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CALL FOR APPLICATIONS
APIQWTC SCHOLARSHIP
DEADLINE: MAY 30, 2009

APIQWTC (Asian Pacific Islander Queer Women and Transgender Community)
is a non-profit consortium of more than fifteen organizations in the
San Francisco Bay Area providing support and community for nearly 500
queer Asian and Pacific Islander individuals. The APIQWTC Scholarship
supports queer API women and transgender people in their pursuit of
technical/professional training or higher education. The scholarship
hopes to recognize those who are active in the community and encourage
future leaders.

APIQWTC will be awarding scholarships of $400 to two Asian/Pacific
Islander lesbian, bisexual, or queer women or transgender individuals
pursuing technical/professional training or an undergraduate/graduate
degree. High school seniors pursuing further education or training in
fall 2009 are also eligible to apply. Applicants should demonstrate
academic commitment as well as community involvement. Please submit a
cover letter, resume or c.v., a two-page, double-spaced personal
statement, an official transcript, and two letters of recommendation.
The personal statement should address community involvement and future
goals. How has your cultural heritage, sexual orientation, and/or
gender identity influenced your life and any activities in which you
have been involved? Discuss any relevant experiences up to the present
and how you see yourself involved in the community in the future,
either through your career or otherwise. Letters of reference should
come from an instructor, employer, academic counselor, coach,
community leader, or any other individual not related to you who is
familiar with your personal, academic, or leadership qualities. Please
submit statements and resumes/c.v.¢s electronically no later than 7pm
May 30, 2009. Letters and transcripts must be postmarked by May 30,
2009.

Send statement and resume/CV as electronic attachments to:
amysueyoshi@yahoo.com

Send letters and transcripts to:
Amy Sueyoshi
1879 41st Avenue
San Francisco, CA 94122

Feel free to direct any questions to Amy Sueyoshi at amysueyoshi@yahoo.com.

The selection committee reserves the right to not award the
scholarships if an appropriate applicant can not be identified
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