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 Scholarships

CIC/Anna Chennault Scholarship

Who’s Eligible

This scholarship is open to any U.S. citizens or legal residents of Asian or Pacific Islander descent who are currently enrolled as freshmen at an accredited four-year college or university. Criteria for recipients is based on four factors:

  • Academic merit
  • Demonstrated journalistic proficiency
  • Commitment to earning a degree and pursuing a career in journalism
  • Sensitivity to Asian American and Pacific Islander issues

What It Covers

This $5,000 award is divided as follows:

  • $3,900 is allocated toward the student’s expenses as a college student (tuition, books and supplies, etc.)
  • $1,100 covers travel, lodging, and registration costs for the student to attend the annual Asian American Journalists Association conference in New York City (typically held in late summer)

Online programs are eligible.

How to Apply

All applicants must submit a completed application by the announced deadline; this date is TBA for 2014 scholarship recipients. The application requires:

  • An official college transcript
  • 1-2 letters of recommendation
  • A personal statement regarding career goals

Shui Kwen and Allen Chin Memorial Scholarship

Who’s Eligible

This award is open to any individual who claims at least 50% Asian heritage and is planning to attend an accredited college as a full-time student (all undergraduate grade levels are eligible). Other requirements include:

  • The student must show a minimum 2.8 cumulative GPA.
  • The student or the student’s parents must be “currently or formerly employed at an Asian-owned or Asian cuisine restaurant.”
  • The applicant must have a history of “community advocacy and social justice work on behalf of Asian American, immigrant, gay and lesbian and/or other progressive causes.”
  • The applicant must demonstrate financial need.
  • No citizenship requirements apply to this scholarship.

What It Covers

Two recipients will be awarded $1,000 scholarships that are to be used to cover educational expenses like tuition payments, books and supplies, room and board, and administrative fees.

Online programs are eligible.

How to Apply

Applicants must download the online scholarship application and submit it by the announced deadline (this date is TBA for the 2014-15 academic year; applications will be available in December 2013). The application includes the following materials:

  • Current resume
  • Response to 2-3 short essay prompts
  • One transcript copy from the student’s current college
  • Two letters of recommendation from professors, faculty members, or academic advisors
  • ?         Once the application is complete, students must mail their materials to the following address: Shui Kwen and Allen Chin Memorial Scholarship Asian Pacific Fund, 465 California Street, Suite 809, San Francisco, CA 94104

Asian Women in Business Scholarship Fund

Who’s Eligible

This scholarship is available to any female U.S. citizens or legal residents of Asian or Pacific Islander descent who meet the following criteria:

  • They have been involved with community service and/or earned leadership experience with entrepreneurial projects.
  • They are currently enrolled at an accredited four-year institution in the United States, and have completed at least one semester prior to application.
  • They have earned a minimum 3.0 cumulative GPA.

What It Covers

This $2,500 award is to be used solely to cover expenses related to tuition, books and supplies, room and board, and administrative fees. An additional $2,500 may be added to the award for recipients who have demonstrated financial need.

Online programs are eligible.

How to Apply

Completed applications are generally due in August or September; required materials include the following:

  • An unofficial copy of the student’s transcript (official copies will be required if the student becomes an award finalist)
  • At least one letter of recommendation from a former supervisor or professional acquaintance
  • A completed AWIB Scholarship Application
  • All materials should be mailed in a single packet to the following address: Asian Women In Business, 42 Broadway, Suite 1748, New York, NY 10004

Upakar Indian-American Scholarship

Who’s Eligible

This scholarship is reserved for U.S. citizens and legal residents who were either born in India, or have at least one parent who was born there. In addition, the following criteria must be met:

  • Applicants must be actively pursuing enrollment at an accredited two- or four-year university in the U.S.
  • The family of the applicant must have an adjusted gross income (AGI) that is lower than $75,000.
  • The student must have a minimum 3.6 cumulative GPA.

What It Covers

This scholarship awards up to $2,000 per year for each recipient (up to 20 recipients are chosen annually). The scholarship is renewable on the condition that recipients maintain at least a 3.3 GPA. The money may be used to cover the following expenses:

  • Tuition
  • Room and board
  • Books and supplies
  • Administrative fees

Online programs are eligible.

How to Apply

Online applications for this scholarship are available beginning in February, and completed packets must be postmarked by April 30. Applicants will be asked to provide documentation proving that either they or one of their parents was born in India, as well as proof of U.S. citizenship. Other required materials include:

  • Personal essays discussing the student’s background, educational aspirations, and career goals
  • Two letters of recommendation written by teachers, academic advisors, or other education professionals

Organization of Chinese Americans (OCA) AXA Achievement Scholarship

Who’s Eligible

This scholarship is open to any U.S. citizen or legal resident who can claim Asian or Pacific Islander heritage, as well as citizens of the Marshall Islands, Federated States of Micronesia, and Palau. Additionally, applicants must:

  • Be enrolled at an accredited U.S. college or university for the fall semester immediately following the announcement of the scholarship recipients
  • Have a minimum 2.7 cumulative GPA
  • Demonstrate financial need by filing a FAFSA no later than Feb. 15

What It Covers

Fifty-two applicants (one from each state, as well as the District of Columbia and Puerto Rico) will be chosen as AXA Achievers; each one will receive a one-time scholarship award of $10,000. Additionally, the 10 strongest candidates among these 52 recipients will be chosen to receive a bonus $15,000 award for a total award of $25,000. These monies must be exclusively used for undergraduate education-related expenses.

Online programs are eligible.

How to Apply

Students must register online with the AXA Foundation, and then submit an application that includes the following information no later than Dec. 15, 2013:

  • Details about extracurricular activities, employment experience, and community service involvement.
  • Current high school cumulative on a 4.0 scale
  • An essay prompt that asks the applicant to discuss their outstanding achievements. The AXA Foundation provides the following advice for applicants:
    • "Read through the online application’s essay questions and carefully consider your responses.”
    • “Be sure to fully capture and articulate what makes your achievement truly outstanding.”
    • “You may wish to use word processing software to write and edit your responses. If you copy and paste your responses into the appropriate application fields, review the pasted text carefully for any character shifting or replacements that may have occurred. Also, place the cursor into the pasted text to activate the application’s character counter function.”

Regional and National Asian American Scholarships

Asian American Studies Program

Asian & Pacific Islander Aemrican Scholarship Fund

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 Internships

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 Study Abroad

Top 10 Reasons to Study Abroad:
 
  • Get Better Grades: Statistically, average students obtain higher GPAs if they study abroad.
  • Professional Growth: Globally minded employees are in high demand. Employers are looking for candidates who have international experience and intercultural communication skills.
  • Personal Growth: Studies show you’ll be happier, more inquisitive, more confident, and more likely to engage in your community.
  • Learn a new language by immersing yourself in the culture where that language is spoken.
  • Earn academic credit for taking classes abroad.
  • Conquer Stereotypes Abroad by Educating Others: This is also a unique opportunity to educate others about who you are as an individual and as a group. You can illustrate your own experiences in the United States in comparison to what others see and hear. This is your chance to be an individual, as well as a representative of your culture, and to encourage positive understanding of global diversity.
  • Explore your Heritage.
  • Gain a new perspective on your own country.
  • Become a Full-Time Learner: Most students who study abroad say that most of their learning comes from outside of the classroom.
  • Try something new!

Asia Study Abroad

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 Volunteer

Construction Site Opportunity

Site Hosts Needed:   Habitat needs volunteers to serve as Site Hosts on our upcoming townhome project.  Site Hosts are responsible for setting up the volunteer registration stations, and for helping construction volunteers sign in when they arrive at the construction site.  Site Hosts need to arrive at the site by 8:30 am and work until approximately 9:30 am.  If you are interested, please email Jeanne Fischetti at jeanne@habitatmetrodenver.org.
 

Administrative/HR Support Opportunity

HR Dept Seeks Volunteer:  Habitat's HR Manager is looking for a volunteer to work 1 day per week at the Habitat Office to assist with filing, assembling new-hire orientation packets, and other HR related duties.  If you can help, please email Sarah at sarah@habitatmetrodenver.org<mailto:sarah@habitatmetrodenver.org>
 

SUPPORT YOUTH UNITED!

Attend the Youth United Silent Auction - Feb. 22:   Support Habitat of Metro Denver Youth Programs by attending the Youth United White-Out Auction on Feb. 22.  Feature Items include signed Eric Decker footballs, Rockies ticketsk, Pilates Classses, and passes for the Denver Nature and Science Center.  This casual event is free to attend and will be ehdl at the Habitat Office, 3245 Eliot Street, from 3-5 pm.  Proceeds from the auction will go toward funding a Habitat for Humanity home.  Please click here to RSVP<http://tracking.etapestry.com/t/28063927/1024486926/59164301/0/16241/> or contact Ariana Kemp at akemp16@kentdenver.org for more information.

Collegiate Challenge is Coming to Town!

Support Collegiate Challenge teams by providing dinner for our alternative spring break volunteers!  To help welcome these student teams to Colorado, we will be hosting a series of Community and Chili Nights on the following dates:
  • Concordia College - Feb. 27
  • Suffolk University - March 13
  • University of Minnesota - March 20
  • University of Missouri - March 27
Items needed include chili, drinks, dessert, toppings, etc.  Any contributions would be greatly appreciated!  Contact Matt Panzitta at matthew.panzitta@gmail.com for more information.
 

Restore Opportunities

Cashier Volunteers Needed:  We need Cashier volunteers in the Denver and Littleton ReStores on Sundays.  Volunteers will receive training and should be comfortable learning a computer point-of-sale system.  Shifts are from 10am - 2pm and 2pm - 5pm.  Email Alice Goble at alice@habitatmetrodenver.org or call her at 303-596-5289 if interested.
 
Metals Recycling Volunteer Needed:  The Littleton ReStore needs a volunteer to help in our Metals Recycling Program.  This volunteer should be able to make a 5-hour per week commitment for a minimum of 3 months.  Staff will train the volunteer to disassemble, sort and store metals that com into the ReStore to be recycled.  Great job for a tinkerer!  Email Alice Goble at alice@habitatmetrodenver.org or call her at 303-596-5289 to sign up!
Team Captains Needed:  The three ReStores need Team Captains to h elp on the docks, floor and with customers.  Five-hour shifts avaialble Sunday - Saturday.  Email Alice Goble at alice@habitatmetrodenver.org or call her at 303-596-5289 to become part of our regular volunteer program in the ReStores.
 
For more information about volunteering on a construction site, in the office, on a committee, or at a ReStore, please click here<http://tracking.etapestry.com/t/28063927/1024486926/56325361/0/16241/
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 Additional Resources

 Jobs

PROGRAM ASSISTANT JOB DESCRIPTION

National CAPACD seeks a highly motivated, flexible Program Assistant to join a dynamic and rapidly growing organization. The Program Assistant will provide critical support to National CAPACD’s Housing Counseling Program and support our evolving work in Asset Building and Community Development in the Oakland office.

Click here to view the job description. 

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 Pre-Heath Students

Health Careers What It Takes to Be Successful....

Here is a powerpoint presentation by Trishia Vasquez, and Denise Leberer.


​Peru
Want to Visit Peru? Volunteer and Make a Difference!
Vive Peru is in need of volunteer interns experienced in the areas of Clinical Medicine, Social Work, and Engineering to support our partner organizations and adopted communities in Northern Peru! Work side-by-side with doctors in local clinics and hospitals, volunteer with underprivileged children, share your love for music or languages with the children of Peru. In your free time, explore one of the most ecologically diverse and historically rich countries in the world.  Interested? Apply by October 4st, 2014 for the experience of a lifetime! Applications available online at www.viveperu.org/apply.php<http://www.facebook.com/l.php?u=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.viveperu.org%2Fapply.php&h=BAQH2LGqs&s=1> .
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 Grants

Diversity and Inclusion Initiatives Fund (DIIF)

Fall 2014/Spring 2015/Rolling Call for Proposals
See Attachment For More Information: ​
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