The Filipino-American Cultural Organization (FACO) is offering five (5) scholarship monetary awards to high school seniors of Filipino-American ancestry, who have plans to attend college. Any major or field of study is acceptable.
1st place- $2500.00
2nd place- $2000.00
3rd place- $1500.00
4TH place- $1200.00
5th place- $1000.00
Applicant must come from any high school in Oceanside, Vista, San Marcos, Carlsbad, Escondido, Fallbrook, Bonsall, Encinitas, Poway, Valley Center, Solana Beach, Del Mar, Ramona and other cities/towns located in North San Diego County.
The applicant cannot be an immediate family member of any officer, director or scholarship committee member of FACO.
In order of importance, applicants will be judged on academic excellence, commitment to community and social concerns and personal attributes. There is a minimum of 3.5 GPA (grade point average) required to apply. Given the mission of FACO, high school applicants are expected to have participated in community service. Examples of community service include volunteering for Red Cross or local church; participating in Filipino American student organizations; cleaning up the Bay or feeding the homeless; and any other qualifying service activities. Applicants without community service experience must demonstrate a commitment to do so in the future. Those who begin their volunteer work immediately will illustrate such a commitment.
HOW TO APPLY
Please type. Complete all sections of the application form and follow the directions.
You may use extra pages if necessary, but please use the form whenever possible.
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DEADLINE is Monday, May 22, 2023, at Midnight. Applications must be postmarked no later than this date, if sent by mail, using the address above. The deadline is firm.
Selection is determined by a FACO volunteer scholarship committee of at least five members. Winners will be announced on June 10, 2023 and must be present at the awards ceremony during the 22nd Annual Filipino Cultural Celebration at the Oceanside Civic Center, 330 North Coast Highway, Oceanside, CA 92054; 760-435-5600.