With this scholarship only being native to the state of California, it is also a scholarship that oddly not a lot of women know about. And they should because the Central California Asian Pacific Women Scholarship provides generous finical assistance and aids in helping women finishing their doctoral degrees.
What are the eligibility and requirements?
How do you know you are eligible for the Central California Asian Pacific Women Scholarship? Here is what you need to know before applying:
- Your leadership skills and accomplishments
- Providing your academic achievements
- Have you had any contribution to the API community, this is a specific qualification that this scholarship is looking into
- Must be a first-generation Asian or Pacific Islander
- The counties that can apply are Fresno, Kern, Kings, Madera, Merced, San Joaquin, Stanislaus, or Tulare
How do you apply?
Simply go to the Central California Asian Pacific Women Scholarship website and you will see a section called “please click here to download the guidelines and the application questions.” In this PDF document, a recipient will see the general layout of a form. An application can be saved to edit if needed but be sure to choose the “edit your response” section before saving.
There will be a need to upload documents, and an applicant will want to upload as many as possible. Here is a small list (there is a long list but please, visit the PDF document for more info)
- SAR report from FAFSA
- All transcripts
- College acceptance letter
- A headshot and brief biography of yourself (200 words)
- A list of any awards or honors given
- A short narrative one any community service and work experience
- Describe why you should receive a CCAPW scholarship with a 500-word maximum
This is an application process that needs diligent work presented. It is suggested in their own words that before typing anything into the questionnaire section, that the applicant writes out on a separate paper or document beforehand. Every applicant will need to prove these things:
- Phone Number
- Student status
- First-generation college student
- Describing what your student finical aid situation may be
- Name of the college you are attending
And the list does not stop there, that is just a brief glimpse at what is excepted at first. However, the subject changes to your college and the transcripts from that college. Those will need to be provided along with several pieces of documents mentioned above.
Essentially the more an applicant can provide within the application, the better their chances are of winning this scholarship. It does look as if a first-generation student wins more often, however, there have been time when a 2nd or 3rd generation student has won this Central California Asian Pacific Women Scholarship before.
CCAPW has been supporting Asian Pacific women for 40 years and these scholarships is what has helped their community to grow and provide a better educational experience.
Currently applications are open and the deadline is April 30, 2021 and the winners will be announced on June, 15, 2021.
Learn more here: https://www.ccapw.org/scholarships