Young Filipino Professionals Award Scholarships
SAN FRANCISCO, United States—Giving back and inspiring the youth are some of the Young Filipino Professional Association’s (YFPA) goals when it was established in 2002. Finally this year, YFPA will be holding its first YFPA Scholarship Awards this Friday, May 16, at the Social Hall of the Philippine Center on Sutter Street. Keynote speaker is Ambassador Jose Cuisia.
The YFPA Scholarship Program recognizes Bay Area graduating high school students involved in the Filipino community who have an interest in pursuing a college Bachelor’s degree. The objective of the program is to provide financial assistance to those deserving students who have applied themselves in school, exhibited leadership skills, and have decided to seek higher education to pursue their career goals. Scholarship recipients were selected on the basis of academic achievement, educational and career goals; application and essay originality, grammar, and organization; financial need; leadership experience, and interview.
There will be two recipients of the first YFPA Awards. Each one will receive a $1,000 scholarship. Reginal Finuliar, FYPA president said. Greg Montemayor, YFPA founder will be on hand as inspirational speaker.
The YFPA, a 501(c)(6) non-profit organization, was launched in 2002 as a collaborative forum for Filipino-American professionals in the San Francisco Bay Area to support professional networking, educational and community service activities. The mission of the YFPA is to foster professional connections, ideas and expertise to support and engage Filipino professionals in the greater San Francisco Bay Area. Our core values are: “Connect. Educate. Serve.” Through these core values we aim to build a stronger, well-established and respected Fil-Am business community.
For more info on its Scholarship Awards Night, go to https://yfpascholarshipnight.eventbrite.com
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