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Samoan Scholarship Application


Ten (10) $1,000 scholarships will be awarded to this year’s high school seniors who are of Samoan or part-

Samoan heritage and plan to enroll in a 2-year or 4-year college/university for Fall 2024 Semester. The scholarships are sponsored by the Samoan Cultural Celebration Committee, a group affiliated with the Asia Pacific Culture Center (APCC) in Tacoma, Washington. Seniors attending high schools in the State of Washington are encouraged to apply.


  1. Please fill out the online form below.

  2. Please CLICK HERE to download a PDF file of the application if you do not wish to submit your application online.

    1. Completed applications can be printed and mailed to: “2024 Samoan Scholarships, ATTN: Lua Pritchard, Executive Director, APCC” in the subject line, address: 3513 East Portland Avenue, Tacoma, WA 98404.

  3. You may also email your completed PDF application to


If you have any questions, contact Vaelupemaua Talamoni at 253-383-3900 or her cell at 253-449-7454. You can also contact Daniel Pritchard at 253-241-8700,


Applications are also available with Senior Counselors of your high schools, church Pastors, and from the APCC Center at 3513 East Portland Avenue, Tacoma, WA 98404..

  • Must be of Samoan or part-Samoan heritage

  • Senior attending any high school in the State of Washington

  • Minimum 3.0 cumulative GPA

  • Letter of Acceptance to a 2- or 4-year college, university, or trade school

  • Complete the entire application and the attached (3) three Essay Questions.

  • Provide a certified high school transcript, to be mailed by the high school to: Please hand deliver to APCC asap.

  • Two letters of Recommendation from any school official (teacher, counselor, or coach), church official, or community member who knows you well.

  • The application package is due July 10, 2024

  • July 10, 2024, at 5pm: Application packet due date

  • July 11, 2024: Applications Review by Scholarship Committee

  • July 11, 2024: Final Selection of Scholarship Recipients

  • July 12, 2024: Notification to Recipients via mail and email

Successful applicants will be announced and presented their awards during the Event Programs and must attend to be awarded and acknowledged. If you are unable to attend with a valid reason, you may designate your parent(s) to accept your award on your behalf. You will be notified of the event with instructions by mail and a phone call follow-up from the Scholarship Committee.


Note that in addition to your scholarship awards, you and your (2) parents will be special guests at the Samoan Cultural Celebration Dinner Banquet on July 28, 2023. The location and time of this event will be announced in your

Scholarship Awards Letter and notification.



Samoan Scholarship Awards Committee

Attn: Faaluaina Pritchard, Executive Director

Asia Pacific Cultural Center

3513 East Portland Avenue, Tacoma, WA 98404

Samoan Scholarship Application
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