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Scholarship Foundation

Investing in the Future of Our Community.

Since 2001, the BBCN Bank Scholarship Foundation and its predecessor organization have distributed more than $1.3 million in scholarships to assist college-bound high school seniors who have demonstrated strong academic performance, leadership capabilities and financial need. In addition to scholarship opportunities for deserving students, we work with community organizations to help students and families navigate through the complex process of applying for and obtaining information about college and financial aid.

In order to expand our efforts in reaching out to students who need the most help, BBCN Bank will be working with the nation's largest non-profit organization devoted to providing college scholarships for Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders, the Asian & Pacific Islander American Scholarship Fund ( APIASF ). Through this partnership, BBCN Bank provides a bridge to higher education to local communities, as students can not only benefit from BBCN Bank's Scholarship, but also from various scholarships offered through APIASF.

2015 BBCN Bank Scholarship Program

BBCN Bank is currently seeking qualified applicants for its 2015 BBCN Bank Scholarship Program. Scholarship will be awarded to a select number of Asian and Pacific Islander American students who demonstrate financial need. All applications and qualifications must be submitted and met by 01/09/2015.

Award Amount $2,500 per student
Deadline Friday, January 9, 2015
How to Apply Please apply online through APIASF Scholarship Program’s homepage ( )
Requirements Requirements in addition to the APIASF minimum eligibility requirements(See APIASF website for details):
  • Must be a citizen, national or legal permanent resident of the United States. Citizens of the Freely Associated States may apply. 
  • Can be enrolled in either a 4-year institution or 2-year institution as an incoming freshman  
  • Must have a minimum cumulative GPA of 3.0 on a 4.0 scale or have earned a GED.
  • Must apply for federal financial aid using the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA).
  • Must demonstrate financial need and qualify based on income restrictions and limitations. Please contact APIASF for details.
Must be a Resident of Following Counties California LA County, Orange County, San Bernardino County, San Diego County, Alameda County, Santa Clara County, Ventura County, Riverside County
New York New York County, Kings County, Queens County, Bronx County
New Jersey Bergen County, Middlesex County
Virginia Fairfax County
Illinois Cook County, McHenry County, Lake County, Kendal County, Grundy County, DuPage County, DeKalb County
Washington King County, Pierce County, Snohomish County, Thurston County

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