As the coronavirus spread through nations across the world, anti-Asian discrimination has followed closely behind.
While the public spotlight has focused on discrimination against East and Southeast Asians in the United States, the broader story of violence and discrimination against Asians, along with the complex intersectionalities of Asian American history, continues to be ignored. The recent anti-Asian hate crimes are not in fact a reaction to COVID-19, but rather a symptom of hundreds of years of discrimination, exclusion, and objectification.
In order to address anti-Asian sentiment and attacks upon the Asian community, the ICFAC scholarship fund was founded. The ICFAC Advancing Social Justice for Asians Scholarship Fund covers the advancement of studies for topics surrounding social justice for Asians – from supporting those pursuing learning and research in the topic, to sustaining ICFAC’s continued community initiatives, educational events, a variety of other resources and opportunities, and building the fund.
The Advancing Social Justice for Asians Scholarship will be awarded to a graduate or advanced degree student with an interest in advancing social justice for Asians. Those interested in pursuing a career in law, politics, journalism, education, community organizers, and social justice activists are encouraged to apply.
To apply, please write an essay about why you are passionate about advancing social justice for Asians, what actions you have taken in support of Asians and how you will use the scholarship award to continue to do social justice work for the Asian community.
Please write a proposal with a little bit about yourself, your goals and why you are passionate in advancing social justice studies for Asians, how you have endeavored to take action, and how you will use the resources granted.
The application deadline is Apr 10, 2022. Winners will be announced on May 10, 2022.
Award amounts per winner are designated by the donor. Check the award amount for a detailed breakdown.
The winner will be publicly announced on May 10, 2022. Prior to the announcement date, we may contact finalists with additional questions about their application. We will work with donors to review all applications according to the scholarship criteria. Winners will be chosen based on the merit of their application.
Award checks will be sent to the financial aid office of the winner's academic institution in their name to be applied to their tuition, and in the name of their institution (depending on the school's requirements). If the award is for a qualified educational non-tuition expense, we will work with the winner directly to distribute the award and make sure it goes towards qualified expenses.
Before we award the scholarship, the winner will be required to confirm their academic enrollment status. Depending on the circumstances, verification of Student ID and/or their most recent transcript will be required.
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Yes. The terms and conditions for this scholarship can be found here.