APIQWTC Scholarship

🏆 Available: 2
💰 $2,500
⏳ 02/14

Scholarship Description

APIQWTC (Asian and Pacific Islander Queer Women and Transgender Community) is an organization in the SanFrancisco Bay Area providing support and community for nearly 800 queer and trans-Asian and Pacific Islander individuals. The APIQWTC scholarship supports queer Asian and Pacific Islander women and transgender people in their pursuit of technical/professional training or higher education.

The scholarship recognizes those who are active in the community and encourages future leaders. APIQWTC will be awarding scholarships of $2500 each to two Asian/Pacific Islander lesbian, bisexual, or queer women or transgender individuals pursuing technical/professional training or an undergraduate/graduate degree.


Please submit an electronic copy of the following to the email address below:

  • A one-page cover letter (300 words or less) describing:
    • 1-2 activities that you’ve been involved in within the API Queer & Trans community and why these activities are important to you
    • Your future planned involvement in the API Queer & Trans community
    • Any other special circumstances (i.e. financial need)
  • A resume or c.v.
  • A two-page double-spaced personal statement that addresses:
    • How your cultural heritage, sexual orientation, and/or gender identity have influenced your life
    • Other community activities related to your cultural heritage, sexual orientation, and/or gender identity that you’d like us to know about
    • Any relevant experiences (i.e. work or school)
    • Your future goals and planned community involvement, either through your career or otherwise o Any ties you have to the San Francisco Bay Area
  • At least one but no more than two letters of recommendation:
    • Letter(s) of recommendations should come from an instructor, employer, academic counselor, coach, community leader, or any other individual not related to you who is familiar with your personal, academic, or leadership qualities
    • Letter(s) of recommendation MUST be emailed directly from the author’s email address
  • Please send an official transcript either as:
    • A secure, digitally signed electronic transcript file from your school
    • Or, if your school cannot send an official electronic transcript, then please mail your official, sealed transcript to the address below

Eligibility Requirements

  • Type of institution award is open to: two-year college
  • Type of institution award is open to: four-year college
  • Type of institution award is open to: trade/technical school
  • Must be Asian/Pacific Islander

Application Requirements

  • Transcript required
  • Essay required
  • Recommendations or references required
  • Resume Required

How To Apply

Online Email

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