Information for Donors
The Asian Pacific Fund simplifies the creation and administration of your scholarship program.
Here is how:
The service provided by the Asian Pacific Fund
We provide full service for your program. We will help you choose the eligibility and selection criteria. We will publicize your scholarship using trusted methods to attract talented and promising applicants while responding to questions from students, parents and counselors. You can be involved in the selection process, or opt not to be involved. We typically recruit volunteers with related expertise to assist with selection of scholarship recipients. After the scholars have been selected we will manage the scholarship payments. For renewable scholarships, we monitor continuing eligibility. We will facilitate your receiving update letters from your scholar(s). All Asian Pacific Fund programs are subject to the oversight of our Board of Directors.
The type of student you want to support
Most donors want to support students who have certain personal experiences, academic skills or career goals. An example of personal experience is being a first generation immigrant, being from a specific ethnic background, or having financial need.
The naming of your program
Your program can be established in your name, named to honor someone else or named to express the purpose of the program. You can also choose to remain anonymous.
The cost of your program
The minimum scholarship is $1,000 per year. This is based on the current cost of college as well as our desire to sponsor programs that effectively attract high quality applicants. Donors who want to give more can support larger individual scholarships and renewable scholarships. Based on donor choices, our current scholarships range from $1,000 to $20,000 per student. There is no set-up fee; the annual administrative fee is 1% or $100 whichever is greater. We provide a simple agreement form that is like a contract between you and the Asian Pacific Fund.
Banatao Family Filipino American Education Fund
Scholarships for Filipino American students pursuing a career in engineering or the physical sciences (excluding healthcare). Recipients must be California residents. Five awards of $5,000, renewable for a total of four years.
Equilar Scholars Program
Scholarships for students majoring in economics, mathematics, science, statistics, business or other specialization with substantial quantitative coursework at the University of California, Berkeley or University of California, Davis. Awards of $1,000, renewable for a total of four years.
Frederick and Demi Seguritan Scholarship
Scholarships for Asian immigrants with a passion for business. Recipients must be Bay Area residents. One award of $5,000, renewable for a total of four years.
Helen and L.S. Wong Memorial Scholarship
Scholarships for Fairfield and Suisun, California high school graduates of Asian heritage. One to three awards of $1,000 to $3,000, renewable (at lesser amounts: $500 to $1,000) for a total of four years. Any major.
Hsiao Memorial Economics Scholarship
Scholarship for U.S. citizen, resident or foreign national graduate students of Asian heritage pursuing an advanced degree in economics in a U.S. university. Preference given to students planning a career in academia. Preference given to research that benefits Asian/Asian Americans in social or economic need. One award of $1,000.
Human Capital Scholarship
Scholarships for U.S. citizen, resident or first generation college students from low income, underrepresented ethnic groups. Two scholarships of $1,500 for incoming freshman attending a University of California campus.
Jack and Jeanette Chu Scholarship
Scholarship for incoming college juniors of Asian heritage accepted to the UC Berkeley Haas School of Business. One to two awards of $2,500-5,000, renewable for two years.
Lapiz Family Scholarship
Scholarships for students who are farm workers, or children of farm or migrant workers, attending a University of California campus (preference given to UC Davis or Santa Cruz). Two awards of $1,000, renewable for a total of four years.
Maria Elena Yuchengco Memorial Journalism Scholarship
Scholarships for Bay Area Filipino American students pursuing a career in journalism. One to three awards totaling $3,000.
Philippine International Aid-Wells Fargo Scholarship Fund
Scholarships for undergraduate students of Filipino heritage, who are attending a four year college or university. Recipients must Bay Area residents. Three awards of $1,500.
PIA is a nonprofit organization that supports education programs for youth in the Philippines and in the San Francisco Bay Area. The Philippine International Aid scholarship is made possible by a generous grant from Wells Fargo.
Sang Chul Lee and Donald O. Cameron Memorial Scholarship
Scholarships for students demonstrating academic excellence in the face of economic adversity. Recipients must be a resident of Alameda County. One award of $3,000 and one award of $1,000, renewable for a total of four years. Offered every four years.
Shui Kuen and Allen Chin Scholarship
Scholarships for undergraduate students who are working or have worked, or (who have a parent formerly or currently employed, in) an Asian-owned or Asian cuisine restaurant and are involved in community advocacy and social justice work. Up to two awards of $1,000.
Tina E. Yeh Community Service Memorial Fellowship (Fellowship for current Yale students)
Summer internships supporting Yale undergraduate students working at a non-profit organization serving an Asian community in the U.S. or Canada. Two to three awards of $3,000-5,000.
Y.L. was a receipient of the Helen and L.S. Wong Memorial Scholarship in 2008. Being the first member of her family to attend a university, she was unfamiliar to the tools and skills necessary for attending a higher education institution. The scholarship award allowed her to focus her attention away from the difficulties of paying tuition to adjusting as a first-year student. Not only did she spend the money on books and supplies through out the year, but she also helped pay for her family's apartment rent, where she was still living. She summarized the effect of the scholarship on her first year at school by saying, "Money was tight for me but...I was able to purchase books so I did not have to borrow books from people. I was able to get a computer desk so I could have a comfortable place to sit and do my homework. Thank you for grant[ing] me the money."