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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.
  • The honorable 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.
  • The honorable 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 2021 FAPAC Distinguished Public Service Scholarship will be given in honor of Secretary Norman Y. Minetta 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.

Visit the Scholarship page more information or contact scholarships@fapac.org.

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

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Past Scholarship Winners

 Year  Winner  Major  School In Honor Of
 2020Alex T. Pham

B.S. Biological Sciences,

Minor Psychology

Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University Secretary Norman Y. Mineta
 2019Nancy Trang B.S./D.D.S. Combined Education Howard University College of Dentistry Congressman Dalip Singh Saund
 2018Jenny Chhea Juris Doctor University of California Berkeley Secretary Elaine L. Chao
 2017Danicole RamosBusiness AdministrationUniversity of Seattle, WashingtonSecretary Norman Y. Mineta
 2016Nitisha BaroniaBusiness Administration & Political ScienceUniversity of California, BerkeleyCongressman Dalip Singh Saund
 2015James H. Lau Biology & ChemistryHampden-Sydney College, VirginiaSecretary Elaine L. Chao
 2014Mary June Flores

Master of Public Policy &

Master of Public Health

Goldman School of Public Policy &

School of Public Health,

University of California Berkeley

Secretary Norman Y. Mineta
 2013 Cindy Dinh

Juris Doctor & Master

in Public Administration

University of California Berkeley &

Kennedy School of Government, Harvard University

Congressman Dalip Singh Saund

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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