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APIASF: End of Read & Profiled Volunteer

posted Mar 14, 2015, 11:09 AM by Ezra Lockhart   [ updated Oct 31, 2015, 6:19 PM ]
Nine weeks later the scholarship read cycle comes to a close. I set a new goal for myself this year to read 225 applicants compared to a little over 80 last year. I achieved that goal and went beyond. Yesterday was the last day and my final total was 339! That is approximately 85 hours of volunteer work. I would estimate with three 500-word essays per applicant and letters of recommendation I read a few hundred words over 576,000. What an honor!

Again, I am proud to be in a position to evaluate future Asian & Pacific Islander American Scholars. Those awarded will be contacted in the upcoming months and I am excited to see who will be presented with this much earned financial assistance. I hope to see a few names I recognize. I wish all those who applied this year the best of luck.

3/19 UPDATE: APIASF released their March newsletter and I was profiled.

4/7 UPDATE: I received a lovely binder in the mail from Cecilia Marshall, Director of Scholarships, highlighting my 339 individual reviews and approximately 85 hours of volunteer work. Below are a few items from the binder including a certificate of appreciation.