understands the importance of supporting the next generation of Asian
Pacific Americans (APA) and hosts a number of leadership development
programs designed specifically for APA youth. Based on the belief that
education is a process that begins at birth and continues throughout
one's life, OCA's programs aim to create a solid foundation from which
our youth can grow.
1993, OCA has been providing assistance to deserving APA students to
pursue their dreams of a higher education through the OCA Scholarship
Program. Recognizing the lack of resources and access to quality
education for underserved APA students, OCA has partnered with various
foundations throughout the years that are committed in providing
educational opportunities to their communities and the future generation
of APA leaders.
In 2012, OCA provided the following scholarships:
OCA-AXA Achievementsm Scholarship
Since its inception, 84 OCA-AXA Achievementsm scholarships
have been awarded to APA students who have entered their first year of
college. In 2012, ten scholarships in the amount of $2,000 were awarded
to APA students who demonstrated academic achievement, leadership, and
commitment to community service.
OCA-UPS Gold Mountain Scholarship
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.
Since its initiation, the OCA-UPS Gold Mountain Scholarship has provided
164 scholarships to APA students who are the first in their family to
attend an institution of higher education. This year, 15 scholarships in
the amount of $2,000 were awarded. In
addition to the scholarships offered through the OCA Scholarship
Program, many of the OCA chapters also provide scholarships to local
students. Contact your local chapter to find out more!