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Congratulations to our
2021 APASWFL Scholarship 

2021 Recipients

Super High School Seniors!

It was another banner year for the 2021 APASWFL Scholarship even after we increased the minimum to a cumulative GPA 4.0. After diligent evaluations of our dedicated APASWFL Scholarship Committee, we qualified 11 outstanding Asian-American High School Seniors in Southwest Florida. Covid-19 CDC restrictions resulted in some High Schools to cancel in-person assemblies while others have creatively celebrated their Awards Night in their School Gymnasiums and outdoor fields.
   On May 4, 2021 at the Estero High School Awards Night Assembly, we awarded Madeline Clark (Chinese). On May 17, 2021 at the Barron Collier High School Awards Night Assembly in Naples, we awarded Lucas Bradshaw (Filipino) and Erick Tran (Vietnamese). On May 18, 2021 at the Gulf Coast Town Center Courtyard in Lee County, we awarded the following students; Olivia Villaverde (Chinese/Gulf Coast High School), Anay Naik (Indian/Fort Myers High School) and Katelyn Vong (Vietnamese/Riverdale High School). On May 20, 2021 at the Cape Coral High School Awards Night Assembly, we awarded the following students; Julia Lin (Chinese), Nicole Chang (Chinese Filipino), Kieu Dao (Vietnamese) and Louise Lin (Chinese). On May 24, 2021 at the Palmetto Ridge High School in Collier County, we awarded Alexis Amoyo (Filipino).
   On behalf of APASWFL Scholarship Committee, we would like to send a shout out of “THANK YOU” to all who attended, participated and supported the 2021 AsiaFest “Year of the Ox” Celebration on February 6, 2021. Our Special thanks to our 2021 Crowned Ms ASIAFEST Samantha Clements (Filipino), First Runner-up Cathy Le (Vietnamese) and Second Runner-up Lilly Van (Vietnamese). They are our ambassadress of Asian grace, knowledge and culture. All have greatly contributed to the APASWFL Scholarship Funds. Congratulations to all our APASWFL Scholarship Awardee! We would like to thank you, your family & friends who joined us, too.

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% 

Application and Essay must be submitted by email or mail.


APASWFL Scholarship

PO Box 8266

Naples, FL 34104

2024 Deadline: March 29, 2024

Scholarship Application
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