Washington, D.C. (April 5, 2010) – The Organization of Chinese Americans announced earlier this month that it has received a $24,000 grant from the AXA Foundation.
The grant provides for 12 scholarship awards of $2,000 each to graduating APA high school seniors who demonstrate ambition and drive, determination to set and reach goals and the ability to succeed in college.
“We developed AXA Achievement because we understand how challenging the road to college can be” said Faith Frank, president of the AXA Foundation, which underwrites the scholarships. “OCA-AXA Achievementsm Scholarship winners are young people who have accomplished something special, who show the determination to set and reach goals.”
Since 2004, the AXA Foundation (axa-achievement.com) has provided more than 60 scholarships for APA high school students through the OCA Scholarship Program.
“Scholarships like OCA-AXA Achievement provide necessary assistance to hard-working students in their academic careers,” said OCA National Executive Director George C. Wu. “OCA believes in the power of education and wishes these and all college students great success.”
The AXA Foundation is the philanthropic arm of AXA Equitable Life Insurance Company and its related entities. The Foundation directs the company’s philanthropic and volunteer activities, working to improve the quality of life in communities across the country where AXA has a presence.
Since 2003, the AXA Foundation has awarded $17.5 million in scholarships through its multifaceted flagship program, AXA Achievement, which provides resources that help make college possible: access and advice. More than 3,600 students, known as AXA Achievers, have received scholarships.
OCA a national organization with 80 chapters and affiliates dedicated to advancing the social, political and economic well-being of Asian Pacific Americans.