2017 Chen Foundation Scholarship Program

The Asian Pacific Community Fund (APCF) has partnered with the Chen Foundation to provide scholarships for high school seniors, who are planning to attend California State University or California Community College. The Chen Foundation is focused on helping economically-challenged youth to fulfill their dreams of obtaining higher education. They will award up to ten scholarships for the winning candidates, as amount $2, 000 each to cover tuition, fees, books, supplies, living expenses and meals.

Established in 1990, the Asian Pacific Community Fund (APCF) is focused on transforming lives and meeting the diverse needs of the Asian and Pacific Islander (API) community, one of the fastest growing populations in the U.S.


  • High school seniors who reside in California
  • Plan to attend a California State University or California Community College as a 1st-year full-time student in the Fall of 2017 (if selected, must submit college acceptance letter for verification)
  • Have a minimum cumulative unweighted high school GPA of 3.0
  • Have a household income at or below California State/County Low Income Level (must be able to show 2015 or 2016 tax return should applicant be selected for award)
  • The scholarship is open to all majors and there is no ethnicity requirement

How to Apply:

Applying for the scholarship, the candidates must complete

The on-line scholarship application form link: https://apcf.wufoo.com/forms/2017-apcf-scholarship-application/

The Recommendation form link: https://apcf.wufoo.com/forms/2017-apcf-scholarship-recommender-form/

 Supporting Documents:

Submit a copy of your most recent official high school transcript with your application in .pdf.

Financial Aid and Award Money:

Ten Winners will receive $2,000 amount. The scholarship award can only be used to cover the cost of attending a California State University or a California Community College. This may include tuition, fees, books, supplies, living expenses and meals.

Application Deadline:

Scholarship applications must be received by 11:59 pm Wednesday, March 29, 2017.

Link for More Information:


Contact Information:

If you have any question, email at scholarships-at-apcf.org

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