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OCCACCF Scholarship

Offered by Orange County Chinese American Chamber of Commerce Foundation

Reviewed by Lisa FreedlandLast updated Jan 27, 2023
Multiple awards worth


Grade level

High School Senior

Expected deadline:

This scholarship might not currently be accepting applications. Most scholarship programs only accept applications a few months ahead of their annual deadline. We’ve estimated this deadline based on last year’s deadline in order to help you plan out your scholarship applications.

March 2024

Scholarship Overview

Are you a high school senior of Chinese descent from Orange County, California, and are looking for a scholarship opportunity? If so, consider applying for the OCCACCF Scholarship! The scholarship is open to college-bound high school seniors from Orange County, Los Angeles County, and other nearby cities who have at least one parent of Chinese descent. The Orange County Chinese American Chamber of Commerce Foundation (OCCACCF), a nonprofit public benefit corporation that aims to help fund young students’ education, has offered this scholarship since 1995. Every year, ten lucky recipients are chosen to receive a $5,000 award to help pay for tuition and other educational costs. If you are a graduating high school senior of Chinese descent from Orange or Los Angeles County, California, we encourage you to apply!

Eligibility information

The scholarship is open to high school seniors from Orange County, Los Angeles County, and other nearby cities that have at least one parent who is of Chinese descent and who experience financial need. If chosen to receive the scholarship, recipients must also attend the scholarship award banquet. Applicants must also meet the below eligibility requirements.

Grade Level

High School Senior

Minimum GPA



Asian/Pacific Islander



Application information

To apply for this scholarship, students must submit an online application, a recent photo of the applicant, their parents' two most recent tax returns, a completed FAFSA application, and the below application materials.

500-word essay

Academic transcript

Letter of Recommendation

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Scholarship FAQ

Who should I contact with any questions about this scholarship?

For any questions regarding this scholarship application, please contact Orange County Chinese American Chamber of Commerce Foundation at schola[email protected].

Where can I find help writing my scholarship essay?

For help writing the essay component of this scholarship application, check out our guides How to Write a Winning Scholarship Essay and How to Start a Scholarship Essay (With Examples).
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