Over the last two decades, the Asian population in the United States has nearly doubled, making it the fastest growth rate of any major racial or ethnic group.
With this increased representation, we believe that more light must be shed on the ongoing hardships and discriminations against Asian American immigrants, especially against Asian American women.
The Soo Joo Park Scholarship for Asian American Women exists to uplift and support the voices of individuals from Asian American background who have faced challenges big or small to make a difference in their own lives and their community.
The scholarship is open to Asian American women ages 16 and up from immigrant backgrounds in any field of study and educational level.
To apply, please submit an original written personal statement of 800-1000 words about your experience as an Asian American woman, how that experience has affected you, and what it has taught you about yourself.
The application deadline is Sep 1, 2021. Winners will be announced on Sep 30, 2021.
The scholarship award is $2,000.
The winner will be publicly announced on Sep 30, 2021. 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.
We will send the award check to the financial aid office of the winner’s academic institution or future academic institution in their name, and in the name of their institution (depending on the school’s requirements). If the student's academic institution does not have a financial aid office, the student will receive the funding directly.
Before we award the scholarship, the winner will be required to verify their academic enrollment status by providing a copy of their most recent transcript.
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