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 2021 Fil-Am Officers.



  1. The recipient will be designated as the 2021 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 2021 FIL-AM Presidential Scholarship Award will represent FIL-AM as one of the 2021 Asian/Pacific-American Council of Georgia (APAC) Scholars and will receive an additional five hundred dollars ($500.00). And as such, he or she will be qualified to apply to any available scholarship/s offered by Asian/Pacific-American Council of Georgia (APAC).

  6. The scholarship recipient will be REQUIRED to be present at the virtual awarding of the Asian/Pacific American Council of Georgia in May 2021. Date and time: TBD

  7. The scholarship recipient will be REQUIRED to be present at all Fil-Am’s events:

  8. Summer Cultural Event - Saturday, August 7, 2021 at Clayton County Performing Arts Center; Fall Picnic -  Pinckneyville Community Recreation Center; Bingo Social – venue, date and time TBD; Christmas Family Party –venue, date and time TBD; New Year’s Eve Ball - Thursday, December 31, 2021 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 April 3, 2021.