1. Be a high school senior at an accredited institution in the Greater Atlanta area. 

  2. Be a resident of Georgia

  3. Be a dependent of a paid member of the Filipino-American Association of Greater Atlanta for at least 2 consecutive years.

  4. Be of Filipino descent

  5. Have a consistent superior record of academic achievement with a minimum GPA of 3.5

  6. Exhibit good leadership and citizenship.

  7. Consistently participate in extra-curricular and community/volunteer activities.

  8. Not be related to any one of the current 2020 Fil-Am Officers.



  1. The recipient will be designated as the 2020 FIL-AM PRESIDENTIAL SCHOLAR.  

  2.  Applicants will be judged on their overall academic achievement, leadership qualities, extra-curricular involvement, and community service. 

  3.  Judging will be done primarily from the application forms and documentation submitted, but the scholarship committee shall have the discretion of requesting a personal interview.     

  4. The scholarship award will be One Thousand Dollars ($1,000.00) from the Filipino- American Heritage Foundation, Incorporated.

  5. Furthermore, the recipient of the 2020 FIL-AM Presidential Scholarship Award will represent FIL-AM as one of the 2020 Asian/Pacific-American Council of Georgia (APAC) Scholars. And as such, he or she will be qualified to apply to any available scholarship grant/s offered by Asian/Pacific-American Council of Georgia (APAC).

  6. The scholarship recipient will be REQUIRED to be present at the awarding ceremonies of the Asian/Pacific American Council of Georgia on Saturday, May 2, 2020 at Royal China Restaurant in Duluth, Georgia and Fil-Am of Greater Atlanta on Saturday, July 11, 2020 at Clayton County Performing Arts Center

  7. The scholarship recipient will be REQUIRED to be present at Fil-Am’s events:
    Spring Picnic - Saturday, April 11, 2020 at Pinckneyville Park Danny Cochran Pavilion
    Summer Cultural Event - Saturday, July 11, 2020 at Clayton County Performing Arts Center
    New Year’s Eve Ball - Thursday, December 31, 2020 Venue: TBD



Compliance is part of the scoring. Please submit ALL documents. Use ink pen only.

  1. Application Form (completed and signed)

  2. Official High School Transcript

  3. SAT or ACT Record

  4. Sealed Recommendation Letter from School Principal or Teacher on an official letterhead AND from a Community/Civic Leader. It should contain the following:
    a. How long they have known the applicant and in what capacity?
    b. How does the applicant compare with other students in terms of academic, leadership and citizenship?

  5. Written Short Essay

  6. Current Passport-size photograph (name printed on the back)

Fil-Am Presidential Scholarship Award

The Fil-Am Presidential Scholarship Award recognizes an outstanding student in the Filipino-American community for academic excellence, leadership involvement, and community service.

All applications must be received by March 14, 2020.

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