The Asian Pacific Fund is making a scholarship available for students whose parents work in the Asian food service industry.
Two $1,000 scholarships for restaurant workers and children of restaurant workers are available from the Shui Kuen and Allen Chin Scholarship, a program of the Asian Pacific Fund. The scholarship, founded in 2005, honors the values of Detroit restaurant owners Shui Kuen and Allen Chin through supporting the education aspirations of children of workers in the APIA food service industry.
The application deadline is March 17, 2011. Eligibility criteria are that the applicant themselves or a parent currently or formerly employed at an Asian-owned or Asian cuisine restaurant. It is also for those who conduct community advocacy and social justice work on behalf of Asian American, immigrant, gay and lesbian or other progressive causes.
Applicants should be a U.S. citizen or permanent resident and an incoming college freshman or current, full-time undergraduate student with a 3.0 or better grade point average in the 2011-2012 academic year.
Complete the on-line application and essays, and include the most recent official transcripts of grades including the grading scale, a resume of paid or unpaid work experience, school activities, family responsibilities, community service, honors and awards. Also include two letters of recommendation, at least one from a current teacher or professor and the FAFSA Student Aid Report.
The Asian Pacific Fund is a community foundation established to improve the health and well-being of all Asian Americans in the Bay Area. The Fund offers 17 scholarship programs to help undergraduate and graduate students achieve their education and career goals. For more information, please go to www.asianpacificfund.org where you can find a link to all the scholarship programs that they offer.