* Encourages children of OCAFC members to be involved in the community; * Encourages these youths to be inquisitive about the world around them; * Motivates them to keep abreast of current events; * Inspires them to be leaders in their field of study or in an extracurricular activity
* Children of current OCAFC member; * Junior or senior in high school (prior scholarship recipient is not eligible to apply); * Grade point average of B or above; * Completed application form (see below); * Proven leadership quality, i.e. title holder of a sport; * Submission of a two-page, double-spaced essay of the topic:
1) As we approach the anniversary of 9/11, what lessons have we learned and how can we as Asian-Americans contribute to the healing of our nation? 2) “Which of the OCA’s primary objectives that you value most? Why?” (OCA objectives listed in OCA website:
* Academic Achievement 30%; * Leadership Qualities 30%; * Active participation in & contribution to extracurricular activities 20% * Active participation in & contribution to OCAFC activities 20% (supported by endorsement of either one CLS teacher or OCAFC Director)
OCAFC sets aside $500 annually for this scholarship. Maximum per allocation is $150, meaning that if five applicants were selected, each gets $100. If one is selected, he/she gets the $150 maximum. Maximum 5 Junior or Senior High School students will be selected for scholarship.