oca-verizon college scholarship

College students! OCA wants to give you some money. The OCA-Verizon College Scholarship is $2,000 award that will provide opportunities to APA college students who wish to continue their higher education while facing financial difficulties. Ten scholarships will be awarded.

In order to be eligible, applicants must be a current undergraduate student who identifies as Asian Pacific American entering their junior or senior year in Fall 2010, demonstrate financial need, be a permanent resident or US citizen, have a cumulative grade point average (GPA) of 3.0 or above (on a 4.0 scale), and must be pursuing one of the majors below:
Business Administration
Computer Electronics
Computer Programming
Computer Information Systems
Computer Engineering
Computer Science
Electrical Engineering
HR Management
Industrial Engineering
Information Technology
International Business
Management Information Systems
Mechanical Engineering
Network Administration
People with disabilities are encouraged to apply. For more information about the scholarship, or to access the online application, visit the OCA website here and click "Verizon College Scholarships" under "Programs." The deadline to submit the completed application is May 10.

You know, it's fantastic that OCA is providing this opportunity for students interested in these fields... but it would be awesome if there was also a scholarship devoted to APA students pursuing majors in "non-traditional" careers -- media, communications, performance, arts. It seems to me that students going into, say, computer science or information systems, really don't need that much encouragement. Just a thought.

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