Education is a high priority for all Asian Americans, and the Asian Pacific Fund supports a broad range of education programs for youth from kindergarten through college. The Fund has invested resources to ensure that young people understand and value their Asian heritage, have more opportunities to complete a college education and to ensure that there are Asian role models in the highest levels of university life.
Growing Up Asian in America is the largest program celebrating Asian heritage in the nation. The program consists of an annual art and essay contest for students in kindergarten through twelfth grades. The carefully chosen themes invite students to reflect and express their perceptions and experiences as Asian Americans in America.
Scholarship programs consist of twelve different scholarships that vary in award amount and eligibility requirements, but all award distinguished students for their academic excellence, ability to endure hardship or pursue higher education as Asian Americans.
Chang-Lin Tien Education Leadership Awards honor the legacy of the former Chancellor of UC Berkeley and notable scholar. Annually, this program recognizes the accomplishments of two Asian American academic leaders and awards grants for the leaders to continue their excellence in the same spirit of Chang-Lin Tien’s career.
Our continuous efforts to enhance the academic career of Bay Area Asian Americans and celebrate their heritage are represented by the Growing Up Asian in America, Scholarships and Chang-Lin Tien Awards programs.