On Wednesday, Nov. 16, many seniors of Asian American ethnicity from Southwest Career and Technical Academy will attend a scholarship orientation at Clark High School hosted by the Asian Chamber of Commerce’s William “Bill” Endow Scholarship. The workshop is a mandatory prerequisite in order to apply for the scholarship.
“It’s the first time I’ve ever heard of a scholarship that requires for students to go to a meeting as a requirement to enter, but that will show which people are actually determined to earn it,” Nicole Liscano says.
The purpose of the scholarship is to honor Asian American students with high achievements and aspirations, as well as those who demonstrate strong leadership and character. The foundation will award 15 students $2,000 scholarships each year.
“The foundation is generous with its number of awards, and I can tell that they want to give away scholarships to people who deserve the money,” admits Jennifer Lee.
Clark High School is located at 4291 Pennwood Ave. Two informational meetings will be held at 2 p.m. and 3:30 p.m., and students are advised to be punctual.