ScholarshipsFilipino American high school students may benefit from scholarship opportunities being offered by the Association of Chinese Americans (ACA). It may seem that the scholarship grants are only for Chinese students, but I was assured that the grants are open to all high school students in Michigan.

ACA is offering the scholarships specifically to high school students of class of 2015 in the metropolitan Detroit area.

ACA has been offering scholarships for the last 30 years. As in the past, the Detroit Chinese Engineers Association (DCEA) is co-sponsoring the scholarship program. 

As many as 12 scholarship grants will be awarded on the basis of different criteria.

The students applying for the scholarship are required to submit an essay and should submit themselves to an interview by ACA’s High School Achievement Awards Scholarship Committee.

The essay forms will be sent under separate cover to students applying for the scholarshp. Each finalist will receive a certificate, and the recipients will each receive a scholarship award of between $500 and $1,000. The decision of the Committee is final. 

High school students may visit to download the nomination form or email ACA so they can receive the electronic form. Electronic submission of the nomination form is preferred. The applicants should email the accomplished forms with the transcript to [email protected]

They may also mail the transcript to: Attn: High School Achievement Awards Program, The Association of Chinese Americans, 32585 Concord Drive, Madison Heights, MI 48071. 

The deadline for the submission of nomination forms and transcripts has been extended to Friday, Sept. 19, 2014. 

For any questions about the scholarship program, the applicants may call (248) 885-0968 or email [email protected] 

ACA will be awarding the scholarships in December 2014.