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OCA-Greater Chicago Offering Ten Scholarships to Asian Pacific American High School Seniors
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OCA-Greater Chicago Offering Ten Scholarships to Asian Pacific American High School Seniors

18 July 2011

George Mui | OCA-Greater Chicago 
630-699-5168 |

Chicago, IL - OCA-Greater Chicago, one of the fifty chapters of OCA, a national nonprofit organization dedicated to advancing the social, political, and economic well-being of Asian Pacific Americans (APAs), is proud to offer six different types of scholarships for APA high school seniors.

Each scholarship is valued at $2,500 and a total of ten scholarships will be awarded. In order to be eligible, applicants must be a permanent resident of the Chicagoland metropolitan area, a current high school senior who identifies as Asian Pacific American entering college or university in Fall 2011, demonstrate financial need, be a permanent resident or US citizen, have a cumulative grade point average (GPA) of 3.0 or above (on a 4.0 scale), and have a strong history and intent of community service.

"OCA-Greater Chicago wishes to thank all of the donors who established these scholarships. Their generosity will help APA high school students overcome financial barriers and attain higher education,” said George Mui, OCA-Greater Chicago chapter president. 

The six types of scholarships are:
  • ADI Medical Scholarship (1)
    Donated by ADI Medical 
    Preference for applicants interested in pursuing a pre-med major, with a particular interest in Neurology and focus on moving into medical research, especially as it relates to the development of new treatments for cognitive brain disorders such as Dementia or Alzheimer's.
  • Alex and Kitty Pon Scholarship (1) 
    Donated by Alex and Kitty Pon
    Preference for applicants who study supply chains, logistics or transportation.
  • Chung Yan Mui Scholarship (4)
    Donated by the Mui Family\
  • CPI Solutions Scholarship (2)
    Donated by Patrick Chew and Peggy Sim
  • Grace Lai Memorial Scholarship (1)
    Donated by OCA-Greater Chicago 
    Preference for applicants who are passionate about visual or performing arts.
  • Sue An Yoon Memorial Scholarship (1)
    Donated by OCA-Greater Chicago
To learn more and apply for these scholarships, please visit the OCA National website at Scholarship information and application are under "Programs” > "Scholarships” > "OCA Chicago.” All applications are due Monday, August 15, 2011 at 11:59 PM CST.
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