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The OCAFC SCHOLARSHIP

Purpose:

* Encourages children of OCAFC members to be involved in the community;
* Encourages these youths to be inquisitive about the world around them;
* Motivates them to keep abreast of current events;
* Inspires them to be leaders in their field of study or in an extracurricular activity


Awards:

OCAFC sets aside $500 annually for this scholarship. Maximum per allocation is $150, meaning that if five applicants were selected, each gets $100. If one is selected, he/she gets the $150 maximum.


Requirements:

* Children of current OCAFC member;
* Junior or senior in high school (prior scholarship recipient is not eligible to apply);
* Grade point average of B or above;
* Completed application form (see below);
* Proven leadership quality, i.e. title holder of a sport;
* Submission of a two-page, double-spaced essay of the topic:

1) "As we approach the anniversary of 9/11, what lessons have we learned and how can we as Asian-Americans contribute to the healing of our nation?"
2) "Which of the OCA's primary objectives that you value most? Why?" (OCA objectives listed in OCA website: www.ocanatl.org)


Deadline

All documents must be postmarked by August 31.

Send application form and required documents to:

OCAFC Scholarship
Organization of Chinese Americans
P.O. Box 16492
Stamford, CT 06905


Judging Criteria:

* Academic Achievement 30%;
* Leadership Qualities 30%;
* Active participation in & contribution to extracurricular activities 20%
* Active participation in & contribution to OCAFC activities 20% (supported by endorsement of either one CLS teacher or OCAFC Director)

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Organization of Chinese Americans, Fairfield County Chapter
Scholarship Application


Student's Name: _________________ Chinese Name (optional):____________

Address: ________________________ City/State/Zip: ___________________

Phone:________________ Date of Birth:___________ Male:____ Female:____

Parents' or Guardians' Names: _______________________________________

On a separate piece of paper:

Please list all school activities you have participated in a leadership capacity in the past four years, including student government, clubs, teams, musical groups, drama, etc.
List any community activities you have participated in high school.
List any academic awards and/or special recognition you have received, i.e.; national or state title holder of a sport, dance, speech, art, music competition.

I hereby certify that all information provided here is accurate.

Student's signature: _______________________ Date: _____________

Fairfield County Chapter
P.O. Box 16492, Stamford, CT 06907
Website: www.ocafc.org