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USPAACC Awards $54,000 in College Scholarships to 14 High School Seniors

The US Pan Asian American Chamber of Commerce Education Foundation (USPAACC) has awarded 14 college scholarships totaling $54,000 to high school seniors across the country who have demonstrated academic excellence, community involvement, and financial need. The scholarship recipients were announced during USPAACC’s CelebrASIAN Business + Procurement Conference, which took place June 6-8 in Las Vegas, Nevada. The scholarships will help the students pursue their college dreams and prepare them for future leadership roles.

Since the initiative’s launch, over $2 million in scholarships have been awarded through USPAACC’s College Scholarship Program. The college scholarship awards range from $3,000 to $10,000 and are awarded yearly to high school seniors nationwide for their post-secondary education to help offset ever-rising college expenses. USPAACC has provided over 330 students with a scholarship through the program. Many USPAACC scholars have achieved success, leading in professions like Constitutional Law Professors, leading multi-million-dollar healthcare agencies, and serving as elected officials.

Highlights of the New Release:

· USPAACC has awarded 14 college scholarships totaling $54,000 to high school seniors nationwide for 2023;

· The scholarships are part of USPAACC’s College Scholarship Program, which has provided over $2 million in scholarships to over 330 students since its launch with the program receiving 3,300+ applications annually;

· The scholarship recipients were announced during USPAACC’s CelebrASIAN Business + Procurement Conference, which is the largest annual gathering of Pan Asian American businesses and professionals in the country.

USPAACC’s 2023 College Scholarship recipients are listed below, along with the sponsoring corporation and the university the recipient will be attending:

Muhammad Ameen Sugapong
Scholarship Sponsor: Ampcus Inc.
High School: St Edward High School
City, State: Lakewood, OH
University Attending: John Carroll University

Cao Ngyuen
Scholarship Sponsor: Apidel Technologies LLC.
High School: Bolsa Grande High School
City, State: Anaheim, CA
University Attending: University of Southern California

Emujin Batzorig
Scholarship Sponsor: Bristol Myers Squibb
High School: Galileo Academy of Science and Technology
City, State: San Francisco, CA
University Attending: University of Virginia

Janessa Reyes
Scholarship Sponsor: Cynet Systems
High School: Mission High School
City, State: San Francisco, CA
University Attending: University of California, Berkeley

Iliana Rose Acevedo
Scholarship Sponsor: Denny’s Hungry for Education
High School: Granada Hills Charter High School
City, State: Granada Hills, CA
University Attending: Washington University in St. Louis

Angel Faye J. Baleskie
Scholarship Sponsor: Denny’s Hungry for Education
High School: Saint Martin de Porres
City, State: Cleveland, OH
University Attending: The Ohio State University

Ziao Huang
Scholarship Sponsor: Denny’s Hungry for Education
High School: Laguna Creek High School
City, State: Elk Grove, CA
University Attending: San Diego State University

Sabrina Guo
Scholarship Sponsor: Hilton
High School: Syosset High School
City, State: Oyster Bay, NY
University Attending: Yale University

Patricia Julaton
Scholarship Sponsor: MSL Express Inc.
High School: Mt. Eden High School
City, State: Fremont, CA
University Attending: University of California, Davis

Kimberly Vo
Scholarship Sponsor: Opusing LLC
High School: Vista Ridge High School
City, State: Cedar Park, TX
University Attending: Texas A&M

Linh Le Bao Truong
Scholarship Sponsor: Paramount Software Solutions Inc.
High School: Patrick Henry High School
City, State: San Diego, CA
University Attending: University of Southern California

Anna Pham
Scholarship Sponsor: Saisystems International
High School: Harmony School of Advancement
City, State: Houston, TX
University Attending: University of Notre Dame

Sherry Lin
Scholarship Sponsor: Softpath System LLC
High School: South Walton High School
City, State: Santa Rosa Beach, FL
University Attending: Florida State University

Sydney Junelle Wenyou Humbert
Scholarship Sponsor: Trane Technologies
High School: Lancaster High School
City, State: Lancaster, OH
University Attending: University of Cincinnati

Since USPAACC's Scholarship Program launch 34 years ago, their initiative has continued growing in popularity, with winners receiving a scholarship and a trip to USPAACC’s signature annual CelebrASIAN Business + Procurement Conference to meet their scholarship sponsors and be a part of the gathering that is USPAACC’s flagship event. Major corporations have established their Hallmark Scholarships with USPAACC, and Pan Asian American businesses have stepped forward to support the Scholarship Program and endow their scholarships.

Susan Au Allen, USPAACC’s CEO, said: “We are proud to recognize and support these outstanding students who have shown remarkable achievements in academics, community service, and leadership. They are the future leaders of our nation and our community. We are grateful to our corporate partners and Asian American businesses who have generously sponsored these scholarships and invested in their success.”

For more details on USPAACC’s 2023 College Scholarship Program, email [email protected], or call (202) 296-5221.

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About USPAACC

Founded in 1984 in the nation’s Capital, the US Pan Asian American Chamber of Commerce Education Foundation (USPAACC) is the most established and effective national nonprofit nonpartisan  organization representing all Asian American and Asian American-related groups in business, sciences, the arts, sports, education, public and community services. Our mission is to promote and propel economic growth and job creation by opening doors to business and professional opportunities for Asian Americans and their partners in corporations, government at the federal, state and local levels, and the small, minority and diverse business communities.  For 35 years, USPAACC has served and will continue to serve as the unified voice for equal opportunity in business for Asian Americans, as the gateway to corporate and government contracts, to Asian American suppliers, and information about Asian Americans and the Asia-Pacific and Indian Subcontinent markets.

Our signature annual thought-leadership programs include: College Hallmark Scholarship Program that began in 1989, One-on-One Prescheduled Business Matchmaking Meetings in 1998, Supplier Diversity & Procurement Leadership Caucus in 2004, Federal Contracting Town Hall Meetings in 2005, Fast 100 Asian American Businesses in 2008, Business Executive Coaching: ReadySetGrow in 2011, Chief Procurement Officers Forum in 2011, What’s Your Pitch Innovation Competitions in 2015, Chief Technology & Information Officers Forum in 2017, and Corporate Employee Business Resource Group Leadership Caucus in 2017.

Headquartered in Washington DC, USPAACC reaches Asian American businesses nationwide through regional chapters in California, Texas, New York, Georgia, Illinois and the Washington DC-Maryland-Virginia National Capital Area.

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