Scholarships from the Asian Pacific Community Fund

Asian Pacific Community FundAccording to their website: “The Asian Pacific Community Fund (APCF) is excited to partner with local donors to offer scholarship programs annually to financially assist students in their pursuit of higher education. Through a competitive process, scholarship recipients are selected by a review committee based on academic merits, community involvement, leadership skills as well as recommendation from a mentor. Many of our scholarship programs are intended to support low-income youth, and several programs encourage students to study locally at a community college or state university.”

If you’d like to help support the Asian Pacific Community Fund’s scholarship programs, you can donate here https://apcf.org/give-today/

The Chen Foundation Scholarship Program

http://apcf.org/programs/scholarships/ or http://apcf.org/ (“Programs” tab and “Scholarships” from the drop-down menu)

Contact Info: Asian Pacific Community Fund, 1145 Wilshire Boulevard, Suite 105, Los Angeles, CA 90017; phone: 213.624.6400 (extension 6); email: Kristle Domondon, Scholarship Coordinator at [email protected]

Deadline: March 31

Award Amount: $2,000 (10 Awarded; Renewable)

Eligibility: High school seniors who reside in California, plan to attend a California State University or Californian Community college as a first-year student); GPA 3.0, have a household income at or below California State Low-Income Level; no ethnicity requirement

Requirements: Online Application, Official High School Transcript, Community Service Advisor or Supervisor Recommendation (see form here: https://apcf.wufoo.com/forms/2015-chen-foundation-scholarship-recommendation/)

Application Link: https://apcf.wufoo.com/forms/2015-chen-foundation-scholarship-application/

Taiwanese American Scholarship

http://tascholarshipfund.org/

Contact Info: Asian Pacific Community Fund, 1145 Wilshire Boulevard, Suite 105, Los Angeles, CA 90017; phone: 213.624.6400 (extension 6); email: Kristle Domondon, Scholarship Coordinator at [email protected]

Deadline: March 31

Award Amount: $2,500 (14 Awarded)

Eligibility: High school seniors and college freshmen, US citizen, direct blood descendant of a Taiwanese citizen, plan to attend a college or university as a first or second year student, 3.0 GPA, have a household income at or below the Federal/State/County Low-Income Level, any major

Requirements: Online Application, Official High School Transcript, 3 References

Application Link: https://apcf.wufoo.com/forms/w1vvvnv01tkfway/

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Harriet Fitzgerald Scholarship

Sunflower Initiative Harriet Fitzgerald Scholarship

The Sunflower Initiative’s Harriet Fitzgerald Scholarship

http://www.thesunflowerinitiative.com/scholarship/ or http://www.thesunflowerinitiative.com/ (“Scholarship” tab)

Contact Info: The Harriet Fitzgerald Scholarship, The Sunflower Initiative, c/o Lee Calizo, UMBC, 1000 Hilltop Circle, Baltimore, MD 21250; email: [email protected]

Deadline: March 1

Award Amount: $10,000 (Renewable)

Eligibility: Female graduating high school seniors, women who have matriculated at college, but left prior to the completion of the first semester, and early college applicants. Women who have completed one semester of college or more are NOT eligible. Women planning to attend a woman’s college.

Requirements: Online Application, Essay, Official Test Scores, Official Transcript, 3 Letters of Recommendation, and Resume (optional)

Application Link: http://www.thesunflowerinitiative.com/scholarship/

BlackBerry Scholars Program

Blackberry Scholars ProgramThe BlackBerry Scholars Program: “Empowering Women Through Mobile Technology”

UPDATE 4.8.16: It appears that this scholarship is no longer being offered (although we could not confirm this). You might try writing to the address below to inquire.

http://global.blackberry.com/campaigns/scholarship/scholars-2013/overview.html?CPID=SOC_FBNA1000041 or http://global.blackberry.com/campaigns/scholarship/scholars-2013/overview.html

Contact Info: Research in Motion Limited, dba BlackBerry, 295 Phillip Street, Waterloo, Ontario, Canada N2L 3W8

Deadline: June 26

Award Amount: Full tuition for 4 years (Up to 10 Awarded)

Eligibility: Female; 18 or older; entering Freshman pursuing a STEM major (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics) at an accredited 4-year college or university and displaying an interest and/or aptitude in the mobile computing space. Never convicted of a crime or have acted in a manner that will bring BlackBerry into disrepute (at BlackBerry’s sole discretion). An internship at BlackBerry may be required for one 3-month period during the Junior or Senior year. All related living and travel expenses associated with the internship will be paid by BlackBerry.

Requirements: Online Application, Official Transcript, Acceptance Letter, 2 Letters of Recommendation, and Essay. Be sure to thoroughly read the overview at http://global.blackberry.com/campaigns/scholarship/scholars-2013/overview.html before you begin the application.

SAE Women Engineers Committee Scholarship

 SAE Women Engineers Committee ScholarshipSAE Women Engineers Committee Scholarship

SAE International (Society of Automotive Engineers) devotes resources to projects and programs in STEM education, professional certification, and collegiate design competitions. They offer numerous scholarships for STEM students (male and female), be sure to visit their website to find even more scholarships.

http://students.sae.org/awdscholar/scholarships/hsengineering.htm or http://students.sae.org (“Scholarships” Link)

Contact Info: SAE Scholarships & Loans Program, 400 Commonwealth Drive, Warrendale, PA 15096; email: [email protected]

Deadline: January 15

Award Amount: $2,000 (Non-renewable)

Eligibility: Female, US citizen, entering Freshman, accepted into an ABET-accredited Engineering program, 3.0 GPA.

Requirements: Online Application, High School Transcript, and SAT/ACT Scores.

Application Link: http://students.sae.org/awdscholar/scholarships/hsengineering.htm

 

Empowering Women Through Mobile Technology

Empowering Women Through Mobile TechnologyEmpowering Women Through Mobile Technology from the BlackBerry Scholars Program

UPDATE 4.8.16: It appears that this scholarship is no longer being offered (although we could not confirm this). You might try writing to the address below to inquire.http://global.blackberry.com/campaigns/scholarship/scholars-2013/overview.html?CPID=SOC_FBNA1000041 or http://global.blackberry.com/campaigns/scholarship/scholars-2013/overview.html

Contact Info: Research in Motion Limited, dba BlackBerry, 295 Phillip Street, Waterloo, Ontario, Canada N2L 3W8

Deadline: June 26

Award Amount: Full tuition for 4 years (Up to 10 Awarded)

Eligibility: Female; 18 or older; US and non-US students; entering Freshman pursuing a STEM major (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics) at an accredited 4-year college or university and displaying an interest and/or aptitude in the mobile computing space. Never convicted of a crime or have acted in a manner that will bring BlackBerry into disrepute (at BlackBerry’s sole discretion). An internship at BlackBerry may be required for one 3-month period during the Junior or Senior year. All related living and travel expenses associated with the internship will be paid by BlackBerry.

Requirements: Online Application, Official Transcript, Acceptance Letter, 2 Letters of Recommendation, and Essay.

Words of Wisdom

This is a good example of a large-award international scholarship. You might think it’s too competitive or not worth your time to apply, but that’s not the case. How many applications do you think they got last year? Go ahead. Guess. I’ll wait.

500 from 43 countries over a 7-week application process. If you guessed way more, you’re not alone. My guess is that thousands of students chose not to apply, failed to meet the deadline or send the right documents. Submitting an application on time is a hurdle where many students will stumble and fall. (If you’ve got our books, you know we organize scholarships by deadline date so you won’t miss them!). If you’re eligible for a scholarship and have your Scholarship Portfolio assembled, submitting applications is pretty painless. What  have you got to lose? Student loan debt and monthly payments for the next 10-15 years!