Scholarship Common Application Form

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I. APPLICANT INFORMATION

Maximum of 1 characters.
Address of Primary Residence
Please spell out the entire name of the county, do not include county in the name. For example, Los Angeles, NOT LA or Los Angeles County.
Please provide best number to reach you at.
Asian Ethnicity

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II. SECONDARY/HIGH SCHOOL INFORMATION

Enter your High School info if you cannot find it above

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III. COLLEGE INFORMATION

Enter your College/University info if you cannot find it above
Enter your College/University info if you cannot find it above

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IV. LEADERSHIP

List the 3 most significant leadership activities you have participated in, starting from the 9th grade ONLY and not before that (e.g. school clubs/organizations, student government, varsity or club sports, and religious or community groups). Describe your roles and responsibilities. Please do not use acronyms.
Maximum of 150 words.
Maximum of 150 words.
Maximum of 150 words.
LEADERSHIP ADVISOR

Please provide the first and last name, email, and phone number of one advisor from any of the leadership activities mentioned above. 

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V. COMMUNITY SERVICE

List the 3 most significant community service activities you have participated in, starting from the 9th grade ONLY and not before that (e.g. food banks, homeless shelters, city events, club-organized community service). Describe your roles and responsibilities. Please do not use acronyms. 
Maximum of 150 words.
Maximum of 150 words.
Maximum of 150 words.
COMMUNITY SERVICE ADVISOR/COUNSELOR

Please provide the first and last name, email, and phone number of one advisor from any of the leadership activities mentioned above. 

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VI. WORK EXPERIENCE (OPTIONAL)

List your most recent work experience since the 9th grade ONLY (e.g. tutor, office worker, sales representative, cashier, etc.)

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VII. FAMILY'S FINANCIAL INFORMATION

If awarded the scholarship, candidates are required to submit either a 2021 or 2022 tax return.
APCF only accepts PDF files for the FAFSA.

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VIII. FAMILY'S EDUCATION INFORMATION

This data is for informational purposes only and will not be used as criteria during the selection process. 

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Based on your responses, you are eligible for the following scholarships:


In order to submit the application for these scholarships, you must complete the required essay(s) for each individual scholarship AND any other questions related to that scholarship. Each scholarship has its own essay requirements. Please read the essay prompts carefully for each scholarship. If you do not want to apply for a scholarship, leave the essay section blank.

**PLEASE READ**

**You will only be considered for the scholarship(s) that you complete the essays for.**


Applications need at least ONE 'Recommender Form' to be filled.

  • HOWEVER, if you qualify for Matt Fong AAPF Scholarship or Taiwanese American Scholarship Fund (TASF), these are the specific 'Recommender Form' requirements:

  • Matt Fong AAPF Scholarship - 2 Recommender Forms required

  • Taiwanese American Scholarship Fund (TASF) - 3 Recommender Forms required

IX. Essays

Eligible for Matt Fong Scholarship
In order to qualify for the Matt Fong Asian Americans In Public Finance Scholarship, your ethnic heritage must be at least 50% Asian.
Max 500 words.
Max 300 words.
Max 500 words.
Max 250 words.
Eligible For One or More of the Following Bank Scholarships: Bank of the Sierra, Cathay Bank, State Bank of India, Mega Bank, Preferred Bank, First General Bank, Royal Business Bank Scholarships, and Open Bank
Max 500 words.
Max 500 words.
Eligible for Chao Family Foundation Scholarship
Max 300 words.
Max 300 words.
Max 300 words.
Eligible for Taiwanese American Scholarship Fund (TASF)
Max 500 words.
Max 500 words.
Eligible for Kao Kalia Yang Scholarship (KKY)
Max 300 words.
Max 300 words.
Max 300 words.
Eligible for Harold J. West Memorial Scholarship
Max 350 words.
Max 350 words.
Max 350 words.
Max 350 words.
Family Photo Requirement

If you qualify for Harold J. West Memorial Scholarship, a family photo is required. Please upload a file below.


‘Recommender Form’ is NOT required for this scholarship.


APCF only accepts JPG, PNG or HEIC files for the family photo. 

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X. TRANSCRIPT

Transcript
You must submit a copy of your most recent high school transcript that includes the first quarter/semester of your freshman year through the first quarter/semester of your senior year with your application. Minimum unweighted cumulative GPA is 2.5. GPA requirement will vary by scholarship program.

You can upload a copy electronically. Electronic files must be uploaded as a PDF. File names should be formatted as follows: " [First Name] [Last Name] Transcript.pdf"

For example, a PDF file of Anna Lee's transcript should be named: "Anna Lee Transcript.pdf"
APCF only accepts PDF files for the transcript.

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XI. CERTIFICATION

I certify that to the best of my knowledge, information on this application is complete and accurate. I understand that any falsification of any information may cause my disqualification from the scholarship selection or revocation if a scholarship has been granted, at the Asian Pacific Community Fund’s sole discretion. I understand it is my responsibility to make sure this application is complete and submitted by the deadline listed on the application. Furthermore, I understand that if my application is not complete, or if I or any Recommender does not submit my application by the deadline, I may be disqualified from the scholarship competition and may not be considered for a scholarship. This application, upon receipt, becomes the property of the Asian Pacific Community Fund, and I understand and agree that the Asian Pacific Community Fund may use for any purpose and disclose in any medium determined by the Asian Pacific Community Fund in its sole discretion any of the information contained in this application. I hereby give my consent to the Asian Pacific Community Fund to disclose information on my application (including personally identifiable information) to the sponsor of the scholarships and to contact me at any time regarding the scholarship.

To comply with the provisions of the Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act of 1974, I hereby give permission for school officials to release my secondary school record and other requested information, if necessary.
Typing your name in the box constitutes your signature.
After submitting, you will be emailed a confirmation email. Within this email,  please expect the link to the 'Recommender Form' and specific instructions regarding it.

Recommender Form link: https://apcf2.tfaforms.net/9