Education is considered valuable in the Filipino community. Most Filipinos work in the healthcare industry with nursing being one of the top professions they choose. Several organizations offer Filipino scholarships to support bright students who need the financial assistance. Here are few of these scholarships.
Banatao Family Filipino American Education Fund
The fund has five scholarships, each worth $5,000 for Filipino American California residents pursuing a career in engineering to attend four-year colleges or universities. They provide scholarships for SAT preparation courses and college admissions counseling as well.
Filipino American Human Services, Inc Scholarship
The FAHSI College Scholarship Program, also called the Frederick and Demi Seguritan Scholarship, provides each winner a renewable award of $5,000 per year for four years. The winner (one person) of this scholarship is a Filipino/Filipino American graduating high school senior who shows a passion for business and serving the Filipino community.
Filipino Bar Association of Northern California Legal Scholarship
This scholarship is for law students who want to serve the Filipino American community. 1 to 3 scholarships of $1,000 to $2,500 are offered every year.
Lapiz Family Scholarship
This scholarship is for University of California students who are farm workers or children of farm or migrant workers.
Maria Elena Yuchengco Memorial Journalism Scholarship
Filipino American students who are interested in studying journalism at any U.S. college or university can apply for this scholarship.
Helen and L.S. Wong Memorial Scholarship
High school students of Asian heritage belonging to the Fairfield and Suisun high school can apply for this award.
Human Capital Scholarship
This scholarship is offered to first-generation University of California students who belong to underrepresented groups.
Shui Kuen and Allen Chin Scholarship
This scholarship is designed for you If you are a current full-time undergraduate or graduate student who is working or has worked at a restaurant that is owned by an Asian or serves Asian cuisine, or if at least one of your parents has worked or is working in such a restaurant.
This fund is for summer internships for supporting an undergraduate student studying at Yale and working at a non-profit organization that serves an Asian community in the US.
Hawaii Filipino Community Foundation Scholarships
Here are some these foundation scholarships:
- Ambassador Minerva Jean Falcon Hawaii Scholarship.
- Filipino Nurses’ Organization of Hawai‘i Scholarship.
- Philippine Cultural Foundation of Hawai‘i Scholarship Fund.
There are many sources for finding Filipino scholarships. Search online to find more information about the opportunities.