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OCA Announces the 2011 OCA-UPS Gold Mountain Scholars
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OCA Announces the 2011 OCA-UPS Gold Mountain Scholars

31 August 2011 

Jeffrey Moy | 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 15 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 149 scholarships for a total of $268,000, including 15 scholarships in 2011. 

"By pursuing dreams of higher education, these high achieving students can have a profound effect on their own lives and the communities around them,” said Ken Sternad, president of The UPS Foundation. "Through these scholarships, UPS and OCA are providing the first step toward a successful future.”

"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 August 4-7 in New York, NY. Sandy Chan, Haylie Chu, Le Jun Tan, and Zhongcheng Zhu attended the convention Youth Track and were recognized during the Gala Awards Banquet.

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

Juned Ahmed
Wayne State University 

Sandy Chan
Cornell University

Jing Chen
University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign

Haylie Chu
University of Southern California

My Tien Doan
Rollins College

Olivia Ellison
University of Kansas

Andy Ng
New York University

Ledevedevere Sabundo
Mt. Hood Community College

Christiana Tan
University of Texas, Austin

Le Jun Tan
Babson College

Lynsie Tang
Wellesley College

Jasmin Tran
University of California, Berkeley

Sarah Wicks
Winthrop University

Xiuyi Zhang

Oregon State University

Zhongcheng Zhu
The City University of New York, Baruch College                 

About The UPS Foundation
UPS (NYSE: UPS) is a global leader in logistics, offering a broad range of solutions including the transportation of packages and freight; the facilitation of international trade, and the deployment of advanced technology to more efficiently manage the world of business. 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.  Founded in 1951, The UPS Foundation, which celebrates its 60th anniversary in 2011, is responsible for facilitating community involvement to local, national, and global communities. In 2010, UPS and its employees, active and retired, invested more than $95 million in charitable giving around the world. The UPS Foundation can be found on the web at To get UPS news direct, visit
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