GAPA Foundation Scholarships

The purpose of the GAPA Foundation Scholarship is to celebrate and reward outstanding scholar activists who are making a positive impact on the API and LGBTQ communities. High school seniors, undergraduate, graduate, and trade/vocational school students are encouraged to apply.

The GAPA Foundation Scholarship will range from $1000–$5000, and several scholarships may be awarded in a calendar year. In addition, one outstanding applicant will be awarded the Donald Masuda Memorial Scholarship (co-funded by the Lacuna Giving Circle).

Annual Amount

$1,000 $5,000

Additional Selection Criteria

What are the minimum eligibility requirements for this scholarship?
You must be attending in a post-secondary institution in the United States in the fall of 2019. They invite high school seniors, undergraduate, and graduate students to apply. The application is open to students who attend community college, university, and trade/vocational school. Applicants should have a strong history of activism within the API and/or LGBTQ communities; however, applicants do not need to identify as either to apply.

Application Process

For application, go to: and click on the Apply Now link/button.

*As part of the application process, several documents are attached to the application. Google Forms requires the use of a Google Account to use this feature.

Eligible candidates must complete an application form by answering short response questions, one essay prompt. They must also provide the following supporting documentation:

  • Current/most recent academic transcript(s)

  • One letter of recommendation from a teacher, school administrator, counselor, employer, or community leader highlighting your community activism and leadership skills.

Applications are due on June 30, 2019 at 11:59:59 PM PDT. Late applications will be not considered.

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June 30, 2019

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