College of Agriculture & Natural Resources

CAPAL’s Public Service Scholarship Program

Sponsor: Conference on Asian Pacific American Leadership  |  Application Deadline: February 28, 2017

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Scholarship Description

CAPAL’s Public Service Scholarship Program awards scholarships to undergraduate or graduate students who will be serving in unpaid public service internships (nonprofit or government) this summer in the Washington, D.C. metropolitan region. The scholarships are intended to enable outstanding students with leadership potential to intern full-time and learn about ways to influence public policy in their local communities and the APA community. Recipients of the CAPAL scholarships are responsible for securing their own public service internships.

CAPAL will also mentor all scholars and provide guidance in transitioning to Washington, D.C. including how to locate housing, how to navigate the city, and how to make the best of their summer in the nation’s capital.

The CAPAL-MAASU Public Service Scholarship will be awarded to an undergraduate student enrolled at a school that is a member of the Midwest Asian American Students Union (MAASU) or a school located in the following Midwestern states: Colorado, Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Kansas, Michigan, Minnesota, Missouri, Nebraska, North Dakota, Ohio, Oklahoma, South Dakota, and Wisconsin. All eligible scholarship applicants will be considered for the CAPAL-MAASU scholarship. 

Eligibility Requirements

The following are required to apply:

1. Resume

2. Current Transcript (official or unofficial)

3. Personal Statement: Please provide a statement of purpose that addresses your interest in public service and the internship(s) to which you have applied and for which you are requesting CAPAL Scholarship support. In describing your previous educational, community, and professional experiences, tell us how you have demonstrated leadership and how your past experiences have influenced your long-term career goals. How will your summer internship experience advance these goals, and how will you use the experiences and knowledge gained this summer to better the APA community and your local community? Please limit your statement to 750 words or less. 

4. Letter of Recommendation: Please upload a scanned and signed letter that includes the recommender's contact information. Letters may also be sent to If your letter will be sent by email, please make sure your recommender puts your name is in the subject line of the email. 

5. Statement of Financial Need: Please give a brief statement of your financial need. List sources of income for the summer, including internship stipends, if any. Please provide a list of 
all loans, grants, scholarships and other sources of financial aid that you received for the academic year.

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