2016 Scholarship Application

APPLICATION DUE BY 11:59 PM on Monday, February 29, 2016

What Scholarships are available? Scholarships are designated for students who meet specific criteria including:

Scholarships for students involved in the Asian/Pacific Islander (API) community through school, family, work, or service
Scholarships for low-income students, or students in need
Scholarships for vocational school students

If an insufficient number of qualified candidates apply for the specifically designated categories, the Foundation may expand the number of college/university scholarships granted , may roll the funds over for next year’s scholarships, or do a combination of both in the event of insufficient qualified applicants.

Applicants Must:

Be a student residing in the Greater Sacramento Area
Attend high school and be in their senior year at their high school
Or attend a College/University or Vocational School/Community College in the 2015 - 16 academic year
Complete an application, including 2 required letters of reference that state educational need and recommendation from each of the following:
1. Academic mentor, such as a school counselor, administrator, or teacher and
2. A reference familiar with the applicant’s background (Coach, family advocate, employer, or community friend).
Meet all appropriate deadlines

How to apply?

Submit a cover letter.
Include most recent unofficial transcript (Fall 2015 Semester)
Student Aid Report (SAR) or Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA)
Submit a 250-word essay that describes how this scholarship will enable your continued success in education based upon your background as it pertains to family, academic career aspirations, and contributions to enhancing the cultural heritage of the API community.
Submit the complete application electronically to:

All finalists must attend an in-person interview on Saturday March 19, 2016(Tentative). You will be asked to bring your school transcript (unofficial), a short 100 word biography about yourself, and if applying for the scholarship available to low income families, your Student Aid Report (SAR) or Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA). Scholarship recipients must attend Awards Dinner scheduled for Tuesday, April 19, 2016.