API Queer Women and Transgender Community Scholarship
Call for Applications
DEADLINE: February 12, 2013
Award OverviewAPIQWTC (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 $750 to two Asian/Pacific Islander lesbian, bisexual, or queer women or transgender individuals pursuing technical/professional training or an undergraduate/graduate degree.
Award CriteriaCurrent students in a certificate or degree-granting program as well as high school seniors and other future students pursuing further education or training in summer 2013 or fall 2013 are eligible to apply. Applicants should demonstrate academic commitment as well as community involvement.
Applicant RequirementsPlease submit:
- A cover letter
- A resume or c.v.
- A two-page double-spaced personal statement. 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.
- An official transcript
- At least one but no more than two letters of recommendation. Letter(s) 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.’s electronically no later than 7pm February 12, 2013. Letters and transcripts must be postmarked by February 12, 2013.
Send statement and resume/CV as electronic attachments to: firstname.lastname@example.org.
Send letter(s) and transcripts to:Amy Sueyoshi, Associate Dean
College of Ethnic Studies/San Francisco State University
1600 Holloway Avenue, San Francisco, CA 94132
Feel free to direct any questions to Amy Sueyoshi at email@example.com.
The selection committee reserves the right to not award the scholarships if an appropriate applicant can not be identified.