The mission of the Asian-American Foundation of Oregon (AAFO) is to contribute towards educating the general public about Asian-American cultures by providing activities and opportunities such as:
Providing scholarships for higher education. Sponsoring exhibits and lectures in schools and community.
Establishing an Asian-American cultural Education Center in Eugene, Oregon. We invite you to become a member of the AAFO and support its goals and activities.
Bylaws of the AAFO provide that any person who supports the mission and activities of the AAFO, whose application is approved by the Board of Trustees of the AAFO, and who agrees to pay the required membership dues may become a member of the AAFO.
Membership benefits include the right to vote a the annual membership meetings, event announcements and newsletters. One time dues are $10 per person or $20 per family.
Please join us in promoting Asian and Asian-American cultural education.
To promote cultural understanding, mutual respect and friendship among all people by sponsoring Asian American cultural education activities, awarding scholarship grants and establishing an Asian American Cultural Education Center in the Eugene/Springfield area.
The AAFO was incorporated in 1993 as a public benefit organization under the Oregon Non-profit Corporation Act and qualifies as an exempt organization under Section 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code. This corporation is organized exclusively for charitable, education and cultural purposes. The AAFO is supported entirely by volunteer staffing and is funded solely through fund raising activities such as annual auctions and donations towards scholarship awards.
The Asian-American Foundation of Oregon accepts applications for college scholarships that are awarded for the academic school year that begins in the fall of each year. The Foundation offers, two $1,000 scholarships, annually, for qualified applicants who have participated in Asian community and cultural events, anywhere in Oregon.
Please see below for application requirements. The deadline to apply is April 15 every year.
Congratulations to our Shann Ormsbee of Springfield, Oregon and Elirissa Hui of Gresham, OR, our 2013 AAFO Scholarship Award Recipients
40 E. Broadway
Eugene, OR 97401
The Asian American Foundation of Oregon (AAFO) scholarship grants will be made to encourage students who have demonstrated interest in Asian American cultural activities, to continue to participate in Asian American community and cultural activities which help support and promote the mission statement of the AAFO. You must be a resident of Oregon and a U.S. citizen to be eligible for this award. A minimum 2.5 GPA is also required, as well as an essay and letters of recommendation
Shann Ormsbee of Springfield, OR, is currently attending both Lane Community College and Oregon State University. Shann is a Junior majoring in Human Development and Family Sciences with a minor in Psychology. She hopes to work as a adoption caseworker or post-adoption coordinator with the ultimate goal of starting a nonprofit organization that caters to Asian American adoptees. Shann is also the current Asian Pacific Islander Student Union president and coordinator of a promotional screening for the DisOrient Film Festival at LCC. She is also involved in planning the 3rd annual cultural Luau and Korean Children's Day and working with APASU at the University of Oregon to create a partnership that makes for an easier transition for potential LCC to UO transfer students. The Asian Council welcomes Shann as one of its newly elected board members.
Elirissa Hui of Gresham, OR, graduated in 2013 from Centennial High School. She was the founder and president of the school's Asian Pacific Islander Club and served as a planning team member and student ambassador for the CACA Asian American Youth Leadership Conference. Elirissa also is a member and competitor with the the Summit Wushu Academy in Clackamas. She has a strong background in community service and leadership and was a member of the National Honor Society for three years. Elirissa plans to attend the University of Oregon wth a strong interest in pursuing a career as a school counselor.
Below is a list of our new officers and board members. Our officers and board members serve a 3-year term.
Membership benefits include the right to vote a the annual membership meetings, event announcements and newsletters. Join us today and help promote Asian and Asian-American cultural education.