USPAACC strongly believes in investing in our future leaders. Since 1989, over a million dollars in scholarship benefits have been awarded through USPAACC. Major corporations have established their hallmark scholarships with USPAACC, and Asian American businesses have stepped forward to endow their own-named scholarships. Today, approximately 15-20 scholarships ranging from $2,500 to $5,000 each have been awarded every year to high school seniors nationwide for their post-secondary education. Over 3,000 applications are received annually.
At USPAACC, we know how important it is for schools across the country to identify and remove barriers that prevent students from accessing the nutrition and higher educational opportunities they need in order to learn and succeed. Currently, according to No Kid Hungry®, 22% of U.S. children under age 18 live in poverty, struggling every day with hunger that holds them back from striving to do their best in school. That’s why we have partnered with Denny’s Hungry for Education campaign, a program awarding over $200,000 in scholarships and special incentives to elementary, high school and college students for their innovative ideas on childhood hunger.