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FAPAC Announces 2017 Scholarship Winner!

April 20, 2017 08:08 | Darrick Lee (Administrator)

For Immediate Release

WASHINGTON DC - The Federal Asian Pacific American Council (FAPAC) Distinguished Public Service Scholarship Endowment Fund Inc. is proud to announce the selection of Danicole Ramos, a Filipino–American student with an undergraduate degree in Business Administration from Seattle University and currently pursuing a Masters of Public Administration at American University as the recipient of the FAPAC Scholarship for 2017. Danicole, born and raised in Hawai‘i by immigrant parents was active in several organizations such as United We Dream, one of the largest youth immigration advocacy organizations that collaborated with Asian American Pacific Islander (AAPI) groups to help the community. This year, the scholarship is given under the FAPAC Scholarship Fund in honor of former Secretary Norman Y. Mineta, the first Asian Pacific American to serve as Secretary of Commerce and Transportation and who had been a great mentor to many AAPI leaders who came after him. The award, including a stipend of $5,000, will be presented at the 32nd National Leadership Training Program to be held from May 15-18, 2017 at the Hilton Hotel at 1750 Rockville Pike, Rockville, MD.

The FAPAC Distinguished Scholarship for Public Service is given out each year, on a rotational basis, in honor of Secretary Elaine L. Chao, former Secretary Norman Y. Mineta, and the late Congressman Dalip Singh Saund, representing three of the best Asian Pacific American leaders in Public Service.

The FAPAC Distinguished Public Service Scholarship Endowment Fund, Inc. is a non-profit organization that promotes the recognition of Asian Pacific American students who demonstrate interest in public service and have made contributions to foster diversity and inclusion in the Asian and Pacific American community.

For more information on the scholarship or to make a donation to the Scholarship Fund, please email

FAPAC is a 501 (c)(3) nonpartisan, nonprofit organization representing the civilian and military Asian Pacific American (APA) employees in the Federal and District of Columbia governments.
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