Apply for Scholarship

The Asian Pacific Fund administers 13 scholarship programs to help undergraduate and graduate students achieve their education goals.

To apply for a scholarship administered by the Asian Pacific Fund, please review the complete eligibility criteria for each scholarship program, and download the application for the program(s) for which you are eligible.

Questions? Please see our Frequently Asked Questions.

If you have any additional questions after reviewing scholarship qualifications, please email scholarship@asianpacificfund.org.

Scholarships:

Banatao Family Filipino American Education Fund
Cameron Lee: Sang Chul Lee and Donald O. Cameron Memorial Scholarship
Chin: Shui Kuen and Allen Chin Scholarship
Matt Fong Asian Americans in Public Finance Scholarship (Deadline April 3, 2017)
Hsiao Memorial Economics Scholarship (Deadline June 23, 2017)
Lapiz Family Scholarship
Philippine International Aid U.S. Scholarship Fund
Seguritan: Frederick and Demi Seguritan Scholarship
Wong: Helen and L.S. Wong Memorial Scholarship
Yuchengco: Maria Elena Yuchengco Memorial Journalism Scholarship 
Tina E. Yeh Community Service Memorial Fellowship (Fellowship for Yale students—deadline March 31, 2017)

Banatao Family Filipino American Education Fund

Background:

  • Number of awards: 5
  • Amount: $5,000 (annual award)
  • Renewable? Yes
  • Total award: $20,000
  • Benefactors: The Family of Dado and Maria Banatao

Eligibility Criteria:

  • Grade level: Incoming freshman enrolled full-time at an accredited four-year college or university in 2017-18
  • Minimum GPA: 3.0
  • Major: engineering, mathematics, computer science, environmental or physical science
    • Note: those pursuing health careers are not eligible (i.e. physician, nurse, pharmacist, dentist, etc.)
  • Ethnic heritage: Filipino heritage (at least 50%)
  • Financial need
  • Residency:
    • Northern California counties: Alameda, Contra Costa, Marin, Merced, Monterey, Napa, Sacramento, San Benito, San Francisco, San Joaquin, San Mateo, Santa Clara, Santa Cruz, Solano, Sonoma or Stanislaus.
    • Southern California counties: Los Angeles, Orange or San Diego.
  • Click here to download the application

 

Chin: Shui Kuen and Allen Chin Scholarship

Background:

  • Number of awards: up to 2
  • Amount: $1,000
  • Renewable? No, however past recipients may apply
  • Established in honor of Shui Kuen and Allen Chin

Eligibility Criteria:

  • Grade level: Incoming freshman or current, full-time undergraduate at a four-year college or university in 2017-18
  • Student or parent currently/formerly employed at an Asian-owned or Asian cuisine restaurant
  • Any ethnic heritage
  • Community advocacy and social justice work on behalf of Asian American, immigrant, gay and lesbian and/or other progressive causes
  • Minimum GPA: 3.0
  • Financial need
  • No citizenship status requirement
  • Click here to download the application

 

Matt Fong Asian Americans in Public Finance Scholarship

Background:

  • Number of awards: 2
  • Amount: $2,500
  • Renewable? No
  • Established in memory of Matt Fong, former California state treasurer

Eligibility Criteria:

  • Grade level: Incoming sophomore, junior or senior at a four-year college or university in 2017-18
  • Must be enrolled in California college or university
  • Major: Accounting, political science, public policy, business administration or related fields
  • Ethnic heritage: Asian (at least 50%)
  • Minimum GPA: 3.0
  • Financial need
  • Preference given to those with record of community service or volunteer work
  • Click here to download the application

 

Hsiao Memorial Economics Scholarship

Deadline: June 23, 2017

Background:

  • Number of awards: 1
  • Amount: $1,000
  • Renewable? No
  • Established in honor of Liang-Lin Hsiao who was a professor of economics at Indiana State University

Eligibility Criteria:

  • Grade level: graduate student attending US based college or university in 2017-18
  • Minimum GPA: 3.0
  • Pursuing a graduate degree in economics
  • Career: preference given to students pursuing a career in academia (teaching or research)
  • Research/study topics: preference given to topics that benefit Asians or Asian Americans, especially those in social/economic need
  • Ethnic heritage: Asian heritage (at least 50%), preference to students of Chinese descent
  • Residency: US citizen, resident or foreign national
  • Financial need
  • Click here to download the application

 

Lapiz Family Scholarship

Background:

  • Number of awards: 1
  • Amount: $2,000
  • Renewable? Yes
  • Established in honor of Apolonio and Arcadia Lapiz, who were farm workers

Eligibility Criteria:

  • Grade level: Incoming freshman or current, full-time undergraduate in 2017-18
  • University: University of California (any campus, preference given to Davis and Santa Cruz)
  • Minimum GPA: 3.0
  • Farm worker or child of farm/migrant worker
  • Financial need
  • Any ethnic or racial background
  • US citizen or permanent resident
  • Click here to download the application

 

Philippine International Aid U.S. Scholarship Fund

Background:

  • Number of awards: up to 5
  • Amount: between $500 – $2,000
  • Renewable? Yes

Eligibility Criteria:

  • Ethnic heritage: Filipino (at least 25%)
  • Grade level: Incoming freshman at an accredited community college, technical college or four-year college/university in 2017-18
  • College/university must be located in California
  • Minimum GPA: 2.75
  • Financial need (maximum $77,700 household income)
  • US citizen or permanent resident
  • Residency: Any California city/county, with a preference for low-income areas
  • Preference given to those with volunteer service in the Filipino American community
  • Click here to download the application

 

Sang Chul Lee and Donald O. Cameron Memorial Scholarship (not available for 2017-18)

Background:

  • Number of awards: 2
  • Amount: $2,000
  • Renewable? Yes
  • Total award: $8,000
  • Established by the children of Sang Chul Lee and Donald O. Cameron to honor their fathers

Eligibility Criteria:

  • Grade level: Incoming freshman enrolled full-time at an accredited four year-college or university or a community college with a strong commitment to transfer to a four-year institution in 2017-18
  • Residency: Alameda County in California
  • Any ethnic heritage
  • Minimum cumulative GPA: 3.2
  • Financial need ($100,000 maximum household income)
  • Academic excellence

 

Seguritan: Frederick and Demi Seguritan Scholarship

Background:

  • Number of awards: 1
  • Amount: $5,000 (annual award)
  • Renewable? Yes
  • Total award: $20,000
  • Benefactors: Frederick and Demi Seguritan

Eligibility Criteria:

  • Grade level: Incoming freshman enrolled full-time at an accredited four year-college or university in 2017-18
  • First generation Asian American (that is, immigrants)
  • Minimum GPA: 3.0
  • Financial need
  • Resident of Alameda, Contra Costa, Marin, San Francisco, San Mateo, Santa Clara or Solano county in California
  • Demonstrates outstanding citizenship
  • Community service required
  • Interest business (but not required to be a business major)
  • Click here to download the application

 

Wong: Helen and L.S. Wong Memorial Scholarship

Background:

  • Number of awards: 1-4
  • Amount: $1,000-3,000
  • Renewable: Yes, for up to four years ($500 – $1,000)
  • Total each award: $2,500 – 6,000
  • To honor Helen and L.S. Wong, residents of the Fairfield-Suisun community

Eligibility Criteria:

  • Grade level: Incoming freshman enrolled full-time at an accredited four year-college/university or a community college in 2017-18
  • Incoming community college students should have a strong commitment to transferring to a four-year institution
  • Minimum GPA: 2.8
  • Resident of or graduating senior from a high school in Fairfield-Suisun communities
  • Financial need
  • Ethnic heritage: Asian heritage (at least 50%)
  • US citizen or permanent resident
  • Click here to download the application

 

Yuchengco: Maria Elena Yuchengco Memorial Journalism Scholarship

Background:

  • Number of awards: 1-3
  • Amount: $500-3,000
  • Renewable? Yes
  • Established in honor of Maria Elena Yuchengco, who graduated summa cum laude from University of San Francisco and was instrumental in the founding of Filipinas Magazine.

Eligibility Criteria:

  • Grade level: Incoming freshman or current, full-time undergraduate at an accredited four-year college or university in 2017-18
  • Major or Career: Journalism
  • Minimum GPA: 3.0
  • Ethnic heritage: Filipino (at least 50%)
  • Financial need
  • Status: U.S. citizenship or permanent residency
  • Residency: San Francisco Bay Area
  • Note: additional writing sample required.
  • Click here to download the application

 

Tina E. Yeh Community Service Memorial Fellowship  (For current Yale students)

General Information:

One $3,000 fellowship grant is available for Yale students who will intern for 10 weeks at a non-profit organization that serves Asians (in the U.S. or Canada). The host organization must be tax-exempt and have at least one paid full-time employee.

Eligibility Criteria:

  • Yale undergraduate, recent graduate or graduate student
  • Asian ethnic heritage
  • Financial need
  • Click here to download the application

 

Questions? Please see our Frequently Asked Questions.