Asian & Pacific Islander American Scholarship Fund (APIASF) is the nation's largest nonprofit provider of college scholarships for Asian and Pacific Islander Americans. The APIASF Scholarship Program provides support ranging from one-time awards of $2,500 to multi-year awards of $20,000, while the APIASF Asian American and Native American Pacific Islander - Serving Institutions Scholarship Program provides multi-year awards of up to $5,000 to students attending partner campuses, with a focus on those who are living at or below poverty level, the first in their families to attend college, members of an underrepresented ethnic group, and have demonstrated a commitment to community service. Scholarship recipients also have access to resources including first-year support programs, mentoring services, individual advising, leadership development, and alumni networks, and other programs.
Image Info Blacks at Microsoft Scholarships Blacks at Microsoft (BAM) is a company-sponsored employee network dedicated to supporting the continued growth and development of black employees at Microsoft Corporation. This year, BAM will award two US$5,000 scholarships to outstanding high-school seniors who are interested in pursuing careers in technology. The scholarships are renewable, so winners who continue to meet the criteria can receive an annual $5,000 award for up to four years. Requirements To be considered for a BAM Scholarship, you must: Be a high-school senior of African descent (for example, African American, African, or Ethiopian). Plan to attend a four-year college or university in the fall of the year following high-school graduation. Plan to pursue a bachelor's degree in engineering, computer science, computer information systems, or select business programs (such as finance, business administration, or marketing). Demonstrate a passion for technology. Demonstrate leadership at school or in the community. Have a cumulative GPA of 3.3 or higher. Require financial assistance to attend college. How to Apply To apply for a BAM Scholarship, print and fill out the application. Enclose it in an envelope with the following items: Two letters of recommendation. At least one letter must be from a faculty or staff member at your school. Letters of recommendation should be original and should not be duplicates of college recommendation letters. (Letters must be on letterhead.) Résumé. Your résumé should include the following information: —Extracurricular activities (school and community related) —Honors and awards that you have received (if possible, include awards that are technology related) —Work experience Picture of yourself. Transcript. Include an official "sealed" copy of your current academic transcript. (Unofficial copies will not be accepted.) Two essays. 1. In no more than 500 words, describe how you plan to engage in the technology industry in your future career. (If you have done exemplary work using technology during high school, please describe that also.) 2. In no more than 250 words, demonstrate your financial need for this scholarship. Mail your completed application to the following address by March 1. You will receive a response by April 15. The Seattle Foundation c/o BAM Scholarship 1200 5th Avenue, Ste. 1300 Seattle, WA 98101 Download the BAM Scholarship application (Microsoft Word document, 88 KB)
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