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OCA Announces the 2013 OCA-AXA Achievement Scholars

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OCA Announces the 2013 OCA-AXA Achievementsm Scholars


1 October 2013


Mary Dynne Montante | Associate Director of Programs and Constituent Development
202 223 5500 |

Discretion Winter | Head, Media Relations & Reputation Management
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WASHINGTON, D.C. – OCA – Asian Pacific American Advocates, a national membership driven organization dedicated to advancing the political, social, and economic well-being of Asian Pacific Americans (APAs), is pleased to announce the 10 winners of the OCA-AXA Achievementsm Scholarship.

The scholarship awards $2,000 to APA students who have demonstrated academic achievement, leadership, and commitment to their communities as entering first year undergraduate students.  Since 2004, OCA and the AXA Foundation have partnered to provide scholarships to 94 incoming college students across the country, allowing the opportunity for higher education.

"We are proud to partner with the AXA Foundation in providing hardworking students with scholarships to support their studies. We look forward as we continue engaging scholars with opportunities to grow in becoming an advocate for their communities. ” said OCA National President Sharon M. Wong.        

"We developed AXA Achievementsm because we understand how challenging the road to college can be,” said Faith Frank, president of the AXA Foundation. "Since the program launched in 2003, we’ve awarded over $22.8 million to more than 5,100 students nationwide.

OCA-AXA Achievementsm Scholarship winners exemplify the kind of students who receive our scholarships – young people who have accomplished something special and who show the determination to set and reach goals."

The recipients of the 2013 OCA-AXA Achievementsm Scholarship are:

Joan Campos
University of California Berkeley

Krystal Ngoc Hoang
Louisiana State University

Hasnat Jahan
Barnard College

John Phi La
University of Texas, Austin

Lasha Logan
Brigham Young University

Christopher Tsim-Nuj Lor

Rose-Hulman Institute of Technology 

Robin Meng Luo
Harvard University

Ankita Verma
University of Wisconsin-Oshkosh

Pa Cha Yang
College of Saint Scholastica

Abdul Zahid
City College of New York

About the AXA Foundation

The AXA Foundation is the philanthropic arm of AXA Equitable Life Insurance Company (New York, N.Y.), one of the world's premier financial services organizations and a member of the global AXA Group, a leader in financial protection and wealth management. The Foundation directs the company's philanthropic and volunteer activities, working to improve the quality of life in communities across the country where AXA has a presence.  The AXA Foundation’s multifaceted signature program, AXA Achievement, supports the company’s strong commitment to Corporate Responsibility and AXA Group’s flagship theme of "Risk Research and Education,” by providing America’s youth with the access and advice to help them succeed in college and beyond  For more information, visit or AXA Equitable’s Facebook page.


About AXA Equitable 

In business since 1859, AXA Equitable Life Insurance Company (NY, NY) is a leading financial protection company and one of the nation’s premier providers of life insurance, annuity, and financial products and services. The company’s products and services are distributed to individuals and business owners through its retail distribution channel, AXA Advisors, LLC (member FINRA, SIPC) and to the financial services market through its wholesale distribution channel, AXA Distributors, LLC.

AXA Equitable, a subsidiary of AXA Financial Inc., is part of the global AXA Group, a worldwide leader in financial protection strategies and wealth management, with 102 million clients in 57 countries as of December 31, 2012. "AXA Group” refers to AXA, a French holding company for an international group of insurance and financial services companies together with its direct and indirect consolidated subsidiaries. Find AXA Equitable on Facebook and Twitter. For more information, visit

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