I am glad to be one of the recipients of APIASF (Asian & Pacific Islander American Scholarship Fund) scholarship this year. It is a affirmation of my hard work at my community college and it motivates me to keep it forward. APIASF has been strengthening the Asian and Pacific Islander American community for more than 10 years. It partners with many companies and funds to provide many different types of scholarships, networking opportunities and career resources to help students to succeed academically and in their career. While many of target schools of its scholarships are community colleges, it focuses on the underserved APIA scholars who are of low socioeconomic status, first in their families to attend college and have placed strong emphasis on community service and leadership as well as solid academic achievement. I am grateful for the initiative of this scholarship fund, which has empowered many lives of minority students in the U.S., and has motivated to succeed and give back to the community. If you would like to know more about their missions and are interested in applying to their scholarships, please visit their website for more information: http://www.apiasf.org/.