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DISTINGUISHED PUBLIC SERVICE SCHOLARSHIP


The FAPAC Distinguished Public Service Scholarship Endowment Fund, Inc. is a non-profit organization that promotes the recognition of Asian American and Pacific Islander (AAPI) students. Since 2013, FAPAC has awarded scholarships to AAPI students who are interested in public service, exhibit academic excellence, and demonstrate a continuous effort to foster diversity and inclusion in AAPI communities. The scholarship is presented in honor of AAPI leaders whose dedication and efforts in public service have opened doors for many others.

  • The late Congressman Dalip Singh Saund, an Indian American who was the first Asian Pacific American elected to Congress.
  • Former Secretary Norman Y. Mineta, a Japanese American who was the first Asian Pacific American to serve in two Cabinet positions as Secretary of Commerce and Secretary of Transportation.
  • The Honorable Secretary Elaine L. Chao, a Chinese American who become the first Asian Pacific American woman to hold a Cabinet position as Secretary of Labor and she is now the 18th U.S. Secretary of Transportation

The award will be given to the student during the annual FAPAC National Leadership Training Program. The awardee will receive a stipend of $5,000 towards his or her education. Download the Scholarship announcement.

Submit your application online!


Submission Deadline: Friday, February 15, 2019 at 8:00 pm ET
Point of Contact: scholarship@fapac.org

Interested Donors and Sponsors can make an online donation or email scholarships@fapac.org to support the Endowment Fund!

Eligibility

  • Open to all college students of AAPI heritage with U. S. citizenship
  • Currently enrolled in an accredited college or university in the United States
  • Degree-seeking students with a cumulative GPA of 3.0 or higher on a 4.0 scale
  • Not open to previous scholarship winners and children of FAPAC Officers

Submission Process

  1. Application package shall include, at a minimum, the items listed below. Incomplete packages will not be considered. 
    1. A letter of recommendation with detailed description of your service(s) to foster diversity and inclusion in the Asian Pacific American Islanders (AAPIs) communities;
    2. Transcripts from college(s) attended (or currently attending);
    3. Essay, up to two pages on the applicant’s summary of your contributions to promote diversity in the AAPI communities and how leaders like Congressman Dalip Singh Saund serve as a role model.
    4. One-page biography
    5. Digital color or black and white head shot photo
  2. Submit a complete application online by February 15, 2019 at 8:00 pm ET.

Evaluation Process

The Award Committee is comprised of the Awards Committee Chair and a Panel of Judges. The Awards Committee will review each application based on the criteria below. Each criterion will be rated on a 25-point scale for a maximum of 100 points.
  • Criterion 1: Demonstrates interest and commitment to public service
  • Criterion 2: Demonstrates a continuous effort to foster diversity and inclusion in AAPI communities
  • Criterion 3: Demonstrated leadership potential and desire for continued growth in leadership skills
  • Criterion 4: Excellence in academic achievement
The Awards Committee will select the scholarship winner with the highest average score and present the result to the FAPAC President for final review and approval. The awardee will be provided a formal notice of their selection by March 2019. 

Past Scholarship Winners


In Honor Of

Congressman Dalip Singh Saund

In Honor of

Norman Y. Mineta

Former Secretary of Commerce and Secretary of Transportation 

In Honor Of

Elaine L. Chao

Secretary of Transportation, Former Secretary of Labor

2019 Scholarship Winner


Future Award Winner

Major: TBA
TBA


2020 Scholarship Winner


2021 Scholarship Winner

2016 Scholarship Winner


Nitisha Baronia

Major: Business Administration &
Political Science
University of California, Berkeley

2017 Scholarship Winner


Danicole Ramos

Major: Business Administration 
University of Seattle, Washington

2018 Scholarship Winner

Jenny Chhea

Major: Juris Doctor
University of California, Berkeley

2013 Scholarship Winner


Cindy Dinh

Major: Juris Doctor & Master in Public Administration
University of California, Berkeley &
Kennedy School of Government, Harvard University

2014 Scholarship Winner


Mary June Flores

Major: Master of Public Policy &
Master of Public Health
Goldman School of Public Policy/University of California, Berkeley &
School of Public Health/University of California, Berkeley

2015 Scholarship Winner


James H. Lau

Major: Biology & Chemistry
Hampden-Sydney College, Virginia

FAPAC is a 501 (c)(3) nonpartisan, nonprofit organization representing the civilian and military Asian Pacific American (APA) employees in the Federal and District of Columbia governments.
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