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FAPAC Scholarship Endowment Fund

Distinguished Public Service Scholarship

The FAPAC Distinguished Public Service Scholarship Endowment Fund, Inc. is a non-profit organization that promotes the recognition of Asian American Pacific Islanders (AAPIs) students who are interested in public service, exhibit academic excellence, and have made contributions to foster diversity and inclusion in AAPI communities  The Endowment Fund was establish in 2011 to award scholarships in honor of three distinguished AAPI leaders whose dedication and efforts in public service have opened doors for many others. 

  • The late Congressman Dalip Singh Saund, an Indian American who was the first AAPI elected to Congress.
  • Former Secretary Norman Y. Mineta, a Japanese American who was the first AAPI to serve in two Cabinet positions as Secretary of Commerce and Secretary of Transportation.
  • Former Secretary Elaine L. Chao, a Chinese American who became the first AAPI woman ever appointed to the President’s Cabinet in American history as the 24th U.S. Secretary of Labor, the longest serving Secretary of Labor. She is currently serving as the 18th Secretary of Transportation.

The 2019 FAPAC Distinguished Public Service Scholarship will be given in honor of Congressman Dalip Singh Saund to one (1) student during the annual FAPAC National Leadership Training Program. The scholarship recipient will receive a stipend of $5,000 towards his or her education.

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Your tax-deductible donation will directly support AAPI scholars. Complete the form to donate or email to discuss other ways to support the Endowment Fund.

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Past Scholarship Winners

 Year  Winner Major   School In Honor Of
 2013 Cindy Dinh Juris Doctor &
Master in Public Administration
University of California, Berkeley &
Kennedy School of Government, Harvard University
Congressman Dalip Singh Saund
 2014 Mary June Flores Master of Public Policy &
Master of Public Health
Goldman School of Public Policy/University of California, Berkeley
School of Public Health/University of California, Berkeley
Secretary Norman Y. Mineta
 2015 James H. Lau Biology & Chemistry Hampden-Sydney College, Virginia Secretary Elaine L. Chao
 2016 Nitisha Baronia  Business Administration & Political Science  University of California, Berkeley Congressman Dalip Singh Saund

Danicole Ramos

Business Administration

University of Seattle, Washington

Secretary Norman Y. Mineta
 2018  Jenny Chhea  Juris Doctor  University of California, Berkely Secretary Elaine L. Chao

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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