian, Pacific Islander


Scholarship

Brief description / requirements

Website



Amount

Deadline

General











Asian and Pacific Islander American Scholarship Fund (APIASF )

www.apiasf.org
nation's largest non-profit organization devoted to providing college scholarships for Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders AAPI








October/November











Act Six
Act Six is the Northwest's only full-tuition, full-need urban and community leadership scholarship.
Grade 12


www.actsix.org
Community Leadership development
The goal of the program is to select an intentionally diverse group of students, both ethnically and economically.


Full tuition, full need
Partner colleges: Warner Pacific + George Fox

10/29/2013

Asian American Youth Leadership Conference

Ambassador Engagement Series

www.aaylc.org
One day event at Concordia University





10/19/2013

December























January











Asian & Pacific Islander American Scholarship Fund

GPA 2.7+


Grade 12


www.apiasf.org

Financial need

One application for several scholarships:

APIASF/Coca Cola Foundation :first generation to college (GPA 2.7 )

APIASF /Fedex ( GPA 3.0+ )

APIASF/Wells Fargo

Some connected to area of study



Varies by Scholarship

($2500 per year)



1/10/2014

Gates Millennium Scholars
Pell Grant – eligible

( financial need )


GPA 3.3+

Grade 12




www.gmsp.org
African American, Latino, Asian American /Pacific Islander, Native American students with community service/leadership history
Nominated by teacher/school counselor or recommended by community leader


Full Tuition/fees

1/15/2014

February











Chinese American Citizens Alliance National Essay Contest

Chinese ancestry

Grades 9-12


www.cacanational.org/essay-contest

Local : cacaportland.org

Contact Portland host to register- see web site for details

Timed essay contest- 2 hours to write 500 word essay on day of contest ( March )



$100-1000

( national )


Also local prizes

Feb: register
March 1: contest

Asian American Youth Leadership Conference Ambassador Program- CACA
Grade 11 and 12

http://www.aaylc.org/application.html
Help plan and promote conference
Paragraph: Why do you want to be an AALC Student Ambassador?





Feb

OSAC Scholarships Oregon Student Access Commission

400 scholarship opportunities with one application

Grade 12


www.getcollegefunds/org

*Some scholarships require essays*




$500 drawing for Early Bird registration

Scholarship amounts vary



2/15/2014

OSAC Scholarship #611

Dr. Gene and Monica Vang

GPA 3.0+


Connection to Hmong language



OSAC- www.getcollege funds.org
1 page essay: Describe how the Hmong

Language/culture has influenced your life






2/15/2014

March











JACL Community Scholarships ( Portland )

Formerly called Nikkei Community Awards


One application for 16 scholarships
Grade 12

www.pdx.jacl.org
Student does not have to be of Japanese descent but parent or student must belong to one of the following organizations by October 15th of student’s senior year:

Buddhist Daihonzan Henjyoji Temple

Epworth United Methodist Church

Gresham-Troutdale Japanese American Citizens League (JACL), Japanese Ancestral Society (Nikkei Jinkai)

Japanese Women’s Society (Nikkei Fujinkai), Nichiren Buddhist Temple

Oregon Buddhist Temple, Oregon Nisei Veterans, Portland Japanese American Citizens League (JACL), Shokookai, Veleda



Essay#1 – Pick one of the foll




3/1/2014

Atsuhiko Tateuchi Memorial Scholarship

GPA 3.0+


Grade 12

www.seattlefoundation.org/scholarships
Administered by Seattle Foundation- open to seniors from OR, WA, Alaska, Hawaii

500 word essay




$5000

Renewable x 4 yrs


10 scholarships

March

Asian Pacific Fund: Shui Kuen and Allen Chin Scholarship
GPA 3.0

Grade 12


www.asianpacificfund.org

/awards/chin.shtml


Past/present Asian restaurant worker ( or child of ). Record of community advocacy and social justice work. Financial need

$1000

March

CACA National Art Contest

Grades 9-12

(CACA+Chinese American Museum-LA)

Grades 9-12


cacaportland.org

2013 Theme: A Moment in Your Family History

Art work – see web site for details

Plus 150 word description



$100-500

March

US Pan Asian American Chamber of Commerce Education Foundation

GP 3.3+


Grade 12

www.uspaac.com
10-20 scholarships –separate applications.

$2500-$5000

+ paid trip to

conference in Orange County


March

Asian Reporter Foundation

GPA 3.25+

Attending Oregon or WA college

Grade 12

Must be involved in community or school-related activities.

Fill out FAFSA + 500 word essay

2013 prompt:


$1000

March

Philippine American Chamber of Commerce of Oregon Scholarship
Be of Filipino- American decent

GPA 3.0+


Grade 12

www. pacco.org
Youth that are low-income or youth that have barriers to success are the targeted population.
Students must attend one of the Future Connect college partner institutions: Portland Community College, Clackamas Community College, Mt. Hood Community College, Portland State University or Lewis and Clark.


$1500

March

April











Tiffany Wang Arts Scholarship- Chinese American Citizens Alliance

GPA 3.0+


Must be ¼ Chinese

Grades 9-11 ( no seniors )



www.cacaportland.org

Money for summer arts program in art , photography, dance, vocal, instrumental

Include a statement of educational plans/goals in relation to attending the summer camp- also a sample of art


$500

To use for a summer arts program registration fee



April

Fred G Lee Memorial Scholarship

GPA 3.5+

Parent in CACA

Grade 12


www.cacaportland.org/scholarship
Chinese American Citizen Alliance
2 essay questions - each 250 words



$1000-$4000

April

Asian American Youth Leadership Conference Scholarship- CACA

Grade 12



aaylc.org/application.html
500 word essay

Must attend conference in May



$500-1500

April

Asian American Youth Leadership Conference:
Logo Design Contest

Film Festival Competition
Grades 9-12

aaylc.org/application.html
See web site for design criteria
Short films no longer than 3 mins




April

Harry S. Chandler Memorial Scholarship

Oregon Southwest Industry Liaison Group- labor law

See counselor before applying. Only 3 candidates selected from each school

Grade 12


www.oswilg.org/scholarship_13.html

OSWILG: committed to working towards equality in the workplace –OOEC

2 page essay: “How diversity has influenced my life and the role it will play in achieving my education goals”


$1000

Mult County senior



April


NW EEO Alyce Marcus Scholarship

GPA 2.75+

Grade 12


www.nweeo.org

Students with a demonstrated commitment to diversity that manifests itself within their families and their communities



$2000

to senior in Portland Metropolitan area



April


May











Chinese Consolidated Benevolent Association

½ Chinese ancestry

GPA 2.75+

Grade 12




ccbaportland.org/scholarships
One application for 20 scholarships
300 word essay

$500-1500

May

Asian American Youth Leadership Conference

www.aaylc.org
One day conference designed to help students develop leadership and skills. Workshops , college/career fair and entertainment.





May

Japanese American Veterans Association
500 word essay
Grade 12

www.javadc.org
Must be directly related to a person (who served in one of the famed Nisei battalions or teams during the second World War, and their associated units; the MIS; or, a Japanese American who has or is serving in our nation’s armed services.

$1500

May

June











Turner Youth Force 2020 Scholarship/Internship
GPA 2.8+

Grade 12


Application in College and Career Center
Will select 1 PPS student ( female or student of color ) who are majoring in one of the following fields: construction management or engineering ( career in the building industry

$4000

( 4 x $1000 each year ) + internship



June



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