Maria Elena Yuchengco Memorial Journalism Scholarship

Scholarship Description

The public is very dependent on news that is gathered and presented every day. Good journalism requires talent, dedication and a genuine interest in seeing the total picture and understanding what is most important. Diversity among journalists, especially in a region like the San Francisco Bay Area, plays a crucial role ensuring comprehensive and balanced presentation of the news. Filipinos have been underrepresented in journalism, so the founder of Filipinas Magazine, Mona Lisa Yuchengco, created this scholarship to support students of Filipino heritage who choose to pursue careers in journalism. General Information The Maria Elena Yuchengco Memorial Journalism Scholarship will award two to three scholarships totaling $5,000 each year. This scholarship was created through the Asian Pacific Fund to provide educational opportunities for Filipino American students to pursue journalism as a major or a career. Criteria * Full-time undergraduate student at any U.S. college university * Journalism major or demonstrates a strong commitment to pursue a journalism career * Filipino heritage (at least 50 percent) * Cumulative GPA of at least 3.0 on a 4.0 scale * Award based on merit and financial need * Resident of Northern California * U.S. citizen or permanent resident

Year of Need: College Freshman, College Sophomore, College Junior, College Senior,

Type: Needs Based

Num Awards: Multiple

Min Award: Varies

Max Award: Varies

Deadline: 2018-12-31


Sponsoring Organization Asian Pacific Fund
225 Bush St., Ste. 590
San Francisco, CA 94104-4224

Contact Person:

Phone: Telephone: (415) 433-6859

Fax: Fax: (415) 433-2425