The Filipino American Association of Kodiak would like to invite you to apply to the
Fil-Am Scholarship for the 2019-2020 academic year. Fil-Am Association of Kodiak is
a non-profit organization that serves and advocates for the Filipino community in
areas including but not limited to cultural, political, educational, and general events
to support the Fil-Am Scholarship and other local and international projects.
Fil-Am was established in 1985. It became inactive for a short period of time. In
2010, Mary Guilas-Hawver with a few Fil-Am leaders, revitalized the organization and
became an active and respectable organization once again. Mary is the Board President
and the Chairman of the Scholarship Committee.
Must be a senior at Kodiak High School or a continuing education student
Must be of Filipino descent
Must have a 3.0 accumulative GPA
Must be a resident of Kodiak, Alaska
Must be pursuing a 4-year higher education degree
Write a total of 500-800 word essay on the topics:
What is your greatest achievement to date? Any of it related to the Filipino American
What are your future career plans/goals?
What are some barriers toward accomplishing your career goals?
What are you going to do about these barriers?
What does it mean to be a Filipino in Kodiak, Alaska or in the USA?
Complete the scholarship application available below
Submit a cover letter
Submit two letters of recommendation with a recent date (2019 academic year)
Submit your scholarship packet (essay, cover letter, letters of recommendation, and
unofficial transcript) to Nancy Castro, Financial Aid Coordinator at Kodiak College,
and address the scholarship:
Fil-Am Association of Kodiak Scholarship CommitteeAttn: Mary Guilas-Hawver, Chairman 117 Benny Benson DriveKodiak, AK 99615
For more information please contact Mary Guilas–Hawver at 907-481-2423 or via email
at email@example.com or firstname.lastname@example.org
DUE DATE: Friday, March 22, 2019 at 5:00 p.m. for Fall 2019 semester