Scholarship Guidelines

The APAHO Scholarship is available to graduating seniors who are college bound for Fall 2019. It is available to students demonstrating high academic success and leadership in high school. The goal of the APAHO Scholarship fund is financially assist students of Asian or Pacific Island heritage.

Scholarship Committee:

Jessica Bello
Cindy Guo
Michelle Chrzanowski
Lily Lee
Tricia Orpilla

Scholarship Eligibility Criteria:

  • Be of Asian and/or Pacific Islander ethnicity

  • Be enrolling in a U.S. accredited college or university in the Fall of 2019

  • Have a minimum cumulative GPA of 3.0 on a 4.0 scale

  • Must be present at Asian Fest 2019 at the Norfolk Waterside District on May 25, 2019

Required Documents

  • Letter of Recommendation

    • One letter of recommendation must be from an individual who knows you and is familiar with your community service and leadership activities. For example, a teacher, adviser, work supervisor, or community service leader can serve as a reference. Recommendations from relatives will not be accepted.

    • Reference letters should describe the applicant’s community service, leadership skills, academic accomplishments and future plans. Recommenders should also include how the student and his/her community may benefit, if the student were to receive an APAHO scholarship

  • Most Recent Transcript

  • Current Resume

Scholarship Procedures: Scholarship awards are limited to three eligible students. Each student will receive a certificate of scholarship and $250. Deadline for submission of application is 4/27/19.

Deadline for application submission and required documents is April 27, 2019.  Application and required documents can be submitted by US mail, online at or email.

Applications can be mailed to: 

Tricia Orpilla/Asian Pacific American Heritage Organization
4857 Baxter Road
Virginia Beach, VA 23462

Applications can also be emailed to:

Scholarship Application Materials


Application (Word or PDF)