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OCA Announces the 2010 OCA-UPS Gold Mountain Scholars

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
31 August 2010

 
CONTACT
Iimay Ho | Program Manager
202 223 5500 | iho@ocanational.org

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 12 winners of the OCA-UPS Gold Mountain Scholarship. The scholarship awards $2,000 to high school seniors who are the first person in their family to attend college in the United States.  Scholarship recipients must also demonstrate academic achievement, leadership ability, and commitment to community service.

OCA and The UPS Foundation recognize that scholarships and financial aid are critical in helping students from lower income families attain a college education.  Since 1999, OCA has partnered with The UPS Foundation to award 134 scholarships for a total of $268,000, including 12 scholarships in 2010.

"At UPS we realize the transformative effects education can have on people and communities,” said Ed Martinez, director of philanthropy and corporate relations for The UPS Foundation. "By providing scholarships for these high achieving students, together UPS and OCA can change lives forever."

"OCA is proud to partner with UPS to help these students attain their dream of a college education.  It is an honor to reward such bright and accomplished future leaders,” said OCA National President Ken Lee.

Four of the OCA-UPS Gold Mountain Scholars attended the OCA National Convention from June 17-20 in Houston, TX. Wenjun Grace Ge, Jenny Le, Steven Tang, and Magan Vashisht attended the convention Youth Track and were recognized during the Gala Awards Banquet.

The recipients of the OCA-UPS Gold Mountain Scholarship are:

Mary Jane Bermudez
University of Washington – Seattle Wenjun

Grace Ge
Rice University

Pakou Her
Brigham Young University – Hawaii

Jenny Le
Harvard University

Kevin Lin

L.A. Art Center College of Design

Andrew Lum
Vanderbilt University

Joanna Luo
New York University

Jennifer Nguyen

University of Georgia

Ali’itasi Suhren
University of California, Los Angeles

Steven Tang
University of Texas at Austin

Danh Tran
University of Maryland at College Park

Magan Vashisht
University of Texas at Arlington

UPS (NYSE: UPS) is the world's largest package delivery company and a global leader in supply chain and freight services. Since its founding in 1907, UPS has built a legacy as a caring and responsible corporate citizen, supporting programs that provide long-term solutions to community needs. UPS promotes community involvement through its ongoing volunteerism and grant programs, environmental sustainability and corporate philanthropy. In 2009, UPS’s charitable contributions totaled nearly $100 million and UPS employees and their families contributed more than 1.2 million hours of volunteer service. The company can be found on the web at UPS.com. To get UPS news direct, visit pressroom.ups.com/RSS.

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