|OCA Accepting Scholarship Applications for Fall 2010FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
1 Feb 2010
Iimay Ho | Program Manager
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WASHINGTON, D.C. – OCA, a national organization dedicated to advancing the social, economic, and political well-being of Asian Pacific Americans, is pleased to announce that it is accepting applications for the OCA-AXA Achievement, OCA-UPS Gold Mountain, OCA-Verizon, and OCA-Verizon College scholarships. All scholarships are valued at $2,000. Applications for all the scholarships are due by April 1, 2010.
"We are proud to continue our partnerships with AXA, UPS, and Verizon,” said Ken Lee, OCA National President. "Investing in students’ education will assist those in financial need and highlight those with academic achievements.”
In order to be eligible for the OCA-UPS, OCA-Verizon, and OCA-AXA scholarships, students must be a current Asian Pacific American (APA) high school senior entering their first year of college, demonstrate financial need, be a permanent resident or U.S. citizen, and have a minimum grade point average of 3.0 or above (on a 4.0 scale.)
The OCA-UPS Gold Mountain scholarship is intended for APA students who are the first person in their family to attend an institution of higher education. Students studying technical majors can apply for the OCA-Verizon scholarship. The OCA-AXA scholarship is geared for students who have dedicated time to community service and demonstrated leadership ability.
Current undergraduates who are also studying technical majors may apply to the OCA-Verizon College scholarship (For a specific list of majors, please visit www.ocanational.org).
"OCA is dedicated to developing new leaders,” said George Wu, OCA Executive Director. "Giving scholarships to students is one way OCA provides future leaders with the tools for success.”
For more information, or to download the application, please visit www.ocanational.org under "Scholarships” under "Programs.”