Monday, March 12, 2018

APIA Scholarships

Asian Pacific Islander Faculty Staff Association (APIA) seeks to recognize outstanding students who exemplify the spirit of APIA by achieving academic excellence and demonstrating personal commitment and dedicated service to their community. The APIA scholarships of $200 will be awarded to two currently enrolled students in any field. There will be one recipient per campus.  The student must submit (1) a personal essay (maximum 500 words) of goals and accomplishments including his or her community involvement; (2) a transcript of grades (a printout of the unofficial transcript from MyGateway is acceptable); (3) a letter of recommendation; (4) and the application form. Members of the APIA scholarship committee read all applications and select the winner.

 Specific eligibility criteria are:

  • Be a currently enrolled student at Cypress or Fullerton College.
  • Plan to be enrolled at least half-time at an accredited 4 year college or university in the Fall 2018 term
  • Demonstrate community involvement or volunteer work
  • Have a minimum grade point average of 3.00
APIA welcomes all qualified candidates to apply, regardless of sex, gender, sexual orientation, race, ethnicity, ability status, age, religious affiliation, etc. For application form: APIA Scholarship Form   For application information and addresses: Application information

Wednesday, March 7, 2018

Taiwanese American Scholarship Fund

$50,000 in Scholarships Now Available

Deadline: 11:59pm – Wednesday, March 28, 2018

10 – $5,000 Scholarships for High School Seniors and 1st Year College Students
Planning to Attend a University/College in the U.S. in the Fall of 2018

 The Taiwanese American Scholarship Fund is focused on helping economically-challenged Taiwanese American youth fulfill their dreams of obtaining higher education.

For more information:
Taiwanese American Scholarship Fund
2018 Royal Business Bank Scholarship Program

Royal Business Bank Scholarship

$20,000 in Scholarship Awards Available

20 – $1,000 Scholarships Available for High School Seniors
Planning to Attend College as a Full-Time, Degree-Seeking Student in the Fall of 2018
Royal Business Bank is committed to supporting economically-challenged youth, presiding in their business service territories to fulfill their dreams of obtaining higher education.

Deadline: 11:59pm –

Wednesday, March 28, 2018

    • High school seniors who reside in Los Angeles County, Orange County, Ventura County and Clark County-Nevada
    • Plan to attend a U.S. Accredited 4-Year College/University of California/Nevada Community College as a 1st year student in the Fall of 2018 (if selected, must submit college acceptance letter for verification)
    • Have a minimum cumulative unweighted high school GPA of 3.0
    • Have a household income at or below the County Low Income Level (must be able to show 2016 or 2017 tax return should applicant be selected for award)
    • The scholarship is open to ALL MAJORS and there is NO ETHNICITY REQUIREMENT
    • Employees of Royal Business Bank and their immediate family members are NOT eligible to apply

Thursday, February 15, 2018

APIA Holiday Buffet Gathering

Dec. 20, 2017 at Kyoto Buffet and Grill in Brea

The NOCCCD Asian Pacific Islander Faculty & Staff Association organized a holiday social mixer and membership drive dinner. We were able to expand our membership to include faculty, staff, and administrators throughout the district. While we had a wonderful time meeting new people and eating a wide variety of dishes, we also discussed plans to establish an advisory board and to elect officers. Members will work on outreach to community organizations and businesses who could offer internships for students as well as donations for a cultural graduation ceremony. Pass the word to NOCCCD employees who you think would be interested in joining APIA to help organize a cultural graduation or have contacts in the community who could provide internship opportunities or scholarships for our students.

Monday, October 30, 2017

Asian American & Pacific Islander Forum

On Oct. 25, 2017, The Cadena Cultural Center, Ethnic Studies Department, and the NOCCCD Asian Pacific Islander Faculty & Staff Association held the annual forum. Larry Hashima discussed, "Dismantling the Model Minority Myth: Addressing the 'Invisible' Asian American & Pacific Islander Student Experience". Topics included the AAPI LGBTIQ experience, DACA students, and the mental health stigma in AAPI communities. The forum was well-attended and gave the students an opportunity for discussion and input.

(Photos courtesy of the Cadena Cultural Center)

Thursday, July 20, 2017

2017 APIA Scholarship Recipient

APIA 2017 Scholarship Award

Joseph Dabu was the recipient of the 2017 APIA award for academic excellence and community/campus service. Joseph's high GPA earned him a place on the President's Honor List. After Joseph worked as a staff writer and news editor for the FC Hornet newspaper, his efforts paid off and he will be transferring to USC in fall 2017 as a journalism major. In addition, Joseph helped promote the Growth Mindset initiative on campus by serving as a student ambassador. Students who believe their skills and talents can be strengthened through hard work, strategic actions, and networking have a growth mindset. Joseph was also the secretary of the Alpha Gamma Sigma honors society where he served not only as a board member, but as an active volunteer in Saturday arts and crafts classes for young students at Commonwealth Elementary School. He also participated in many campus events including WorldFest, Kindercaminata, Love Fullerton and the Crittenton Refugee Program. 

Wednesday, April 26, 2017

The Asian and Pacific Islander Forum will be held this coming Monday, May 1, 2017 from 12:00-1:30 pm in rooms 224-228 of the College Center.

In honor of Asian/Pacific Islander Heritage Month (May), the NOCCCD Asian & Pacific Islander Faculty & Staff Association, FC Ethnic Studies Department and the Cadena Cultural Center invite the district community to the 6th Annual Fullerton College Asian & Pacific Islander Forum.

2017 Keynote Speaker Aida Cuenza-Uvas, Director, ARISE Program Mt. San Antonio College

Keynote Theme: Talk Story: Sharing the life experiences of Asian American & Pacific Islanders (AAPI) students.

***Small group discussions will follow Ms. Cuenza-Uvas’ address and will cover what Fullerton College can do to better serve AAPI students. Let your voice be heard!***

Refreshments will be served.