Asian/Pacific American Heritage Association

Scholarship Guidelines

2017 Scholarship Guidelines.pdf

The number and value of Asian Pacific American Heritage Association (APAHA) scholarships to be available each year will be determined by the APAHA Board of Directors. The minimum scholarship award will be $1,000. Funds used will come from the proceeds of the APAHA Gala and through a generous donation from H-E-B.

PURPOSE: To insure the education of our youth beyond the high school level and others who are continuing their education dedicated to sharing the knowledge about Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders.

ELIGIBILITY: Applicants must be of Asian American or Pacific Islander descent; be a graduating high school senior, pursuing education beyond the high school level; have primary residence in the greater Houston area; and have a commitment to increasing the knowledge about Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders and helping the Asian and Pacific Islander communities.

SELECTION CRITERIA: The scholarship committee shall consider the following: purpose and use of the scholarship funds, individual’s scholarship, leadership, civic and community involvement, and how the applicant might benefit. Indication of financial need may be considered. Completion and submission of required application materials and evidence of acceptance in an institution of higher learning are required.

The scholarship committee shall determine the relative weight given to each criterion. A personal interview may be required.

SCHOLARSHIP COMMITTEE: The APAHA Board of Directors will appoint the scholarship committee annually. These individuals may be chosen from the APAHA board and non-board members.

APPLICATIONS AVAILABLE: Applications and criteria will be disseminated to APAHA members and other community organizations during the month of February or an application may be downloaded from

APPLICATION DEADLINE: The completed application forms must be POSTMARKED by Saturday, April 1, 2017 in order to be considered for scholarships awarded in 2017. Deadlines are firm.

Please mail your application and supporting documents to:

c/o Nelvin Adriatico 4655 Sweetwater Drive, Suite 100,
Sugar Land, TX 77479

For more information, please contact Barbara Gallo at

NOTIFICATION OF SCHOLARSHIP AWARD: Recipients will be notified the week of May 1, 2017. Scholarships will be awarded at the 25th annual APAHA Gala to be held on Saturday, May 13, 2017 at Royal Sonesta Hotel Houston. Winners are expected to attend as guests of APAHA. Additional dinner tickets are available at $150 per person.

REPORTING REQUIREMENT: At the end of the semester the APAHA Scholarship is used, recipients must provide a written report to the APAHA Board of Directors on how funds were used.


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