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    OCCACCF Scholarship

    Offered by Orange County Chinese American Chamber of Commerce Foundation

    Reviewed by Lisa FreedlandLast updated Jan 30, 2024
    10 awards worth

    $5,000

    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 2025

    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

    This scholarship is open to students meeting the below eligibility criteria.

    Grade Level

    High School Senior

    Minimum GPA

    3

    Race/Ethnicity

    Asian/Pacific Islander

    Other Category

    Low Income

    State

    California

    County

    Orange County, Los Angeles County

    Miscellaneous

    Applicants must (1) be from one of the eligible counties, or their surrounding cities, and (2) have at least one parent who is of Chinese descent.

    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, and the below application materials.

    500-word essay

    Academic transcript

    Letter of Recommendation

    FAFSA

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    Scholarship FAQ

    When will the winner of this scholarship be announced?

    The OCCACCF Scholarship winner will be announced: May 20, 2024.

    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 [email protected].

    Where can I find help writing my scholarship essay?

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