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FASAE SoCal Scholarship Program

Isidoro Alimento Scholarship


A. Eligibility

1. To be eligible for consideration, an applicant must have Philippine parentage and must be working towards a Bachelor of Science degree in one of the following curriculum:

a. Architecture
b. Engineering
c. Landscape Architecture
d. Planning and Urban Design
e. Computer Science
f. Surveying
g. Construction Management


2. The applicant must be enrolled in any of the following designated schools:

a. University of California (UCLA, UC Irvine, UC Riverside, & UC San Diego)

b. California State University (CSU LA, CSU Northridge, CSU Long Beach, CSU Dominguez Hills, CSU Fullerton, CSU

    Pomona, CSU San Bernardino & CSU San Diego)

c. University of Southern California

d. DeVry University

e. Woodbury University

B. Applicant Qualification

  1. The applicant must be at least a sophomore and a full-time undergraduate student in good academic standing in the disciplines and universities listed above (see Section A).

  2. The applicant must be a U.S. Permanent Resident or U.S. citizen of Philippine extraction. Proofs of permanent residency or U.S. citizenship and Philippine parentage are required.

  3. The applicant must have a GPA of 2.50 or better out of possible 4.0 GPA for the last 2 consecutive quarters or semesters.

C. Selection Process

  1. Each applicant shall complete and submit a Isidoro Alimento Scholarship Applicant Data.

  2. Each applicant shall indicate the names of two personal references, including the relationship to the applicant, and contact phone numbers in the Scholarship Applicant Data. Please do not list relatives or close personal friends as a reference. The Committee will solicit input from those references

  3. Each applicant shall submit a typewritten Biography of no more than 2 pages long.

  4. Each applicant shall submit a brief write-up regarding his/her reason for needing financial assistance (typewritten and maximum of 1 page).

  5. Each applicant shall submit a maximum of a 2-page typewritten essay on the subject selected by the Scholarship Committee. The topic of the essay will change from year to year. For the 2019 essay please choose one of the following topics:

    • How can I help promote continuous interest among younger members of the Southern California Filipino American community in the fields of architecture, engineering, computer science, and related fields. 

    • What is your opinion on the idea for FASAE SoCal Chapter to require each selected Scholarship recipient to voluntarily become a Chapter Associate member within 2 years of his/her graduation, and further participating actively in the Chapter activities? Discuss the rationale for your opinion. 

  6. Each applicant shall submit proof of his/her GPA for the last 2 consecutive quarters or semesters. A copy of the official transcript of records is required.

  7.  Each applicant will be interviewed by the Scholarship Committee on subjects that are pertinent to the evaluation of the applicant. Failure to appear for the interview will result in the applicant receiving no points under Item D.1.c. below. 

D. Selection Factors

  1. All applications received will be graded on the basis of the following factors and their respective weighted percentages:

    • a. Essay ---------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------15 %

    • b. Biography --------------------------------------------------------------------------------------15 %

    • c. Personal Interview ----------------------------------------------------------------------------20 %

    • d. Reason for Need of Financial Assistance -----------------------------------------------25 %

    • e. GPA Rating (Based on the grades of last 2 quarters or semesters)---------------25 %

  2. In the event of a tie, it will be resolved by the Committee through a simple voting process. 

  3. Decisions made by the Scholarship Committee will be final.

E. Number and Amount of Scholarships

  1. For 2019, the scholarship amount will be a one-time award of One Thousand Dollars ($1,000) to the applicant receiving the highest total score. One runner-up will receive five hundred dollars ($500).

F. Instructions

  1. Download the Scholarship Applicant Data from FASAE SoCal website; open it with Adobe Acrobat. Interested applicants who do not have the ability to print the form may request a hard copy from any one of the contacts listed under section K below.

  2. Complete the Scholarship Applicant Data and submit the following documents with the application:

    • i. Proofs of permanent residency or U.S. citizenship, and Philippine parentage.

    • ii. A copy of the official transcript of records for the last 2 consecutive quarters or semesters.

    • iii. Biography (typewritten and maximum of 2 pages).

    • iv. A brief write-up regarding the reason for the need of financial assistance (typewritten and maximum of 1 page).

    • v. Essay on the topic of the applicant's choice (see Section C.5). This write-up shall be typewritten and no more than 2 pages long.

  3. Submit all required documents to:


The Filipino American Society of Architects and Engineers, SoCal Chapter

Attention: Scholarship Committee Chair

500 Carson Plaza Drive, Suite 201

Carson, CA 90746

G. Due Date

  1. Submittal packages shall arrive no later than 4:30 PM on Friday, July 5, 2019 at the address above.

  2. The interview is tentatively scheduled for Friday, July 19, 2019, at P.A. Arca Engineering office at 500 Carson Plaza Dr., Suite #201 Carson, CA 90746. Each applicant will be contacted in the period from July 15th to July 19th (tentative dates) to schedule and confirm his/her attendance.

H. Announcement of 2019 Winner

  1. Winners will be announced during the period of August 6, 2019 through August 9, 2019. Winner and runner-up will be notified by e-mail or phone.

I. Award of Scholarship

  1. The scholarship will be awarded during the FASAE SoCal Induction on Saturday, August 10, 2019 at the Long Beach Marriott.

J. Additional Requirements

  1. The scholarship recipient will be automatically included as a student member for a year at no charge to the student. the recipient will be required to attend at least one General Membership Meeting and at least one regular Board Meeting. Board meetings are normally held on the first Thursday of every month. The schedule of the General Membership Meetings will be announced later.

K. Contacts

  1. The following individuals may be contacted for further information:

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