The US Pan Asian American Chamber of Commerce (USPAACC) strongly believes in investing in our future leaders. Since 1989, over $2 million in scholarships have been awarded through the organization. These awards, ranging from $3,000 to $5,000, are given every year to high school students around the country for their post-secondary education.
This year, the application deadline for USPAACC’s Scholarship Program is April 12. Those wishing to apply can visit http://celebrasianconference.com/scholarships for the Scholarship Application Form. In 2016, 19 scholarships were available through the program. Over 3,000 applications are received annually.
Major corporations have established their Hallmark Scholarships with USPAACC, and Asian American businesses have stepped forward to support the scholarship program and endow their own scholarships.Here are some of the 2017 Scholarships available, with more to be announced:
USPAACC National President & CEO Susan Allen commented, "We look forward to working with our corporate partners to enable talented Asian American students to realize their dreams of advancing their education and becoming leaders in our society across all different sectors."
Businesses can be nominated or apply for the innovative national award program that recognizes the robust growth of 100 leading Asian American-owned businesses“We celebrate the fastest-growing difference makers, risk takers, and boundary breakers powering America’s economy,” says USPAACC National President and CEO Susan Au Allen
SD Champions provides tools to nurture corporate, government, and large nonprofit supplier diversity programs, while also encouraging and supporting the certification and development of the small and diverse businesses that make these programs a reality.
The SD Champions program advanced by USPAACC represents a purposeful shift away from awards solely based on a corporation's ability to spend and moves toward a new emphasis that encourages transparency, innovation, inclusion, impact on the community, and integration in supplier diversity programs.