Philippine American Chamber of Commerce of Oregon (PACCO) Scholarship Program

The Philippine American Chamber of Commerce of Oregon (PACCO) awards two types of scholarships with amounts of $500 and $1500 each depending on the scholarship type. The $1,500 award is for youth that are low income and the $500 award is for academic achievement and leadership performance.

Applicants need to be students of Filipino-American descent according to scholarship guidelines and requirements.

Future Connect Scholarship Program

  • Amount: $1,500
  • Number of Awards: 5
  • Applicants need to be students of Filipino-American descent according to scholarship guidelines and requirements.
  • Youth must graduate from high school or earn a GED the year the scholarship is awarded from the following public school districts or alternative schools: Portland Public, Centennial, David Douglas, Parkrose, and Reynolds.
  • Youth have the option of entering a two year or four year college.
  • Youth that are low-income or youth that have barriers to success are the targeted population.
  • Youth must attend one of the Future Connect college partner institutions: Portland Community College, Clackamas Community College, Mt. Hood Community College, Portland State University or Lewis and Clark

PACCO Regular College Scholarship Program

Scholarships are awarded to recognize volunteer work, extra-curricular activities as well as academic achievement. PACCO Scholarship committee will select recipients based on the following criteria:  number of community volunteer service hours; leadership awards and honors; appraisal/recommendation completed by a supervisor, leader or  teacher; an essay and a grade point average of 3.00 or better and financial need

  • Amount: $500
  • Number of Awards: 4
  • High school seniors or current college students of Filipino descent, legal resident of Oregon and SW Washington are eligible to apply.
  • Applicants must enroll in a  full-time undergraduate course of study at any accredited two- or four-year college, university, or vocational/technical school in Oregon or SW Washington.

Application Requirements:

  • Completed Application Form
  • A short essay no more than 500 words written by the applicant: “Importance of College Education”
  • Two letters of Recommendations

How to Apply

  • For complete eligibility information and/or to download an application form, visit the PACCO Web site.
  • Applications can be sent or hand delivered to: Philippine American Chamber of Commerce (PACCO). Attn: 2014 PACCO College Scholarship. 5424 N. Michigan Street Portland, Oregon 97217 Phone: (503) 285-1994(503) 285-1994

Deadline: March

Schoolyear: Deadline

  • 2014-2015:  03/15/2014

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