The program is an outgrowth of The Times’s commitment to fostering a well-informed society.We strongly believe in the lifelong benefits that a college education can impart, and we are pleased to assist and encourage promising students seeking that opportunity.
My parents’ work ethic and daily struggles continue to serve as an inspiration for me to strive for a relevant and meaningful education and profession—and to be the first in my family to receive a graduate degree.
Thanks to my parents’ encouragement, I was able to graduate cum laude at UCLA with a Psychology and Asian American Studies double major and an Education minor. further catapulted me to work on issues of student and community empowerment.
My life, however, as an SFSU graduate student and as a working class immigrant Pilipina American who has supported herself since age 18—speak of a different experience.
Watching both my parents slave over 12 hour working days, seven days a week in menial labor jobs just to make rent for a one bedroom apartment was my reality as a child.
Each scholarship will be renewable annually for up to four years of study as long as the student maintains a good academic record and makes normal progress toward a degree.
Applications for the 2019 New York Times College Scholarship are now closed.
Preference will be given to students whose parents have not graduated from accredited American four-year colleges or universities.
Applicants must be citizens or permanent residents of the United States.
As a graduating senior I was also recognized with the UCLA Chancellor Service Award, the Pilipino Graduation Enlightenment Award and A. We worked to retain students on academic difficulty and to readmit dismissed students through peer counseling, mentorship, academic workshops, and student initiated seminars.
Magazine’s Top 10 Student Leader in the Nation for initiating my own community service tutorial project in South Central, Los Angeles – a poor, urban and underserved community. Because of my work at the Student Retention Center and the greater Los Angeles community, I was also invited to participate in the Committee for Pilipino American Studies Conference at UC Berkeley and the RAND Collaborative on Pilipino Health, Education and Development. program and my professional goal of being a university professor in the field of Education and Ethnic Studies - two fields which have direct impact and relevancy to underserved, immigrant youth.