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1993, the Asian Employees Association at the Port of Oakland (AEA)
established a scholarship program to encourage deserving high school
students from the community to pursue post-secondary education.
Over the years, the program has grown steadily and awarded
more than $300,000 in scholarships.
Scholarship Essay Topic:
Recent technological advances include
smart phones, hybrid electric-gas cars, and social media. In
what fields or products do you think we’ll see the next wave of
What are some of the
limitations on these
new advances? Explain
light of the recent protest in Oakland around the issue of police brutality
and the #blacklivesmatter movement, make an argument for or against current policing
based on your personal view and experience. What recommendations would you
make to change the system?
(Note: Negative interactions with the
police will not affect your qualification for the scholarship.)
for Scholarship Applicants
school senior of any ethnicity currently enrolled
in a public, charter or private high school in Oakland, or
a high school senior who is a child of a Port of Oakland
of Port of Oakland employees may apply even if they reside and
attend a high school outside of Oakland)
overall weighted GPA of 3.0 (B average)
to pursue a bachelor’s degree at a four year accredited
university or college on a full-time basis
apply for a scholarship award, the following must be submitted to
the AEA Scholarship Committee for review:
personally written by the applicant. If the essay submitted is
irrelevant to the topic, the application will be disqualified.
transcript bearing the school’s official seal from the
letter of recommendation from applicant’s current high school
instructor or counselor
note that the scholarship application form and essay may be
emailed to Cheryl Ho at email@example.com.
The official transcript and letter of recommendation must be
sent or hand delivered separately; faxes or emails will not be
will be considered when reviewing the applications:
personal vision, relevance and responsiveness to essay topics
potential for academic achievement
potential impact on the community, both immediate and long-term
AEA Scholarship Committee will review the applications and invite a
select number of applicants to a personal interview (to be scheduled
for April 28 and April 29, 2015.) The selected applicants will
be notified of the time and place of their individual interview.
Participation at the interview is mandatory.
of scholarship funds are made after the Committee receives the
awardees’ certificate of enrollment from the junior college or
four year post-secondary educational institution.
must be claimed between July 1, 2015 and April 30, 2016. Funds not
claimed by then are subject to forfeiture. Failure to enroll into a
four year post-secondary educational institution between those two
dates will also result in the forfeiture of your award.
Scholarship awardees will be recognized at an event sponsored by the
AEA on May 19, 2015.
Due Date for
Submission: Wednesday, March 27, 2015
Applications must be postmarked by Wednesday, March 27, 2015
person: Deliver to the Port of Oakland
offices by 5:00 pm on Wednesday, March 27, 2015
address application packets and hand-deliver to:
and essays may be e-mailed separately to firstname.lastname@example.org.
official transcript and letter of recommendation must be sent by
mail or hand-delivered; faxes and e-mails will not be accepted.
Asian Employees Association (AEA)
at the Port of Oakland is a non-profit organization founded by Port employees
in 1991. Membership is open to anyone regardless of ethnic or cultural
goals of AEA are to:
and reward outstanding academic achievement among our Oakland
high school students, as well as children of current Port of
Oakland employees, through the AEA Scholarship Program.
mutual understanding and goodwill by organizing Asian cultural
programs for all
Port of Oakland employees and community members to enjoy.