Young Leaders Symposium

Registration for the 8th Annual Young Leaders Symposium is now open! 

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2019 AAPI Scholarship

WGBH Education Foundation is pleased to issue a scholarship in the amount of $1,000 for an incoming or current college student to use towards their undergraduate education expenses.

The AAC has two secondary scholarship awards each in the amount of $500. This scholarship is annually awarded to AAPI students who have demonstrated a strong sense of public service their communities. The scholarship committee will determine which applicants get awarded the scholarships listed above.

Additionally, we have two scholarship awards in the amounts of $500 and $250, respectively. These scholarships were gifted to the Commission in 2019 by Asian American Commissioner, Mabel S. Lam, PhD, in memory of her mother, May Thin Suey-Lew Lam, and her father, Chuck Hai Lam. In the short 51 years of her life, May was a strong community supporter and advocate. In his long life of 89 years, Chuck assisted many families and friends who were immigrants. In honor of May and Chuck and their work, we will consider applications from high school seniors or college students who wish to continue their studies towards a career in health, human, or social services and/or in civic engagement. Successful candidates will have a demonstrated passion for giving back to the Asian American and Pacific Islander communities in Massachusetts. 

DEADLINE EXTENDED: Sunday, September 15 at 11:59pm

Download the application here

See highlights from our 2018 YLS below


Thank you to everyone for joining us for the Commonwealth of MA Asian American Commission’s 7th Annual Young Leaders Symposium, “Leadership Through Social Justice,” Saturday, September 22, 2018.

A special thank you to the following individuals & organizations!

– Co-host/community partner – Vietnamese American Initiative for Development

– Event Sponsors – Equal Employment Opportunity Commission, Philippine Medical Association – New EnglandSpa-a-Licious Therapeutic Massage and Body TreatmentsColumbus Hospitality GroupMija Cantina & Tequila BarFlour Bakery+CafeJoy Sauce

– Keynote speaker – Professor C.N. Le, Senior Lecturer in the Sociology department & Director of the Asian & Asian American Studies Certificate Program – UMass Amherst

– Workshop leaders – AAC’s Health & Human Services Committee, Coco Alinsug – Fenway Health, Jeffrey Lau & Wendy Jamsri, and A-VOYCE – Asian Community Development Corporation

– AAC Commissioners and YLS Co-Chairs – Nina Liang and Kim Truong

Congratulations to our scholarship winners, Cindy Tao, Michelle Nguyen, and Julia Mei! Thank you to all of our applicants this year. It was incredibly difficult to decide on our winners among our record number of applications this year. We hope you will all continue to be advocates for the AAPI community!