APIO Scholarships 2014
Deadline to apply is April 30!
APIO is offering three scholarships this year. We are currently accepting applications until April 30, 2014.
Please share to those you think would be interested. Thank you!
For more information, contact:
Coshocton County Service Center
USDA-Natural Resources Conservation Service
2013 APIO Scholarship Winners Announced
The APIO Scholarship committee has made a decision on the 2013 APIO Scholarship recipients:
Cha Yang is a graduate student seeking a master’s in environmental management with a concentration in water resource management from Duke University and will be receiving the $1000 scholarship award.
Aleysia-Rae Kaha is an undergraduate majoring in agro-ecology from University of Hawaii at Hilo and will be receiving the $1500 scholarship award.
Melissa Blando is a graduate student with a focus on ecology in the department of biology from San Diego State University and will be receiving the $2000 scholarship award.
Gina Schworm & Reese Libby
2013 Committee Co-Chairs
2012 APIO Scholarship Winners Announced
Carolyn Wong was selected for the $1,000 award. She is working on her Master degree in Rangeland Science. She was born and raised in Hawaii and attended University of Hawaii at Hilo and began working for NRCS after she graduated with an Ag degree. She was also involved with the NRCS internship program as well. She is a dedicated and hard worker for NRCS in the Waimea field office as the Resource Conservationist.
Lan Ngo was selected for the $1,500 award. She is very interested in environmental science and is currently enrolled at UC Berkeley and would like to work NRCS in natural resource management. She does extremely well in her class work at UC Berkley, has excellent work experience, and is very involved in her community and other extra-curricular activities involving API organizations. She is scheduled to graduate in December 2012 and is very interested in working for the NRCS in California, Oregon, or Louisiana.
Michelle Du was selected for the $2,000 award. She has been working on her Ag Science degree at Cal Poly Pomona and will be graduating July 2013. She comes highly recommended because of her organizational skills, leadership qualities and positive attitude. She has a degree in economics from UCLA. This combination is something special and she wants to work for NRCS when she graduates in California, Hawaii or Florida.
This year we had some extremely talented candidates for the APIO scholarship. It was a hard decision on the selection process but the 2012 scholarship committee did a tremendous job in selecting these three. The APIO is proud of all the applicants and wishes them success in their careers.
Gina Schworm & Reese Libby
2012 Scholarship Committee Co-Chairs
2011 APIO Scholarship Winners Announced
Stephen H Uramoto was selected for the $1,000 award. He has a keen interest in his Japanese roots and his major in environmental science and economics may be considered less traditional than normal but, none-the-less is considered very appropriate for the direction of the NRCS. He is a freshman at Whitman College, is well rounded, does well in his classes, and comes highly recommended. He would like to be considered for employment with the agency in California, Washington, or Hawaii.
Winnie W.Y. Siauw was selected for the $1,500 award. She is very interested in natural resource management as an environmental engineer, does extremely well in her class work at USC, has received many awards, has excellent work experience, and is very involved in her community and other extra-curricular activities. She is scheduled to graduate in May 2012 and is very interested in working for the NRCS in California, Colorado, or Virginia.
Marie Sina Faatuala was selected for the $2,000 award. She has a unique understanding of the Samoan culture and its relationship to the natural environment. She comes highly recommended because of her positive attitude and "can-do" spirit and her team-work mentality. She does very well in her classes and received an AS Degree at American Samoa Community College. She is scheduled to receive her BS, in 2012, with a major in general agriculture at UH Hilo, with an emphasis on agro-ecology and environmental quality. She would like to be considered for employment with the NRCS in American Samoa, Hawaii, or California.
R. D. Fischer & Ben Vinateiro
2010 APIO Scholarships Announced
Scholarship Chairman David Fischer announced that the following exceptional students received scholarships for 2010:
Pa Kou Yang - California State University - Fresno
Angela Renee Phan - Southern Illinois University - Edwardsville, and
Seeseei Toa � University of Hawaii - Hilo.
Congratulations to our 2009 Scholarship Winners!
Three more outstanding students received APIO scholarships in 2009:
- Wallace H. Jennings III, is a Junior at New Mexico State University pursuing a degree in Agriculture and Community Development
- Minh N. Nguyen, is a Freshman at Univeristy of California - Santa Barbara interested in Environmental Geology
- Akshay Hari, is an entering Freshman at the University of Pittsburg in engineering.
2008 APIO Scholarship Winners Announced!
Three deserving students are recipients of APIO scholarships. They are:
Nick Bartido, Delta College
Semona Ann Igama, University of Arizona
Andrea Johnson, CSU Stanislaus
Congratulations, Nick, Semona and Andrea!
We hope to have more information about the students soon.
2007 APIO Scholarship Recipients
During the 2007 Training Conference, APIO awarded four scholarships to encourage students in the Natural Resource Fields. APIO provided $1,000 to each student.
2007's awardees were the following talented students:
Manila Khounchaleun, Concordia College, Minnesota
Phuong Ly, California State Polytechnic University, Pomona, California
Mayku Vang, University of Wisconsin, River Falls, Wisconsin
Angela Tugaoen , Arizona State University Polytechnic Campus