To recognize an outstanding student in the Filipino-American community for his/her academic excellence, leadership, and involvement in community service.
- Must be a resident in the state of Georgia
-Must be of Filipino descent
- Must be a dependent of a CURRENT paid member of the Filipino-American Association of Greater Atlanta for at least two consecutive years
- Must be a high school senior in an accredited institution in the Greater Atlanta area with plans to attend a two-year or a four-year college or university
-Must be in good academic standing with a minimum 3.6 grade point average
- Minimum SAT score of 1250 or minimum ACT score of 33
-Must not be related to any one of the current 2023 Fil-Am Officers
CRITERIA FOR SCHOLARSHIP:
- Academics - 30%
GPA and SAT or ACT scores
- Essay - 40%
Own hand writing in ink with a minimum words of 500
- Leadership - 15%
Any positions or roles served in school organizations, clubs, etc.
- Citizenship - 10%
Consistent volunteer work in the community
- Application Form - 5%
Submitted on time, completed in own had writing and signed
SCHOLARSHIP DESCRIPTION & RULES:
The recipient is designated as the 2023 FIL-AM PRESIDENTIAL SCHOLAR.
The scholarship award is One Thousand Five Hundred Dollars ($1,500.00) from the Filipino-American Heritage Foundation, Incorporated.
Furthermore, the recipient of the 2023 FIL-AM Presidential Scholarship Award will represent FIL-AM as one of the 2023 Asian/Pacific-American Council of Georgia (APAC) Scholars and will receive an additional five hundred dollars ($500.00). And as such, he or she is qualified to apply to any available scholarship/s offered by Asian/Pacific-American Council of Georgia (APAC).
The scholarship recipient is REQUIRED to be present at the awarding of the Asian/Pacific American Council of Georgia Scholars in May 2023. Date and venue to be announced at a later date.
The scholarship recipient is REQUIRED to be present at ALL Fil-Am's 2023 events: Spring Picnic, Summer Cultural Event, Fall Picnic, Bingo Social, Christmas Family Party, New Year's Eve Ball (Venues/Dates TBA)
Applicants are judged on their overall academic achievement, leadership qualities, extra-curricular involvement, and community service.
Judging is done primarily from the application forms, from the required documents submitted, and maybe a possibility of a personal interview upon the request of the scholarship committee.
Decision of the scholarship committee is final and irrevocable.
CHECK LIST OF REQUIRED DOCUMENTS:
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 letters all on an official letterhead:
from the school Principal on academics
from a Teacher or Head of one of the organizations on leadership
from a community/civic leader on volunteer work and community service
5. Written Essay
6. Two Current Passport-size photographs with name printed in the back
7. Signed Attestation and Affirmation Statement
Please mail ALL the REQUIRED DOCUMENTS postmarked by March 8, 2023 to:
The Filipino-American Association of Greater Atlanta
Attn: Scholarship Committee
1194 Bailing Road
Lawrenceville, Georgia 30043
Any questions regarding the submission procedures may be addressed via e-mail to:
firstname.lastname@example.org or call 404-729-5055
Announcement of winner will be posted in the Fil-Am website at www.atl-filam.org