New API scholarship available for SSCC students

The Asian & Pacifi c Islander American Scholarship Fund has created the APIASF Community College Scholarship Program with scholarships ranging from $2,250 to $5,000 during the 2012 to 2013 academic year.

The new scholarship fund is designed to give AAPI students access to higher education and help develop role models and train future leaders in their communities. The APIASF Community Scholarship Program also supports the Partnership for Equity in Education through Research (PEER) Project, in collaboration with South Seattle Community College, one of three APIASF Community College Scholarship Program institutions.

To be eligible, students must be of API ethnicity as defined by the U.S. Census, be a citizen of the United States, or freely associate states or legal permanent resident, and intend to receive an associate or bachelor’s degree at South Seattle Community College during the 2012 to 2013 school year.

Applicants must also apply for federal aid for the school year, but do not necessarily need to be recipients of federal aid to be eligible for the scholarship. The deadline for applications is Oct. 12, 2012. (end)

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