Philippine-American Association of Madison & Neighboring Areas


PAMANA SCHOLARSHIP

A program awarded to selected graduating high school seniors of PAMANA members.

 


PAMANA SCHOLARS



2019

Ethan Gonzales

University of Wisconsin, Madison, WI

Graduated from James Madison Memorial High School, Madison, WI


Jianna Llanto

University of Wisconsin, Madison, WI

Graduated from Verona Area High School, Verona, WI





2018

Astrid Harrison

University of Wisconsin, Madison, WI
Graduated from Waunakee High School, Waunakee, WI

Marianne Gale Pagas

University of Wisconsin, Madison, WI

Graduated from James Madison Memorial High School, Madison, WI


2017

Jillian Ybanez

University of Notre Dame, Notre Dame, IN

Graduated from Verona Area High School, Verona, WI


 

2016

Jai Becker

University of Wisconsin, Whitewater, WI

Graduated from Waunakee High School, Waunakee, WI

2015

John B. Matthews

University of Wisconsin, Madison, WI

Graduated from Edgewood High School, Madison, WI

2014

Samuel Plutchak

Lake Forest College, Lake Forest, IL

Graduated from Joseph A. Craig High School, Janesville, WI

Crystal McGuire

Kirkwood Community College, Iowa City, IA

Graduated from George Washington High School, Cedar Rapids, IA




PAMANA SCHOLARSHIP PROGRAM 


PAMANA Scholarship Application Deadline:  April 15th of each scholarship award period

If you have a child/children who is/are graduating in the Spring season and bound for college, this scholarship grant program is for you.


Eligibility:

Dependent children of PAMANA members of at least one year are eligible to apply for scholarships. Dependent children include unmarried, natural or legally adopted children, stepchildren, and any other children for whom the member has been appointed legal guardian. High school seniors with one year or less remaining until graduation are eligible to apply. All children must be under the age of 24. The program supports a wide range of educational options, including vocational and technical training, associate and bachelor’s degrees. Scholarships are offered for a full-time study (as defined by the academic institution) at an accredited institution registered with US Department of Education.

For questions, send email to PAMANA at PAMANA.Madison@gmail.com

Download the PAMANA Scholarship Application Form  HERE




PAMANA SCHOLARSHIP GUIDELINES

(Rev. June 12, 2019)

           I.        GUIDELINES AND DESCRIPTION

      PAMANA has established a scholarship program to assist its members’ children who plan to continue their education in college. The program supports a wide range of educational options, including vocational and technical training, associate and bachelor’s degrees. Scholarships are offered for a full-time study (as defined by the academic institution) at an accredited institution registered with US Department of Education.

               II.     ELIGIBILITY OF APPLICANTS 

          Dependent children of PAMANA members of at least one year are eligible to apply for scholarships. Dependent children include unmarried, natural or legally adopted children, stepchildren, and any other children for whom the member has been appointed legal guardian. High school seniors with one year or less remaining until graduation are eligible to apply. All children must be under the age of 24.

          III.   SUBMISSION OF APPLICATIONS

          Interested students must complete the application and have a current, complete official transcript of grades mailed from the educational institution to the Scholarship Committee postmarked no later than April 15. Online transcripts and grade reports are not acceptable. Applicants will receive acknowledgment of receipt of their application via e-mail and/or postal mail. Applicants should ensure applications are complete, legible, and signed.

          Applicants are responsible for gathering and submitting all necessary information no later than April 15th, and no earlier than December 1st of the same scholastic year. Applications are evaluated on the information supplied; therefore, the applicants are expected to answer all questions as completely as possible.

          Incomplete applications will not be evaluated. All information received is considered confidential and is reviewed only by the Scholarship Committee.

            A.     Application Package must include the following:
          a.  Student Information Form (ensure phone number and e-mail address is current)

          b.  School Activity Information Form

          c.  Essay (applicant's full name in the upper right hand corner of each page)

          d. Two letters of recommendation

          e.  Signed Signature Form

          f.  Official transcripts (signed and mailed in sealed envelope directly to PAMANA from the high school)

          g.  Acceptance letter from educational institution

            B.     Postal, email addresses and Inquiries

          a.  Completed applications are mailed directly to:

          PAMANA Scholarship Committee

          PO Box 5013

          Madison, WI 53705-0013

          b.  Inquiries regarding applications and the scholarship program may be sent via e-mail to:

          PAMANA.Madison@gmail.com

          (Indicate “Scholarship” in the subject heading)

                    IV.  SELECTION OF RECIPIENTS

              The PAMANA Scholarship Committee shall not discriminate based on race, color, sex, national or ethnic origin, or religious preference. Awards are granted based on performance in and out of school. Scholarship recipients are selected based on academic record (no minimum GPA required), character, demonstrated leadership or leadership potential, participation in school and community activities (preferably volunteered to at least one (1) PAMANA event), honors, work experience, statement of goals and aspirations. Financial need is not a criterion for consideration. The Scholarship Committee makes selection of recipients. All applicants agree to accept the decision of the Scholarship Committee as final.

               

              If a potential conflict of interest arises where a member of the scholarship committee has any personal relation, financial incentive, or other underlying interest in any of the scholarship applicants, then that committee member shall abstain from the selection process.

               

              If the Committee’s decision resulted in an even number of votes, the Scholarship Committee Advisor shall participate in the decision making to get the majority of votes.


              Not all applicants to the program will be selected as recipients. Results will be released via postal mail or e-mail to applicants by June 30th.

                      V.     PAYMENT OF SCHOLARSHIP AWARDS     
                    Award is for one year only. When selected, recipient will receive a $250 minimum award during the summer prior to his/her first year in college. Award will be granted by July 31st. Check will be made payable to recipient’s name and will be mailed to recipient’s home address. Awarding could also be made before July 31st upon agreement with the recipient and Scholarship Committee.

                      Award value is also dependent on available funds. The Scholarship Chair and PAMANA Treasurer are responsible for monitoring the committee budget through quarterly summaries provided by the Treasurer.

                      The Committee will not be under obligation to distribute funds if no suitable applicants are found in any given period.

                               VI.  OBLIGATIONS OF THE RECIPIENTS

                          Recipients have no financial obligation to PAMANA. They are, however, required to supply the Scholarship Committee with complete transcripts when requested and to notify the Scholarship Committee of any changes of address, school enrollment, or other relevant information. Scholarship recipients consent to have their identities, including name and photos, disclosed to PAMANA members.


                          Download the complete PAMANA Scholarship Guidelines  HERE





                          History

                          The program was initiated by PAMANA board member Jun Gonzales in 2011.  In 2012, an ad hoc committee was formed to develop the guidelines.  The concept was launched during the 2012 Kasuotang Pilipino Scholarship Benefit Show. In 2013, the PAMANA Executive Board approved the guidelines and the following year a Scholarship Review Committee was formed.  During events PAMANA typically designates a portion of funds raised towards the Scholarship Fund.  Members and friends can also designate their donation to specifically go to the Scholarship Fund. 


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