Technical scholarship of around $27,000

The National Association of Asian American Professionals (NAAAP) and the Verizon Foundation are proud to offer the 2009 NAAAP/Verizon Scholarship program for Asian-American college students. The 2008-2009 program makes available $27,000 in scholarship funding for up to six selected applicants for educational purposes.

We invite you to read more about our new scholarship program and the application process below.

The Application and Recommendations must be submitted online only
The general deadline for the scholarship applications is Saturday, January 31, 2009 by 11:59 p.m. (EST). However, if your major or area of study is one of the below, your deadline is extended to Tuesday, February 17th, 2009 at 11:59 P.M. EST:

  • Computer Electronics
  • Computer Engineering
  • Computer Information Systems
  • Computer Programming
  • Computer Science
  • Electrical Engineering
  • Industrial Engineering
  • Information Technology
  • Management Information Systems
  • Mechanical Engineering
  • Network Administration

Please view our Frequently Asked Questions page to see commonly asked questions. If you have a question and don't see it listed here, please contact us at

Procedure for Students

Download the 2009 NAAAP/Verizon scholarship application. You will need Microsoft Excel 2000 or above to use the application template. The instructions for naming the file naming are provided. Email the complete file to

Please email recommendation letters to in either Microsoft Word or PDF format. We recommend that the recommendation letters be submitted separately from the application.

Procedure for Recommenders

Two Letters of Recommendation are required.

  1. Academic School Teacher/Advisor
  2. Community Service Leader/Organizer


  • Full-time student at an accredited college/university (United States)
  • Student in undergraduate studies as a sophomore (effective Feb. 1)
  • Must have 30 credit hours or more
  • Must have a cumulative GPA 3.00 or higher
  • Must be Asian/Asian American/Pacific Islander
  • Must be a permanent resident or U.S. citizen

All Applications will be reviewed by the NAAAP National Scholarship Committee.
A personal or telephone interview may be scheduled.

Notification: Final scholarship winners will be notified during the 4th week of February 2009. Additional information may be required before completing the award process.

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