Wednesday, March 20, 2013

Scholarship Opportunity from the Utah Asian Charitable Foundation (UACF)

The mission of the Utah Asian Charitable Foundation (UACF) Scholarship is to foster future leaders for the Asian American community. The UACF offer scholarship to Asian students in Utah under two categories: 1) students with financial need, 2). students who have demonstrated strong scholarship, leadership and community services. Scholarships are range from $500 to $1500.

The 2013 UACF Scholarship will be awarded at the Utah Asian Chamber of Commerce Annual Gala at 6:00 pm. on Saturday, May 11, 2013, at Salt Lake City Hilton. All scholarship winners must be present at the Gala. Winners will be notified no later than by April 12th.

Applicants must be an undergraduate student at a college, university, or any other institution of higher learning within the State of Utah. Candidate must be in good academic standing and making satisfactory academic progress (as formally defined by the institution) towards the student’s program objective (degree, diploma, or certificate). Students who have received more than 2 UACF scholarships in the past are not eligible.

A completed and signed UACF Scholarship Application with attached response to questions. Please type your response to the following requested information on a separate sheet of paper. Be concise and limit your response to a total of two pages maximum. Write a brief personal history that includes:
  • Academic, professional, and personal goals.
  • Reasons why you feel you are a viable candidate for this scholarship.
  • Scholarly or vocational accomplishments, honors, special awards, or recognition you have received.
  • Community and school involvement; include leadership positions and/or activities.
  • Personal barriers/hardships you have had to overcome to achieve your educational goals.
  • A copy of applicant’s college transcript.
  • Two letters of recommendation.
  • Documentation(s) of any other expected financial assistance and/or what the applicant has already received for 2012-2013, whether the funding source is public or private.
  • Most recent documentation of FINANCIAL NEED by submitting one of the following: o A copy of applicant’s Financial Aid Award letter
  • A copy of applicant’s Student Aid Report
  • Applicant’s and/or parents’ (dependent students) IRS Forms
Please remove all private information (social security numbers, account numbers, etc.) from documentation submitted with this application.

Winner of the UACF scholarship are expected to participate in at least two UACF or Asian Chamber sponsored event within a year.

Scholarship Application deadline:
Friday, March 29th, 2013
Submit the following to:(By: 5:00 p.m.)
Salt Lake County/ attn: Zee
Utah Asian Chamber of Commerce
Community Resources and Development
P. O. Box 3178
2001 South State street, S 2100
Salt Lake City, Utah 84110-3178

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