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

Good luck!

Bob Bumstead
Scholarship Chairperson
Emeritus Professor
Pacific University
40 E. Broadway
Eugene, OR 97401

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2013 AAFO Scholarship Award Recipients

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.

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AAFO Scholarships

AAFO Scholarships are open to high school students accepted for admission to colleges and college undergraduate students.

AAFO Makes A Difference

I am so thankful for the help AAFO provided. Both the financial help and the sponsored events made a huge impact on my life. It changed my perspective in so many ways. - Student (2011)