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2016 NAAAP-Seattle Scholarship Awards Program Guideline

 

NAAAP-Seattle is pleased to announce the 2016 NAAAP-Seattle Student Scholarships! We aim to encourage and support promising leaders of Asian American and/or Asian Pacific Islander American descent seeking higher educational opportunities in the Puget Sound area.

This year we are pleased to offer one high school student, one undergraduate student, and one graduate student a scholarship award of $1,000 each to support their educational and career paths. In addition, all semi-finalists will be awarded with two free years of NAAAP-Seattle membership! Membership allows free access to all our Professional Development events (some priced at over $100), membership pricing to our speaker events, our diversity career fair, networking mixers, and most importantly, access to mentors and leaders in the NAAAP-Seattle network.

To apply, complete an application form and submit it along with your most current official high school, undergraduate, or graduate transcript. The deadline for submission is Friday, September 30th, 2016. If you have any questions, please view our Frequently Asked Questions. If you have a question and don’t see it listed here, please contact the Scholarship Chair at naaap.scholarship@gmail.com.

Procedure

For the High School Scholarship, download the application here.

For the Undergraduate Scholarship, download the application here.

For the Graduate Scholarship, download the application here.

Applications may be sent electronically as a Microsoft Word document or as a PDF to naaap.scholarship@gmail.com on or before Friday, September 30th, 2016.  Transcripts may be submitted by e-mail, however they must be sent from your high school counselor’s or registrar’s office e-mail address to naaap.scholarship@gmail.com. If submitted by US mail, the transcript must be official and sealed. Mail official transcripts, application, and any supporting documents to: NAAAP-Seattle, P.O. Box 19888, Seattle, WA, 98109.

Eligibility: High School:

  • Must be high school seniors during the 2016-2017 academic year and graduating from a high school in the Puget Sound area at the end of the 2016-2017 academic year.
  • Must be entering the first year of college in the Fall of 2017.
  • Must have a cumulative GPA 3.00 or higher (submission of most current official high school transcript is required).
  • Must be a legal resident of the United States and of Asian and/or Pacific Islander ethnicity as defined by the U.S. Census.
  • Must be able to attend the NAAAP-Seattle gala on November 5, 2016 in order to receive award.

Eligibility: Undergraduate:

  • Must be enrolled full time at a two-year or four-year higher educational institution in the Puget Sound area during the 2016-2017 academic year.
  • Must have a cumulative GPA 3.00 or higher (submission of most current official transcript is required).
  • Must be a legal resident of the United States and of Asian and/or Pacific Islander ethnicity as defined by the U.S. Census.
  • Must be able to attend the NAAAP-Seattle gala on November 5, 2016 in order to receive award.

Eligibility: Graduate:

  • Must be enrolled full time in a graduate program in the Puget Sound area and pursuing a Masters or Doctorate degree during the 2016-2017 academic year.
  • Must have a cumulative GPA 3.00 or higher (submission of most current official transcript is required).
  • Must be a legal resident of the United States and of Asian and/or Pacific Islander ethnicity as defined by the U.S. Census.
  • Must be able to attend the NAAAP-Seattle gala on November 5, 2016 in order to receive award.

Judging Criteria

  • Academic achievement
  • Demonstrated leadership potential and skills
  • Community activities and involvement
  • Scholastic activities and involvement
  • Work or other activities
  • Financial need

All applications will be reviewed by the NAAAP-Seattle Scholarship Committee. Each semi-finalist will be notified for an interview on either October 15 or October 16, 2016.

 

Notification and Prizes:

Final scholarship winners will be notified on October 17, 2016. Additional information may be required before completing the award process. Awards will be presented at the NAAAP-Seattle Gala on November 5, 2016. Scholarship winners are required to be present and will be asked to give a brief acceptance speech at the Gala.

Duties:

  • Scholarship winners MUST be able to attend the NAAAP Gala on November 5, 2016 and give a brief acceptance speech.
  • Winners must participate in at least two community service events between November 2016 – November 2017.

 

We look forward to reading your applications and learning more about you. Good Luck!