Philippine American Chamber
of Commerce of Oregon (PACCO) Scholarship Program
March 15, 2013
The Philippine American Chamber of Commerce of
Oregon (PACCO) will award at least 5 scholarships up to
$1500 each.Applicants need to be
students of Filipino-American descent according to scholarship guidelines and
must graduate from high school or earn a GED the year the scholarship is awarded
from the following public school districts or alternative schools: Portland
Public, Centennial, David Douglas, Parkrose, and Reynolds.
Youth have the option of entering a two year or
four year college. Youth that are low-income or youth that have barriers to
success are the targeted population. Youth 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
PACCO Scholarship committee will select recipients
based on the above criteria: For complete eligibility information and/or to
download an application form, visit the PACCO Web site.
From The Asian Reporter, V22, #16 (August 20, 2012), page 11.
155 scholarships available for AAPI students to attend
The Asian & Pacific Islander American Scholarship Fund (APIASF), a nonprofit
organization devoted to providing college scholarships for Asian American and
Pacific Islander (AAPI) students, is accepting applications for the APIASF
Community College Scholarship Program.
APIASF’s new opportunity is offering 155 scholarships to AAPI students
enrolled at South Seattle Community College, City College of San Francisco,
Coastline Community College in Costa Mesa, California, or De Anza College in
The awards, which range from $2,250 to $5,000 each during the 2012-13
academic school year, are available to full-time, degree-seeking AAPI students.
Applicants must be of AAPI ethnicity as defined by the U.S. Department of
Census and be a citizen, national, or legal permanent resident of the United
States or a citizen of the U.S. Freely Associated States. Submission of a Free
Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) form is also required, although
applicants do not necessarily need to be recipients of federal financial aid to
be eligible for the APIASF Community College Scholarship Program.
The application deadline is October 12, 2012. Awardees will be announced in
From The Asian Reporter, V22, #06 (March 19, 2012), page 12.
Chinese American Citizens Alliance offers scholarships
The Portland Lodge of the Chinese American Citizens Alliance has announced
the availability of its 2012 scholarship application information.
The lodge offers Fred G. Lee Memorial Scholarships to high school seniors in
Oregon and Clark County, Washington as well as Tiffany Wang Arts Scholarships,
which provide funding for summer arts programs to two students in grades nine
through 11. The application deadline for both scholarship programs is April 1,
For complete information and to download an application, visit <www.cacaportland.org>.
Forms can also be requested by calling (503) 221-8773 or e-mailing <firstname.lastname@example.org>.
OCA accepting fall 2012 scholarship applications
OCA — a national organization dedicated to advancing the social, economic,
and political wellbeing of Asian Pacific Americans (APA) — is accepting
applications for its OCA-AXA Achievement, OCA-UPS Gold Mountain, and OCA-Verizon
College scholarships. The scholarships are valued at $2,000 and have an
application deadline of January 12, 2012.
"For over 11 years, OCA has been providing scholarship assistance to those
with financial need, who otherwise may not have the opportunity to attend
college," said Ken Lee, OCA national president. "OCA is proud to be able to
recognize students who have demonstrated a strong commitment to academic
achievement and civil engagement."
To be eligible for the OCA-AXA Achievement and OCA-UPS Gold Mountain
scholarships, an applicant must be a current APA high school senior entering
their first year of college, demonstrate financial need, be a permanent resident
or U.S. citizen, and have a minimum grade point average of 3.0 or above (on a
The OCA-Verizon College scholarship is available to current third- or
fourth-year undergraduates studying technical majors.
The OCA-UPS Gold Mountain scholarship is intended for APA students who are
the first person in their family to attend an institution of higher education.
The OCA-AXA Achievement scholarship is geared toward students who have dedicated
time to community service and demonstrated leadership ability.
From The Asian Reporter, V21, #02 (January 17, 2011), page 10.
‘O.H.A.N.A. Foundation offers Kulia I Ka Nu’u Scholarship
The ‘O.H.A.N.A. Foundation is accepting applications for scholarships to be
awarded in May. With funds raised from the foundation’s first annual hula
exhibition, "E Ala E," the organization is able to present its Kulia I Ka Nu’u
The Aloha, Oregon-based nonprofit, along with several local outreach and
nonprofit organizations, focuses on community development and sharing Hawaiian
"‘Ohana, which means family, has a deep and focused meaning in Hawaiian
culture, and it is through this partnership with local organizations that the
foundation is able to share ‘ohana with the community in pursuit of its mission
to increase awareness of the Hawaiian culture through song, dance, and
language," said ‘O.H.A.N.A. Foundation chairperson Leialoha Ka’ula.
Two $1,000 scholarships and two $500 scholarships will be awarded to
graduating high school seniors enrolling at a two- or four-year accredited
post-secondary institution in the state of Oregon or Hawai’i. The scholarship
application deadline is March 18, 2011. Scholarships will be awarded Wednesday,