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Shui Kuen and Allen Chin Scholarship

Offered by Asian Pacific Fund

Reviewed by Lisa FreedlandLast updated Dec 20, 2022
2 awards worth


Grade level

High School Seniors & College Students

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 current or incoming college student passionate about advocacy and who has worked or whose parents have worked at an Asian restaurant? If so, consider applying for the Shui Kuen and Allen Chin Scholarship! The scholarship is open to undergraduate students who are (or whose parents are) currently/formerly employed at an Asian-owned or Asian cuisine restaurant. Applicants should also be involved in advocacy and social justice work for progressive causes of their choice. 

The Asian Pacific Fund, a nonprofit organization based in Los Angeles, California, offers this and other scholarship opportunities for students. They look to strengthen the Asian and Pacific Islander community by supporting vulnerable members through philanthropy. This scholarship works to honor Shui Kuen and Allen Chin and supports students in their educational pursuits. Each year, two recipients are chosen to receive a $1,000 award. If you are passionate about advocacy and have personally worked or had your parents work at an Asian restaurant, we encourage you to apply!

Eligibility information

The scholarship is open to incoming or current full-time undergraduate students at a two-year community college or four-year college/university who are part of advocacy and social justice work on behalf of Asian American, immigrant, other progressive causes and who have worked at or whose parents have worked at an Asian-owned or Asian cuisine restaurant. Applicants must also meet the below eligibility requirements.

Grade Level

High School Seniors & College Students

Minimum GPA


Academic Interest

Political Science

Application information

To apply for this scholarship, students must submit an online application and the below application materials.


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 Asian Pacific Fund at [email protected].

Is this scholarship renewable?

No, the Shui Kuen and Allen Chin Scholarship is not renewable.

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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