Guam – Anrea Goolian, a student at Guam Community College from Yap State, has been awarded a $2,500 scholarship from the Asian & Pacific Islander American Scholarship Fund.
Ms. Goolian, who graduated from Yap State High School in June and came to Guam in August, applied for and received the APIASF/Hilton Scholarship because of her chosen major, Tourism.
“I was really happy when I heard I received the scholarship,” said Goolian. “I need the money for school,” she added.
Goolian also received a scholarship from Yap State to attend GCC. She plans to transfer to the University of Guam or possibly Hawaii to earn her baccalaureate degree, and then return home to Yap to help upgrade the tourism industry there.
“We are thrilled for Anrea,” said Jayne Flores, GCC Asst. Director of Communications & Promotions. “The APIASF scholarship is one of several that we encourage our students to pursue. These opportunities exist to help them pay for school, but often, we find that students do not apply. We always encourage them to look on our web site for scholarship opportunities, because this free money is available, as Anrea now knows.”
The APIASF Scholarship Program is available to students of Asian or Pacific Islander ethnicity who are U.S. citizens, nationals, or legal permanent residents. The have to be enrolled in an accredited higher education institution, have a minimum GPA of 2.7, and have applied for federal financial aid through the FAFSA, or the Free Application for Federal Student Aid.
The Asian & Pacific Islander American Scholarship Fund includes scholarship opportunities provided by AT&T, BBCN Bank, Coca-Cola Foundation, Darden Restaurants, FedEx, Frances Sonn Nam Memorial Scholarship, Hilton, NBC Universal, Sodexo Foundation, Southern California Edison, Target, Toyota, and Wells Fargo. Most of the scholarships are $2,500 awards, some for one year, and some for two years.