Gold Mountain Scholarship


Since 1999,  UPS has generously funded the OCA - UPS® Gold Mountain Scholarship. The title of this scholarship program calls back to a time when many Asian immigrants looked upon America as a mountain of golden opportunities for themselves and their families. Awardees of the scholarship seek dreams of higher education, which are not only the dreams of the students but also of their parents and extended family.

Since its initiation, the OCA - UPS Gold Mountain Scholarship has provided 164 scholarships to Asian American and Pacific Islander (AAPI) high school seniors who are the first in their family to attend an institution of higher education. Last year, 15 scholarships in the amount of $2,000 were awarded.

Since being a Gold Mountain Scholarship recipient, I have been able to recognize the significant impact it has made on my life as well as my family’s. Many doors have been opened since being able to attend the OCA convention. Furthermore, I will always be grateful for the opportunity I was blessed with to travel out of state and fill my mind with knowledge that gave me a tremendous outlook on Asian and Pacific Islander culture
— Kasey Ludlow, University of North Texas  2012 OCA - UPS Gold Mountain Scholar

Established in 1951 and based in Atlanta, Ga.,  UPS identifies specific areas where its backing clearly impacts social issues. In support of this strategic approach, UPS  has identified the following focus areas for giving: non profit effectiveness, economic & global literacy, encouraging diversity, community safely and environmental sustainability. For additional information on UPS, please go to www.community.ups.com