The Angels Wings Foundation announces our third round of Thai Scholarships to rising college students of Thai ancestry.  We are excited to expand our reach from the state of California to include the Western Region of Nevada, Oregon & Washington and are honored to be able to provide assistance, opportunity and hope to a broader student population.

SCHOLARSHIP PURPOSE

The initiative behind the Angels Wings Thai Scholarship, is to recognize and honor Thai-American students who have demonstrated academic excellence, commitment to their Thai community, heritage connection and desire to continue their education. 

Angels Wings Thai Scholarship Strives to:

  • Provide educational opportunities by recognizing the contributions of Thai-Americans in local communities, and on regional, national and global levels.

  • Create an opportunity for Thai Americans to bring about meaningful changes in both their private and public lives through a higher education.

  • Establish ties among Thai Americans and their native country of Thailand.

  • Provide positive role models for Thai Americans living in the U.S.

  • Create thoughtful, future leaders who demonstrate integrity, respect and honor, and are the pride of the Thai community

Building a Community of Thai Scholars:

Our overarching vision is to open doors for Thai students to experience higher education, and to create a nationwide network of Thai youth scholars. We believe our scholars will thrive when given the opportunity to develop relationships with their contemporaries throughout the country. By encouraging a community amongst our scholars, we are also building greater pride, commitment and honoring Thailand and its people.

ELIGIBILITY REQUIREMENTS:

Applicants for the Angels Wings Thai Scholarship must:

  • Be a graduating high school senior

  • Be entering an accredited college or university for the 2019-2020 school year

  • Have an un-weighted accumulative grade point average (GPA) of 3.0 or better

  • Demonstrate their aspiration through a written essay

APPLICATION REQUIREMENTS:

To be considered for the scholarship, each candidate must submit the following documents:

  1. Angels Wings Application form.

  2. High School Transcript with senior grades, including GPA and Class Ranking.

  3. Two (2) Letters of Recommendation: One may be from a Teacher, Coach, Principal or Counselor. And the second can be from an adult known on a personal level, such as from Volunteering, Faith-based Organization, Mentor or Neighbor. Must include their contact information for verification.

  4. A 500-1000 word Essay: How has your family background affected the way you see the world?

  5. Proof of College Acceptance and ID Card Number. Submit a copy of the College Acceptance letter.

APPLICATION PROCEDURE:

ALL DOCUMENTS MUST BE SUBMITTED IN ONE COMPLETE PACKET

Gather all 5 Application Requirement documents listed above, and submit via email or apply online. Student will receive an acknowledgement email notice. Do Not submit the packet more than once.

Email: Download application. Once completed scan all the documents to create one PDF, and attach to email. Email to: amelia@angelswingsfoundation.org

OR

Online Application: Fill out application online.

 

Submission & Notification Time-period:

APPLICATIONS MUST BE SUBMITTED (May 18, 2019)

Submit application packet via email or online application. 

After the AWF Scholarship committee has concluded the application process and selected the scholarship recipients for the upcoming academic year, all applicants will be notified via email of acceptance or non-acceptance.

SELECTION PROCESS:

The AWF Scholarship Committee is comprised of representatives from the Angels Wings Foundation.  Applicants shall be selected by the committee according to a combination of financial need, merit, written essay and academic promise as determined by high school transcript/ GPA.

AWARD DETAILS:

The AWF Scholarship Committee will select undergraduate students to receive college scholarships.  Awardees will receive $5,000 towards education expenses to attend city/community colleges or trade school or a $10,000 scholarship to students attending a 4 year university. Proof of acceptance must be submitted during the application process. The full amount of the award will be disbursed directly to the college at the beginning of the semester of their first college term.

FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS:

  • Award Amount - $5,000 scholarships towards city/community college or trade school. and $10,000 scholarships towards university education.

  • Application Deadline - Friday, May 18, 2019

  • Submission Postmark - Friday, May 18, 2019

  • Award Notification Date - Due to an overwhelming amount of applications, we have extended the award notification date to Friday, June 7, 2019

  • Renewability - Not eligible for renewal; award only available to rising college students.

  • Required to attend a specific college - No, all are qualified if accredited.

  • Proof of College Acceptance - Proof of acceptance must be submitted.

  • Award Disbursement - Awards will be disbursed directly to college or university financial aid office at the beginning of the first term of the school year.

  • Use of Awards - Awards will be directed by the recipient college or university to cover the student’s tuition, books, supplies, and housing costs. Any remaining unused portion of the award is retained by the college or university.

STILL HAVE QUESTIONS?

If you have further questions regarding the Angels Wings Foundation Thai Scholarship, please contact amelia@angelswingsfoundation.org.