APIQWTC Scholarship

General Information:

Write your personal statement as you cuddle up by the fireplace this winter for a chance at the APIQWTC scholarship! Warm up your mouse pads for a shot at $750 towards your education as you juggle family, community, and school. This is the scholarship for you, API queer women and transfolks, who hit the picket line in addition to finishing your readings. It’s never too early to start preparing your applications and asking for references. Don’t let the February deadline pass you by. E-mail amy@apiqwtc.org with any questions.

APIQWTC (Asian Pacific Islander Queer Women and Transgender Community) is a community of more than ten organizations in the San Francisco Bay Area providing support and community for nearly 800 queer Asian and Pacific Islander individuals. The APIQWTC scholarship supports queer API women and transgender people in their pursuit of technical/professional training or higher education. The scholarship hopes to recognize those who are active in the community and encourage future leaders. APIQWTC will be awarding scholarships of $750 to two Asian/Pacific Islander lesbian, bisexual, or queer women or transgender individuals pursuing technical/professional training or an undergraduate/graduate degree.


Current students in a certificate or degree-granting program as well as high school seniors and other future students about to matriculate into certificate or degree-granting program in summer 2014 or fall 2014 are eligible to apply. Applicants should demonstrate academic commitment as well as community involvement.

Application Process:

Please submit:

  • A cover letter

  • A resume or c.v.

  • A two-page double-spaced personal statement. The personal statement should address community involvement and future goals. How has your cultural heritage, sexual orientation, and/or gender identity influenced your life and any activities in which you have been involved? Discuss any relevant experiences up to the present and how you see yourself involved in the community in the future, either through your career or otherwise.

  • An official transcript

  • At least one but no more than two letters of recommendation. Letter(s) of reference should come from an instructor, employer, academic counselor, coach, community leader, or any other individual not related to you who is familiar with your personal, academic, or leadership qualities.


Please submit statements and resumes/c.v.’s electronically no later than 7pm February 12, 2014. Letters and transcripts must be postmarked by February 12, 2014.

Additional Information:

Send statement and resume/CV as electronic attachments to:  sueyoshi@sfsu.edu

Send letter(s) and transcripts to:

Amy Sueyoshi, Associate Dean

            College of Ethnic Studies/San Francisco State University

            1600 Holloway Avenue, San Francisco, CA  94132

Feel free to direct any questions to Amy Sueyoshi at sueyoshi@sfsu.edu.