De Anza - Susanne Chan APASA Scholarship
This award is intended to recognize a student who demonstrated involvement and participation in community service, promote cross-cultural understanding, and/or advocate for social justice within the Asian Pacific Islander Desi American (APIDA) community.
Eligibility requirements at the time of submission–
MUST have a minimum 2.7 cumulative GPA, successfully completed a minimum of 12 quarter units, and be currently enrolled in the 2022-2023 school year.
Demonstration of involvement or participation can be either completion of an *Asian American Studies course (refer to Additional Information for the course numbers) OR volunteered or participated in an Asian Pacific Islander Desi American (APIDA) on-campus club or community activity within the last 2 years in any capacity.
Must demonstrate financial need.
Must complete the supplemental questions.
1) Qualifying Asian American Studies courses at De Anza includes:
ASAM (Asian American and Asian Studies) 1, 10, 11, 12, 13, 20, 21, 22, 30, 31, or 32; ELIT (English Literature) 24; NAIS (Native American and Indigenous Studies) 31; WMST (Woman Studies) 22
2) The award recipient will be expected to attend an APASA-sponsored recognition event planned in Spring 2023. Details will be provided to recipients as the event date approaches
3) Applicant may NOT have previously received the scholarship.
In addition to the “My Story” essay, write an ADDITIONAL one-page essay, which describes A) Your experience or desire to serve the APIDA community, by promote cross-cultural differences, or advocate for social justice AND B) How this scholarship might help you overcome any obstacles or hardships you face in reaching your educational and career goals.
Please provide a reference who is familiar with your educational/career goals. Include a name, job title, and email of the recommender.
- (Note- A letter of recommendation is not required when submitting the application, but maybe required during the screening process.)