FilAmFest Opens Scholarship Application for 10th Annual Festival

September 16, 2014

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Jessica Santos, Marketing Coordinator
Contact: marketing@filamfest.org
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

San Diego – In an effort to increase education and positive well-being within the Filipino-American Community, the Filipino-American Arts and Culture Festival will be awarding scholarships in the amount of up to $500. The scholarship seeks students with academic achievement, service to their community, and is in pursuit of higher education with intentions to give back to their community.

Scholarships applications are available to students that meet the FilAmFest Scholarship Program 2014 qualifications. The scholarship is intended to assist an applicant with tuition, books, and other expenses in their pursuit for higher education. Winners will be recognized at both Preview Night on Thursday, October 2, 2014  and the FilAmFest on Saturday, October 4, 2014. (Failure to attend will disqualify a recipient even after they have been selected).

The scholarship program has been around since 2009 and has awarded thousands of dollars in scholarships alone in the past ten years. Past winners have hailed from high schools schools such as Sweetwater High School, Carlsbad High School and High Tech High International and numerous colleges, including SDSU and UCLA. Past scholarship recipients have moved on to institutions such as CSU Long Beach and Brown University.

Students can submit their applications through file upload (regfest.org/scholarship-application), e-mail (scholarship@filamfest.org) or by mail (FilAmFest C/O FilAmFest Scholarship Program Coordinator, P.O. Box 741024, San Diego, CA 92174). All scholarship applications are due September 18, 2014 (mail-in applications must be postmarked by this date). We look forward to reading everyone’s submissions and wish everyone the best of luck!

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