Sunday, April 12, 2009

Scholarship Opportunity


DEADLINE: MAY 30, 2009

APIQWTC (Asian Pacific Islander Queer Women and Transgender Community) is a non-profit consortium of more than fifteen organizations in the San Francisco Bay Area providing support and community for nearly 500 queer Asian and Pacific Islander individuals. The APIQWTC Scholarship supports queer API women and transgender people in their pursuit of technical/professional training or higher education. The scholarship hopes to recognize those who are active in the community and encourage future leaders.

APIQWTC will be awarding scholarships of $400 to two Asian/Pacific Islander lesbian, bisexual, or queer women or transgender individuals pursuing technical/professional training or an undergraduate/ graduate degree. High school seniors pursuing further education or training in fall 2009 are also eligible to apply.

Applicants should demonstrate academic commitment as well as community involvement. Please submit a cover letter, resume or c.v., a two-page, double-spaced personal statement, an official transcript, and two letters of recommendation. The personal statement should address community involvement and future goals. How has your cultural heritage, sexual orientation, and/or gender identity influenced your life and any activities in which you have been involved? Discuss any relevant experiences up to the present and how you see yourself involved in the community in the future, either through your career or otherwise. Letters of reference 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.

Please submit statements and resumes/c.v.รข€™ s electronically nolater than 7pm May 30, 2009. Letters and transcripts must be postmarked by May 30, 2009.

Send statement and resume/CV as electronic attachments to:

Send letters and transcripts to:

Amy Sueyoshi

1879 41st Avenue

San Francisco , CA 94122

Feel free to direct any questions to Amy Sueyoshi at

The selection committee reserves the right to not award the scholarships if an appropriate applicant can not be identified.

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