OCA-UPS® Gold Mountain Scholarship
Established in 1951 and based in Atlanta, Ga., the UPS® Foundation identifies specific areas where its backing clearly impacts social issues. In support of this strategic approach, the UPS® Foundation has identified the following focus areas for giving: non profit effectiveness, economic & global literacy, encouraging diversity, community safely and environmental sustainability.
Since 1999, OCA has partnered with the UPS® Foundation to fund the OCA-UPS® Gold Mountain Scholarship. The title of this scholarship program describes how many Asian Immigrants looked upon America as a mountain of golden opportunities for themselves and their families. Awardees of the scholarship seek dreams of higher education, which are not only the dreams of the students but also of their parents and extended family. For additional information on the UPS Foundation, please go to www.community.ups.com
Since its initiation, the OCA-UPS® Gold Mountain Scholarship has provided 164 scholarships to Asian Pacific American (APA) students who are the first in their family to attend an institution of higher education. Last year, 15 scholarships in the amount of $2,000 were awarded.
"Since being a Gold Mountain Scholarship
recipient, I have been able to recognize the significant impact it has made on
my life as well as my family’s. Many doors have been opened since being able to
attend the OCA convention. Furthermore, I
will always be grateful for the opportunity I was blessed with to travel out of
state and fill my mind with knowledge that gave me a tremendous outlook on
Asian and Pacific Islander culture."-Kasey Ludlow, University of North Texas 2012 OCA-UPS® Gold Mountain Scholar