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OCA Announces the 2010 AXA Achievement(sm) Scholars
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OCA Announces the 2010 AXA Achievement(sm) Scholars

11 August 2010  

Iimay Ho | Program Manager  
202 223 5500 |  

WASHINGTON, D.C. – OCA, a national organization with 80 chapters and affiliates dedicated to advancing the social, political, and economic well-being of Asian Pacific Americans (APAs), is pleased to announce the 10 winners of the AXA- Achievement(sm) Scholarship.  The scholarship awards $2,000 to high school seniors who demonstrate academic achievement, leadership ability, and commitment to community service and will be attending an institution of higher learning this fall.  Since 2004, the OCA-AXA Achievement(sm) Scholarship has awarded 64 scholarships for a total amount of $128,000.  

"We developed AXA Achievement(sm) because we understand how challenging the road to college can be,” said Faith Frank, president of the AXA Foundation, which underwrites AXA Achievement(sm) scholarships. "OCA-AXA Achievement(sm) Scholarship winners are young people who have accomplished something special, who show the determination to set and reach goals."  

"With the support of the AXA Foundation, OCA is able to provide necessary assistance to these hardworking, high-achieving students who are dedicated to improving their communities.  OCA wishes the scholarship recipients success in college and beyond,” said OCA National President Ken Lee.  

The recipients of the OCA-AXA Achievement(sm) Scholarship are:   

Valerie Biswas
University of California, Irvine    

Muchi He
University of Pennsylvania  

Theara Lanh
Penn State University Park   

Robbin Lee
University of Maryland at Baltimore County   

Sarah Luo
University of California, Berkeley   

Marie-Estelle Pham
University of Maryland at College Park   

Kaela Singleton
Agnes Scott College   

Emily Tian
Stanford University   

My-Linh Tranh
University of Washington    

Kenny Yu
Harvard University    

The AXA Foundation is the philanthropic arm of AXA Equitable, directing the company's philanthropic and volunteer activities and working to improve the quality of life in communities across the country where AXA has a presence. AXA developed AXA Achievement(sm) because the company understands how challenging the road to college can be. AXA Achievement(sm) provides resources that help make college possible: access and advice. For more information, please go to
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