Matt Fong Asian Americans in Public Finance Scholarship

Asian Pacific Fund

Established in honor of former California state treasurer, Matt Fong, the scholarship strives to enhance, develop and promote the professional lives and careers of dedicated Asian Americans in the field of public finance.

Key Information

Eligibility Requirements

  • Age/Grade Level:
    Incoming sophomore, junior or senior at a four-year college or university in 2016-17
  • Minimum GPA:
  • Financial Need:
  • College:
    Must be enrolled in California college or university
  • Major/Career:
    Accounting, political science, public policy, business administration or related fields
  • Ethnicity:
    Asian (at least 50%)
  • Extracurricular:
    Community service or volunteer work

Application Details

  • Judging Criteria:
    Academic achievement, Potential to succeed, Volunteer service
  • Transcript:
  • Resume/Activity List:
  • Essay:
    1. Tell us about yourself, including your academic and career goals, hopes and dreams for the future and the role/influence of your Asian heritage. (250-500 words)2. Describe your proudest moment and the greatest challenge you have faced, either personally or academically. What did you learn from these experiences? (150-200 words)3. What is your field of study or major? What interests you about this field? Does a career in public finance interest you? How might your field of study prepare you for a career in public finance? (250-500 words)4. Describe any community service or volunteer work you have done in the community. How do you envision giving back to the community in the future? (150-200 words)5. (Optional) Is there anything else you would like us to know, including any unusual family or personal circumstances that have affected your achievement in school, work experience or your participation in school activities?
  • Recommendation Letters:
    Two letters of recommendation, at least one of which is from a current professor. ( Letters should be on official school or organization letterhead. Please include the student's first and last name)
  • Other Materials:
    Completed student application formFAFSA student aid report

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