Bright Futures Scholarship

The Soar Over Hate Bright Futures Scholarship was established in 2021 to foster community advocacy amongst Asian American Pacific Islander (AAPI) youth. The scholarship is for Asian American Pacific Islander (AAPI) 12th graders in New York City who demonstrate financial need. Awards are made based on essay responses to one of 3 questions determined by the selection committee each year.

Congratulations to this year’s recipients of the Bright Futures Soar Over Hate Scholarship! 


Allie Chiu

Flora Chen

Kitty Chan

Ada Chen

Fanny Zheng

Jerry Chan

2021 Questions:

1. What do you think needs to be done to address anti-Asian hate? What have you done?

2. Who is an Asian American leader (past or present) that you admire? Why do you admire them?

3. Describe an event in Asian American history that parallels what we are seeing today with anti-Asian hate crimes. What can we learn from this?