Educational Support

PAANC fosters education through scholarships and enrichment programs.

 

Scholarship Program

Scholarships for high-performing college-bound and master’s degree students in North Carolina or in the Philippines. The high school scholarship is a new offering that is only available for students in the Philippines.

We’re actively seeking applicants for the local undergraduate/graduate scholarship. See below for details.

PAANC’s local scholarship is available to Filipino-American students who are graduating from high school, have recently graduated from high school, or are continuing their undergraduate or graduate studies.

 

If you or someone you know is interested in applying, here are  the details:

  • The applicant is defined as a young person whose parent is currently a paid member and has been active with the organization for at least two years. The PAANC Membership Committee will confirm family membership.
  • If the applicant isn’t currently a member of PAANC, he/she must be actively involved in a Filipino American organization at the high school or college/university level. Applicants will be asked to list activities and involvement with the organization.
  • The applicant must have a high school diploma and must be accepted to an undergraduate/graduate college/university, community college, junior college or technical college. A college/university acceptance letter for a high school student, or proof of enrollment for a college/university student on official school letterhead is required.
  • The application period closes June 30, 2021.

 

What is the application process?

  • Fill out the application form.
  • Email the form and required supporting documents to paancscholarship@gmail.com.
  • Two members of the PAANC Scholarship Committee will review applications.
  • During the July Board meeting, the Scholarship Committee will present the scholarship recipient’s name to the Board for approval.

 

How will the applicant be rated?

Each category is worth up to 25 points.

  • A minimum grade point average of 2.5 out of 4.0 is required.
  • Association involvement
  • Community service
  • Essay
  • Leadership experience

 

What else should the applicant know?

  • The scholarship recipient may re-apply every year up to a maximum of four years. In addition, the applicant is subject to the selection process each year.
  • The scholarship amount is $1,000 for a school year.

 

Enrichment Programs

These are designed to empower and engage our members.

Discover North Carolina – PAANC organizes day trips to learn about North Carolina and discover our state’s gems, spectacular landscapes, and off-the-beaten-path destinations. Past trips included:

  • The Simply Creamery Dairy Farm in Greene County: A “sweet” outing for our members where we took an informative hayride tour of the farm, purchased delicious milk products, and enjoyed their many wonderful ice cream flavors.

 

  • The Sylvan Height Bird Sanctuary in Scotland Neck: A great discovery for those who participated in this trip! Right here in NC is this Sanctuary that is home to the world’s largest collection of waterfowl, including rare and endangered species from all around the world.

 

  • Whirligig Park in Wilson: Another fun discovery for our members – this trip to Whirligig Park, a two-acre park located in the historic downtown Wilson that features 30 of Vollis Simpson’s whirligigs, including some of the largest in his life’s work. Simpson was an American folk artist known for his large kinetic sculptures called “whirligigs” which he made from salvaged metal.

 

Youth Engagement: PAANC partners with and provides support to local Filipino and Asian American university organizations for events such as professional development seminars, cultural events, and movie nights that feature Filipino Films, as well as offering volunteer opportunities to students.

Organization we currently have relationships with:

  • UNC Kasama: Kasama – The Filipino American Student Association of UNC-Chapel Hill is a student organization at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, which has been founded for the purpose of serving as a source of information and dissemination on Filipino culture and a support system network for Filipinos, Philippine-affiliated, and those who seek interest in the Filipino culture and want to learn more.

 

  • NC State FASA (Filipino American Student Association): FASA will operate as another cultural organization on campus. While there are many organizations under the APIDA identity, there are many students that identify as Filipinx and they want to find a community where they might encounter familiar ideas, cultures, and people. We want to be the voice for Filipino Americans on campus and spread awareness for a culture that may be considered underrepresented.

 

  • Duke ASEAN (Southeast Asian Students Association): Duke ASEAN is an organization aimed at promoting awareness of Southeast Asia and marshaling resources towards Southeast Asian studies at Duke University.

 

Civic Empowerment and Youth Leadership

PAANC partners with NCAAT to have a stronger representation of the Pan-Asian community in the local or state government through census and voting participation. Additionally, this partnership gives our members access to NCAAT resources, trainings, workshops, educational materials, and Youth Leadership Institute (a 3-day summer youth program of skill building, personal growth, and community-based education).

For details, please visit: ncaatogether.org.

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