Program Background

The goal of the OCAPICA Scholars Program is to increase the number of underserved Asian American and Pacific Islander high school students from Orange County in gaining access to higher education and to assist in the retention of such students already enrolled in colleges and universities. In addition to providing students ongoing academic, social, and emotional resources, the OCAPICA Scholars Program grants financial assistance in the form of scholarships to graduating seniors in OCAPICA’s Youth Programs who demonstrate significant merit in academics, workplace, and/or community involvement. This program is funded by the College Futures Foundation. 



Ashley Cheri, Program Director

Jody Cajudo, Program Coordinator

Kassie Tong, Program Coordinator


Agency Background

The Orange County Asian and Pacific Islander Community Alliance (OCAPICA) is dedicated to enhancing the health, and social and economic well-being of Asians and Pacific Islanders in Orange County, California. Established in 1997, OCAPICA works to improve and expand the community’s opportunities through service, education, advocacy, organizing and research. These community-driven activities seek to empower Asians and Pacific Islanders to define and control their lives and the future of their community.

OCAPICA Website: www.ocapica.org