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2023 APASWFL Scholarship Recipients

It was an amazing year for 2023 APASWFL Scholarship Awards with increased high caliber student applications.  We have students with a weighted average GPA over 6.0.  After evaluating 11 applicants with their GPAs, Acceptance Letters, volunteering histories, resumes, our dedicated APASWFL Scholarship Committee has finalized 5 finalists: Yashfin Rahman of Riverdale High School, Justin Wang of Gulf Coast High School, Rebekan Winborn of Fort Myers High School, Angela Yu of Barron Collier High School, and Bryan Zhao of Fort Myers High School.  APASWFL President Frank Zhou and Treasurer Rovvy Jaikaran presented those scholarships at various Awards nights at each high school.  On May 18th, 2023, APASWFL hosted a scholarship banquet at AZN restaurant at Mercato, Naples to celebrate the achivements from those outstanding students and their parents (unsung heroes!)  Congratulations to all our APASWFL Scholarship Awardees! We would like to thank you for your hard work and wish you the best for your college life.  Don't forget to come back and visit southwest Florida and contribute back to APA of Southwest Florida in many ways!

2023 Recipients

Congratulations to our
2021 APASWFL Scholarship 

2021 Recipients
2020 Recipients

2020 APASWFL Scholarship Recipients

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APASWFL College Scholarship Application Process

Application Submissions will be accepted in spring of 2024.

2024 Deadline: March 29, 2024

Application Process

Our Purpose

The Asian Professionals Association of SWFL would like to assist and encourage promising Asian-American High School Students in Charlotte, Lee & Collier Counties of SW Florida who seek higher educational opportunities. Scholarship Awards will assist students to pay for college tuition, room & board and/or other costs incurred at any accredited institution of higher learning. The number and value of awards will be determined based on the availability of funds.  Scholarship Award recipients will be evaluated on the basis of academic achievements, commitment to community services, essay and final review by the Scholarship Committee.


  • Asian-American students at public, private or parochial high schools in Collier, Lee or Charlotte County (Florida), graduating high school in 2022. Candidates will be entering their first year of college in 2022.

  • Must be a US Citizen or US Permanent Resident.

  • Must have a cumulative GPA 4.0, include transcripts of SAT and/or ACT test scores.

  • Essay Required Topic: Family Heritage Influence.

  • Letters of Recommendations from teachers, mentors, guidance counselors & others are not required but will be considered.

Application Instructions

PART I: Complete the Questionnaire. Incomplete forms will not be processed.

PART II: Attach one Essay (minimum 500 words, double-spaced with your name in upper right corner) with the following topics.

  • How has your Family Heritage, History, or Culture influenced who you are?

  • What hopes and/or goals do you have for your future?

Essay Judging Criteria    

  • Theme & Content 50% - relevance, insight, thoroughness & validity of ideas

  • Organization & Development 20% - logical development & clarity

  • Grammar & Mechanics 20%

  • Style 10% 

Scholarship Application
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