Top Scholarships and Financial Aid Programs For Students, Teachers and Parents

Top Scholarships and Financial Aid for Students, Parents and Teachers

Banatao Family Filipino American Education Fund

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Banatao Family Filipino American Education Fund Scholarship is open to students of Filipino descent who are entering college as freshmen. Applicants must be current, full-time undergraduate students at a four-year college or university and must be residents of northern or southern California.

Candidates must have a grade point average of 3.0 or above and major in engineering, mathematics, computer science, environmental or physical science. They must be at least 50 percent Filipino heritage and demonstrate financial need.

Eligible students must be from the Northern California counties of Alameda, Contra Costa, Marin, Merced, Monterey, Napa, Sacramento, San Benito, San Francisco, San Joaquin, San Mateo, Santa Clara, Santa Cruz, Solano, Sonoma or Stanislaus, or the Southern California counties of Los Angeles, Orange or San Diego. Five scholarships are awarded each year. The scholarships are renewable each year up to four years.

The scholarship is sponsored by The Family of Dado and Maria Banatao. In 2002, Dado and Maria Banatao established the Banatao Family Filipino American Education Fund with the Asian Pacific Fund to help California high school students of Filipino heritage pursue careers in areas where Filipinos are not well represented, including science and engineering.

The deadline for this scholarship is usually in FEBRUARY of each year, and the award amount is usually $20,000.

For more details, visit asianpacificfund.org/what-we-do/scholarships/apply-for-scholarship/#chin