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OCA 2008 Scholarship Applications Now Available

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
January 8, 2008

Contact:
Douglas Lee | Senior Program Manager
202 223 5500 | dlee@ocanational.org 

Washington, DC—OCA is pleased to announce that applications for the 2008 OCA Scholarship Program are now available online. Up to sixty $2000 scholarships will be awarded to incoming Asian Pacific Islander American (APIA) college freshmen for the 2008-2009 academic school year.   OCA recognizes that scholarships and financial aid play an essential role in helping students achieve a college education.

"OCA is dedicated to education in the APIA community," said OCA National President Ginny Gong. "We recognize the need to provide opportunities for students who do not have access to the financial resources necessary to pursue higher education."

Although the average level of education for the APIA community is higher than the national average, the statistics are misleading. While there are many members of the APIA community who have advanced degrees, there are also countless others who are unable to attend college due to financial reasons. Through its many scholarships, OCA strives to achieve its goals of promoting civic participation, education, and leadership.

"For the 2008 OCA Scholarship Program, OCA offers a variety of scholarships to economically disadvantaged APIAs. OCA offers scholarships for students who can demonstrate financial need, high achievement, and for those who are the first member in their family to attend college in the United States,” said OCA Executive Director Michael Lin.

For more information on OCA’s scholarship programs and an application, students may go to OCA’s website at www.ocanational.org. The deadline for applying to the 2008 OCA Scholarship Programs is April 18, 2008.
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