|Houston – The Asian Pacific American Heritage Association (APAHA) scholarships will be awarded at its 22nd annual Award Gala at the Omni Houston Hotel on May 9, 2014 beginning at 6:30pm.|
Since 2012, APAHA has recognized high school seniors for their academic excellence, and commitment to civic & community duties. It has been investing in Asian/Pacific American youths to foster their dedication to higher education; to encourage their sense of duty to the betterment of their communities. The minimum scholarship award will be $1,000.
Recipients of APAHA scholarships will be honored guests at the APAHA Award Gala. The 2014 awardees are Ms. Mishi Jain and Ms. Jinchen Zou. A senior at Elkins high school, Mishi’s accomplishments include serving as the Class President and as founder of the first National Social Studies Honor Society in Texas; her aspirations are to obtain advanced degrees in Political Science and Economics and to work in the fields of politics and government. Jinchen is a senior at Bellaire high school. She demonstrates outstanding leadership skills as one of the creators of the Smart Solutions Summit at Rice University, and serving as Executive Chair of the Red Cross Youth Service Council. Ms. Zou aspires to study global affairs and economics, and hopes to work in the field of international politics.
The event will take place on May 9th, 2014 at the Omni Houston Hotel, 4 Riverway, Houston, TX 77056. It will begin at 6:30pm; concludes at 8:30pm.
For more information on APAHA scholarship, please contact Ms. Mirrat Noon at email@example.com.
About the Asian Pacific Heritage Month
The Asian American and Pacific Islander Heritage Month originated in 1978 when the United States Congress passed a law. This law directed President Jimmy Carter to issue a proclamation designating a week-long celebration of Asian Pacific American Heritage. In response to Congress’ request to expand the Asian Pacific American Heritage Week, President George H.W. Bush signed into law in 1992 designating the month of May as the Asian Pacific American Heritage Month. In the following decades, Presidents have annually issued proclamations designating the month of May as the Asian Pacific American Heritage Month.
About Asian Pacific American Heritage Association (APAHA)
APAHA is a non-profit 501(c)(3) organization. It was formed in 1992 to promote Asian Pacific American accomplishments and heritage through education, celebration, and raising cultural awareness. To make positive contributions to the Asian Pacific and the Greater Houston communities, APAHA has collaborated with public and private entities to provide ongoing educational, cultural, and scholarship programs. For more information about APAHA, please visit www.apaha.org, or email firstname.lastname@example.org.