The Association of Chinese American Professionals

10303 Westoffice Dr., Box #194

Houston, TX 77042-5306

 

2013 ACAP Leadership/Community Service Scholarship

 

The objective of the Association of Chinese American Professionals (“ACAP”) Leadership/ Community Service scholarship is to provide scholarships to senior high school students in the Greater Houston Area who have demonstrated strong leadership qualities, have performed community service and have promoted Chinese diversity and cultural awareness in school and in the community at large. 

 

Eligibility and Requirements

 

1.              Any senior high school students enrolled in a Greater Houston Area high school in Texas may apply.

2.              Applicant must be available for interview in May 2013 if requested by the Committee.

3.              Scholarship recipient(s) must deliver a 3-5 minute speech at the award luncheon sponsored by ACAP currently scheduled for June 15, 2013 at the Sugar Land Marriott, in Sugar Land, Texas.

 

Selection Criteria

 

Applicants must have demonstrated strong leadership qualities with dedication to community service and have promoted Chinese diversity and cultural awareness in the school and in the community at large. A need-based scholarship may also be awarded based on the leadership/community service and the financial needs of the applicant.

 

Application Procedure

 

1.            A completed Application Form that is at the ACAP Web Site http://www.acap-usa.org.

2.            A written essay (500-1,000 words) describing current/past leadership and community service experiences describing how the applicant has promoted Chinese diversity and cultural awareness in school and the community at large. In addition, an electronic copy of the essay must be sent to judycwen@hotmail.com to confirm your submission of the complete application.

3.            Applicants shall submit verifiable evidence of leadership/community service activities.  Any submitted material that is not relevant to leadership/community service activities and financial needs will not be considered.

4.            Need-based applicants must provide family financial status via Student Aid Reports from FAFSA (FAFSA applications are free on www.fafsa.ed.gov) OR IRS transcripts (can be obtained free at 1.800.829.1040).  Please note that it may take approximately two weeks to obtain this.

5.            All application documents shall be mailed to: ACAP Leadership Scholarship Committee, c/o David Kuo, 13115 Jess Pirtle Blvd, Sugar Land, Texas 77478. Complete applications must be physically (not postmarked) received at the above indicated location on or before 4:00 PM Central time, Thursday April 25th, 2013.

6.            The applicants must be available for an interview in May 2013 in Houston, if requested by the Committee.

7.            The scholarship recipients will be notified no later than Friday May 10th, 2013, if chosen.

 

Awards

 

Multiple awards may be given pending applicants’ qualifications, educational categories and economical need status.  Each recipient will receive a scholarship with a monetary value at least $500 or more to be decided by the Scholarship Committee.

Contact

 

Any questions or comments may be sent via e-mail to Judy Wen at judycwen@hotmail.com.

 


 

The Association of Chinese American Professionals

10303 Westoffice Dr., Box #194

Houston, TX 77042-5306

 

2013 ACAP Leadership/Community Service Scholarship Application Form

 

Mail completed Application Form and Documents to:

ACAP Leadership Scholarship Committee,

c/o David Kuo, 13115 Jess Pirtle Blvd, Sugar Land, TX 77478

 

All complete scholarship application documents must be received on or before 4:00 PM CST, on Thursday April 25, 2013.

 

Please type or print.

                                                                                                                                    ACAP Member

Applicant Name: (English) _____________________ (Chinese, if any)__________________(Yes/No)

 

Name of School______________________________________________________________

 

Home Address: _______________________________ Birth Date: ______________________

 

                        _______________________________ Phone Number: __________________

 

E-mail Address: _____________________________________________________________

 

Applicant parents’ information:                                                                          ACAP Member

                                                                                                                                 (Yes/No)

Father Name: (English) _______________________ (Chinese)_________________________

 

Mother Name: (English) _______________________ (Chinese)________________________

                                                     

Your complete application must include your Essay (must also e-mail a copy) and a list all the relevant leadership positions, community services rendered (a requirement), and honors, awards and scholarships received and attached with copies of supporting documents.  Your list must include the following information:

1.   Leadership positions and respective duties, organization name, size of membership, date and contact person’s information.

2.   Community Services, type, degree of involvement, and contact person’s information.

3.   Honor, awards and scholarships received, date and name of entity granting award.

4.   Need-based applicants must provide family financial status via Student Aid Reports from FAFSA or IRS transcripts.

           

The ACAP Scholarship Committee will not return any or all of the supporting documents received.

 

Applicant’s Signature:  ________________________________ Date: ________________

 

All questions should be sent via e-mail to Judy Wen at judycwen@hotmail.com  

 

ACAP reserves the right to disqualify incomplete or late applications or applicants providing fraudulent information.

 

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