Filipinos have a long history and large presence in the United States, yet they remain underrepresented in many fields.
Only 37% of Filipinos in the US complete a Bachelor’s degree, and only 9% complete a postgraduate degree. These figures are even lower among U.S.-born Filipinos. A Harvard Kennedy report states that U.S.-born Filipinos are less likely to obtain a college degree compared to their Filipino immigrant counterparts and other U.S.-born Asian Americans.
In order to boost the representation of Filipinos in academia and the workforce, it is critical that Filipino-Americans have the resources they need.
This scholarship seeks to support any Filipino-American who is interested in community service.
To apply, please write a 350-word essay telling us about your story and the impact you would like to make on the Filipino-American community.
Please write a 350-word essay telling us about your story and the impact you would like to make on the Filipino-American community.
The application deadline is Jan 16, 2023. Winners will be announced on Feb 16, 2023.
The scholarship award is $1,500 per winner. It will be awarded to 1 winner every year.
The winner will be publicly announced on Feb 16, 2023. 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.
If you have any questions about this scholarship or the Bold.org platform, just email firstname.lastname@example.org and we’ll get back to you as quickly as we can.
Yes. The terms and conditions for this scholarship can be found here.