APIQWTC Scholarship

DEADLINE: February 10, 2019


APIQWTC (Asian and Pacific Islander Queer Women and Transgender Community) is an organization in the San Francisco Bay Area providing support and community for nearly 800 queer and trans Asian and Pacific Islander individuals. The APIQWTC scholarship supports queer Asian and Pacific Islander 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 $2500 each 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 2019 or Fall 2019 are eligible to apply. Applicants should demonstrate academic commitment as well as community involvement.


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.diploma

Please submit statements and resumes/c.v.’s electronically no later than 11:59 pm Pacific time, February 10, 2019. Letters and transcripts must be postmarked by or before February 10, 2019.

Send statement and resume/CV as electronic attachments to: 

Send letter(s) and transcripts to:

Junior Claros
P.O. Box 31872
San Francisco, CA  94131

Feel free to direct any questions to Junior Claros at 

The selection committee reserves the right to not award the scholarships if an appropriate applicant can not be identified.


Please Donate – APIQWTC Scholarship Fund

Past Scholarship Awardees