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Kaibigan announces scholarship availability
Kaibigan, Portland State University’s (PSU) Filipino-American student association, recently announced the creation of the Kaibigan: Filipino American Student Association Scholarship.
One or more scholarships of $500 to $1,000 will be awarded in the fall. The annual scholarship aims to recognize volunteer work, extracurricular activities, and academic achievements of Filipino and Filipino-American students at Portland State University.
Transfer students, incoming freshmen, and current students enrolled at PSU are eligible to apply.
For more information, call (503) 725-2964 or visit <www.kaibigan.groups.pdx.edu>. To download an application, visit <www.foundation.pdx.edu/scholarships.jsp>. Applications must be postmarked by March 31, 2008.
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The Asian Reporter Foundation 2008 Scholarship Application
Due: Wednesday, March 12, 2008, 6:30pm.
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From The Asian Reporter, V18, #11 (March 11, 2008), page 11.
CACA Fred G. Lee Memorial scholarships
The Portland Lodge of the Chinese American Citizens Alliance (CACA) has announced the availability of applications for the Fred G. Lee Memorial scholarships. The scholarships are available to high school seniors in Oregon and Clark County, Washington.
Applicants are judged on scholarship, leadership in school, community activities, and financial need. Eligible students must have a 3.5 or higher grade point average, have at least one parent who is full-blooded Chinese, and be a United States citizen or have permanent resident status.
Three scholarships are currently available. Two awards of $1,000 each are issued during the freshman year of college. The third scholarship is a renewable scholarship with a yearly award of $1,000 and a maximum total of $4,000 over four years of undergraduate studies.
The application deadline is April 1, 2008.
For complete information, to download applications, and for links to other scholarship opportunities, visit <www.cacaportland.org>. Applications can also be requested by contacting the Portland Lodge at (503) 925-5226 (phone or fax) or e-mailing <info@cacaportland.org>.
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From The Asian Reporter, V18, #9 (February 26, 2008), page 9.
Japanese American Community Scholarship applications due March 1
The deadline for the 2008 Japanese American Community Scholarships, sponsored by Portland-area businesses and organizations, is Saturday, March 1, 2008.
To be eligible, applicants must live in Clackamas, Multnomah, or Washington County, Oregon or Clark County, Washington, must be of Japanese ancestry, and must have at least one parent or guardian of Japanese ancestry. The student must also have attended four years of high school (or the equivalent) in the United States, and either the student or parent must belong to a participating organization.
Participating organizations include the Buddhist Daihonzan Henjyoji Temple, Epworth United Methodist Church, Gresham-Troutdale Japanese American Citizens League (JACL), Japanese Ancestral Society (Nikkei Jinkai), Japanese Women’s Society (Nikkei Fujinkai), Nichiren Buddhist Temple, Oregon Buddhist Temple, Oregon Nisei Veterans, Portland JACL, Shokookai, and Veleda.
Some of the eligibility requirements do not apply to the Portland JACL scholarship. To learn more, or to download an application, visit <www.pdxjacl.org>.
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From The Asian Reporter, V18, #10 (March 4, 2008), page 10.
CACA to hold essay contest
High school students of Chinese descent are invited to participate in an upcoming essay contest presented by the Portland Lodge of the Chinese American Citizens Alliance (CACA). The goal of the contest is to encourage leadership in young persons by refining English writing skills and critical thinking.
Participants will prepare and write a 500-word essay within two hours on a topic given at the beginning of the contest. Essays will be judged on originality, clarity of thought and expression, and correctness of grammar and spelling.
The essay contest will be held March 8 from 10:00am to noon at the Asian Health & Service Center, located at 3633 S.E. 35th Place in Portland. Advance registration is required; applications are due March 5, 2008. To learn more, or to obtain an application, call or fax (503) 925-5226, or visit <www.cacaportland.org>.
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Darmasiswa for the year 2008/2009.
The Ministry of National Education of the Republic of Indonesia is offering the Indonesian scholarship program namely Darmasiswa for the year 2008/2009. This program is intended for foreign nationals who are interested in learning Indonesian arts, language, music, dance, crafts and culture in 44 universities across Indonesia in non-degree program for 1 year. Darmasiswa participants will receive accommodation and monthly allowance. Participants are only required to provide their own health insurance and air tickets. Due March 20, 2008
Darmasiswa Plus is also offered to students who are willing to teach Germany, English, French, Japanese, or Chinese for 10 hours per week at nearby schools or the Center for Teacher Development during their study in Indonesia. Participants of Darmasiswa Plus Program will receive accommodation and monthly allowance. Participants are only required to provide their own health insurance and air tickets. Due March 20, 2008
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Japanese American Community Scholarships
A March 1, 2008 deadline has been announced for applications for the 2008 Japanese American Community Scholarships. The scholarships are sponsored by Portland-area businesses and organizations.
To be eligible, applicants must live in Clackamas, Multnomah, or Washington County, Oregon or Clark County, Washington, must be of Japanese ancestry, and must have at least one parent or guardian of Japanese ancestry. The student must have attended four years of high school (or the equivalent) in the United States, and either the student or parent must belong to a participating organization.
Participating organizations include the Buddhist Daihonzan Henjyoji Temple, Epworth United Methodist Church, Gresham-Troutdale Japanese American Citizens League (JACL), Japanese Ancestral Society (Nikkei Jinkai), Japanese Women’s Society (Nikkei Fujinkai), Nichiren Buddhist Temple, Oregon Buddhist Temple, Oregon Nisei Veterans, Portland JACL, Shokookai, and Veleda.
Some of the eligibility requirements do not apply to the JACL scholarship. To learn more, or to download an application, visit <www.pdxjacl.org>.
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From The Asian Reporter, V18, #8 (February 19, 2008), page 10.
ACS offers scholarships to cancer survivors
The American Cancer Society (ACS) is currently seeking applications for its Cancer Survivor College Scholarship Program, designed to help students who have been diagnosed with cancer pay college tuition. The application deadline is February 22, 2008.
The scholarships may be used for tuition, fees, and books required for course instruction at an accredited college, university, community college, or vocational/technical school.
Applicants must be cancer survivors diagnosed before the age of 21. They also must be: 25 or younger at the time of application, entering or continuing college in the upcoming school year, a U.S. citizen and a resident of one of ACS’s Great West Division states (Oregon, Washington, Idaho, and other states), have a 2.5 GPA, and be a full-time student.
For more information call 1-800-227-2345 or visit <www.cancer.org>.
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Philippine American Chamber of Commerce Scholarship Program
PACCO Scholarship Application - Deadline: March 31, 2008
Each year, the Philippine American Chamber of Commerce of Oregon (PACCO) (www.pacco.org) awards 4 scholarships -- $500 each -- to high school seniors or current college students. Scholarships are awarded to recognize volunteer work, extra-curricular activities as well as academic achievement.
High school seniors or current college students of Filipino descent, legal resident of Oregon and Washington are eligible to apply. Applicants must enroll in a full-time undergraduate course of study at any accredited two- or four-year college, university, or vocational/technical school in the U.S. no later than the fall term of 2008-2009.
PACCO Scholarship committee will select recipients based on the following criteria: number of community volunteer service hours; leadership awards and honors; appraisal/recommendation completed by a supervisor, leader or teacher; an essay and a grade point average of 3.00 or better and financial need.
 
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From The Asian Reporter, V18, #7 (February 12, 2008), page 11.
Japanese studies, teacher- training scholarships available
Each year the government of Japan offers a limited number of scholarships to persons interested in pursuing Japanese Studies at a Japanese university and to teachers who wish to study in Japan for professional improvement. Applications for both programs are now available from the Consulate-General of Japan in Portland. They are due by March 3, 2008.
Students selected for a Japanese Studies Scholarship pursue an intensive program in Japanese and have the opportunity to learn about other subjects relating to Japanese culture. Scholars receive a monthly allowance of about ¥134,000, tuition, and round-trip airfare. They study at a Japanese university selected by the Japanese Ministry of Education, Culture, Sports, Science, and Technology for one year beginning October 2008.
Some proficiency in Japanese is required. Applicants must be U.S. citizens from 18 to 29 years old as of April 1, 2008 and must be enrolled as undergraduates at an institution where they are majoring in areas with an emphasis on Japanese language or other studies related to Japan.
Candidates chosen for the teacher-training scholarship receive a monthly allowance of about ¥170,000, tuition, and round-trip airfare. Applicants must be younger than 35 years old as of April 1, 2008 and must be graduates of universities or teacher-training colleges. They must be teachers in primary or secondary schools or academic staff at teacher-training institutions, and have at least five years of experience. Japanese proficiency is required, and language training is available.
Qualified applicants for both scholarships will be asked to visit the Consulate-General of Japan in Portland for an interview and Japanese-language examination.
Further information and application materials are available at <www.portland.us.emb-japan.go.jp/en>. Applications are also available from the Consulate-General at 1300 S.W. Fifth Ave., Suite 2700, Portland, OR 97201. For information, call Matt Turner at (503) 221-1811, ext. 14.
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From The Asian Reporter, V18, #4 (January 22, 2008), page 10.
2008 OCA scholarship applications now available
OCA — formerly known as the Organization of Chinese Americans — recently announced availability of applications of its 2008 OCA Scholarship Program. Up to 60 scholarships of $2,000 will be awarded to Asian Pacific Islander Americans (APIA) who will be college freshmen during the 2008-2009 academic school year.
"OCA is dedicated to education in the APIA community," said OCA national president Ginny Gong. "We recognize the need to provide opportunities for students who do not have access to the financial resources necessary to pursue higher education."
OCA offers a variety of scholarships to economically disadvantaged APIAs as part of the 2008 OCA Scholarship Program. The scholarships are open to students who can demonstrate financial need, high achievement, and who are the first member in their family to attend college in the United States.
The deadline to submit applications is April 18, 2008.
For more information on OCA’s scholarship programs, or to download an application, visit <www.ocanational.org>.
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Momeni Foundation offers scholarships
The Beaverton, Oregon-based Momeni Foundation is once again offering scholarships to graduating high school seniors and current college students of Iranian descent. The application deadline is June 30, 2008.
At least one Scholastic Achievement Scholarship will be awarded for an amount of $1,000. The scholarship is available to students who are graduating from high school and are citizens or permanent residents of the United States. Applicants must be of Iranian descent.
At least three Financial Assistance Scholarships will be awarded in the amount of $500. The scholarship is available to all graduating high school students and current college students of Iranian descent, regardless of citizenship or country of residency.
Students planning to attend or attending universities in Iran are encouraged to apply for the scholarships. For complete details, or to download an application form, call (503) 524-8280, e-mail <momenifoundation@aol.com>, or visit <hometown.aol.com/momenifoundation/myhomepage/apps.htm>.
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From The Asian Reporter, V18, #2 (January 8, 2008), page 1.
University of Oregon’s PathwayOregon to ease tuition woes
The University of Oregon recently announced details of a new program to cover tuition and fees for lower-income Oregonians entering the university as freshmen in the fall.
The plan, PathwayOregon, guarantees qualified Oregonians from lower-income families can attend UO tuition-free by covering any remaining tuition costs not picked up by federal and state financial aid. It also provides academic support and, in some cases, room and board.
PathwayOregon is the first program of its kind at a public university in Oregon.
"At a time of fluctuating state support, escalating tuition, and increased student debt, we are committed to providing more Oregonians than ever the financial boost they need to study at the state’s flagship university," UO president Dave Frohnmayer said. "I am proud to present PathwayOregon as a cornerstone of that effort."
Lower-income Oregonians who are eligible for federal Pell Grants and are entering UO as freshman in the fall qualify for the program, which ensures a combination of federal, state, and institutional grants and scholarships to cover tuition and fees. A handful of PathwayOregon students also qualify for room and board bonuses, which provide the grant funding equivalent to the cost of a double room and standard meal plan at a UO residence hall.
While PathwayOregon is the first such plan in the state, it is similar to programs offered around the country. Few if any, however, offer the academic and social support built into PathwayOregon, said Linda Brady, UO senior vice president and provost.
To qualify for PathwayOregon, Oregonians must be from lower-income families, be eligible for the federal Pell Grant, submit a completed admissions application by January 15, 2008, be admitted as freshmen, have a Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) on file with UO by March 1, 2008, and submit an application for one of two university scholarships.
For more information, visit <www.uoregon.edu/~pathway>.
The Asian Pacific American Institute for Congressional Studies (APAICS) has announced that applications for its 2008 summer internship program are now available. The application deadline for the program is January 31, 2008.
APAICS selects up to 10 undergraduate students each year for the internship program. Interns are placed in congressional offices, federal agencies, and nonprofits in the Washington, D.C. area to gain firsthand experience of American politics. They also attend seminars, network with peers, and learn about issues affecting the Asian Pacific Islander American (APIA) community.
APAICS is a non-partisan, nonprofit educational organization that promotes APIA engagement in the political process. To learn more, or to download an application, visit <www.apaics.org>. Applications can also be obtained by writing to: APAICS, 1001 Connecticut Ave. NW, Suite 530, Washington, DC 20036.
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From The Asian Reporter, V17, #43 (October 23, 2007), page 7.
Japanese American Veterans Association to offer scholarship
The Japanese American Veterans Association (JAVA) has announced that it will offer its first scholarships in 2008. The Memorial Scholarship Fund honors three JAVA members, one who served in the 442nd Regimental Combat Team and others who served in the Military Intelligence Service.
The JAVA scholarship program is open to any applicant who is, or who is related by blood or marriage to:
(1) a person who served in the 442nd Regimental Combat Team, including the 100th Battalion, and all other units associated with them, such as the 552nd Field Artillery Battalion, Anti-tank Company, etc.; or
(2) a person who served in the U.S. Military Intelligence Service during and after World War II; or
(3) a person of Japanese ancestry who serves or has received an honorable discharge from the Armed Forces of the United States; or
(4) a person who is a member of JAVA for a period of no less than one year prior to the date of submission of the application.
The scholarships are open to any student entering or already enrolled in an accredited undergraduate, graduate, or a specialized (such as vocational or trade) school. The deadline for applications is April 1, 2008. To learn more, or to download an application, visit <www.javadc.org>.
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Persian language studies scholarship
Persia House, a community-based nonprofit organization that works to create an atmosphere in which Persian culture may be fostered and properly represented, will this year offer a $500 scholarship for Persian language studies at Portland State University (PSU).
Applicants must have completed at least one year of Persian language studies at PSU, have evidence of academic achievement in the field, and be committed to completing a second or third year of studies.
The deadline for applications is September 15, 2008. To learn more, or to request an application, call (503) 725-5214 or visit <www.persia.pdx.edu>.
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From The Asian Reporter, V17, #13 (March 27, 2007), page 11.
 2007 Nā Hawai‘i scholarship applications available 
 
Scholarships are awarded on the basis of academic achievement and community service. Applicants must submit an essay on ways they could become involved with the Hawaiian community, and must be available for an interview with the Scholarship Selection Panel on May 19, 2007.
To learn more, or to download the application forms, visit <www.nahawaii.com>.
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From The Asian Reporter, V17, #10 (March 6, 2007), page 10.
Scholarships available to N/NE Portland students
The Albina Rotary Foundation is inviting high school seniors in North and Northeast Portland to apply for its annual Neil Kelly Memorial Scholarship. The foundation each year awards four $1,000 renewable college scholarships in honor of Kelly, an entrepreneur and community activist. The deadline for applications is March 23, 2007.
Applicants must have at least a 2.75 GPA, financial need, strong character, and must demonstrate dedication to their North/Northeast Portland community through service. The scholarships will be awarded at a luncheon on May 11.
Applications are available from high school counseling offices and online at <www.albinarotary.org>. To learn more, call (503) 287-6930.
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New scholarship available
The Banfield Charitable Trust will for the first time this year offer the Campbell Family Scholarship. Established in 2005, the scholarship awards funding for one academic year of undergraduate tuition and is available for classes starting this fall. The application deadline is August 11, 2006.
The scholarship will be awarded on the basis of academic ability, character and motivation, and the applicant’s desire to improve the lives of pets and their families. Demonstration of financial need is not required, but is a factor that may be taken into consideration by the Scholarship Committee during the selection process.
Applicants must be graduates of, or about to graduate from, high school or its equivalent, or be a student at an accredited college, junior college, university, or other educational institution. Recipients of the Campbell Family Scholarship can resubmit an application each year, for up to four years, and must reapply for the scholarship each academic year.
For more information, or to request an application, contact Marie Miller, Banfield Charitable Trust Senior Program Coordinator, at (503) 922-5801 or visit <www.banfieldcharitabletrust.net>.
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O regon Pacific AHEC has recently completed a database on health career
scholarships. Access it either in English, http://www.oregonhealthcareers.org/scholarships.phtml
The full health career information is at http://www.oregonhealthcareers.org 
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Major Minority Scholarships
Applications for the 2007 Nā Hawai‘i scholarship are now available on the club’s website at <www. nahawaii.com>. Applications must be postmarked by April 20, 2007.
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From The Asian Reporter, V17, #43 (October 23, 2007), page 11.
APAICS internship applications available
 
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