The Lily Pabilona Emerging Entrepreneur Scholarship recognizes Asian American high school, graduate and post-graduate students pursuing a career in entrepreneurship. To be eligible, applicants must: have a 3.0 GPA; be of at least 25% Asian and/or Pacific Islander ethnicity; be a citizen, national or legal permanent resident of the US; have demonstrated leadership abilities through participation in community service, extracurricular, or other activities; not be a family member of a board member; own/operate a business; and provide a business plan and/or a link to business website along with all relevant social media accounts.
Selection is based on a rating system judged in five major categories. The candidate with the highest combined cumulative points will receive the scholarship. These categories are: quality of content submission (essay, artistic portfolio); academic performance; leadership/community service experience and contribution; letters of recommendation; and a phone/in-person committee interview. Funds will be disbursed directly to the educational institution in the student’s name.