CAPAL Scholarship

Who Is Eligible:


The Conference on Asian Pacific American Leadership (CAPAL) is a 501(c)(3) non-profit, non-partisan educational organization dedicated to building leadership and public policy knowledge within the Asian Pacific American (APA) community. Its mission is to promote APA interests and success in public service careers, to provide information and education on policy issues affecting the APA community, and to serve the APA community at large.



For the Scholarship Program CAPAL is offering scholarships from $2,000-$3,000 plus a $500 travel stipend for individuals working in unpaid public service internships (nonprofit/government) this summer in the Washington, DC metropolitan region.  Students will be considered based on financial need and will be required to disclose any other funding sources received.


Demonstrated commitment to public service, including service to the Asian Pacific American community; GPA of 3.0 or higher. All current students and all majors are welcome to apply.  


1. Resume

2. Transcript

3. Personal Statement Please provide a statement of purpose that addresses the following 
questions. Please limit your statement to 750 words or less. 
a. What internship have you applied to for which you are requesting CAPAL Scholarship support? 
b. What are your long-term career goals? How will your summer internship experience advance those goals? 
 c. Describe your previous educational, community work, and internship experiences. Please explain how these experiences have influenced your long-term career goals, and how you demonstrated leadership during those experiences. 

 d. How will you use the experiences and knowledge gained during your summer to better the APA community and your local community?

4. Two letters of recommendation: Please upload scanned and signed letters with your recommenders' contact information.

5. Statement of Financial Need: Give a brief statement of your financial need. List 2013 sources of income
for the summer, including internship stipends, if any. Please provide a list of
all loans, grants, scholarships and other sources of financial aid that
you received for the 2017-2018 academic year.


Deadline: 02/28/2018
Amount: $3,000
How to apply:

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Conference on Asian Pacific American Leadership