Angels Wings College Scholarship

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“How has your background affected the way you receive the world?”


If you have a compelling response to this question, you may qualify for the Angel Wings Thai Scholarship. Awarded to exemplary Thai-American students, this $5,000-$10,000 scholarship helps recipients fund their higher education.


Scholarships can significantly reduce what you pay for college, so savvy students often apply for a wide variety. Keep reading to find out more about how to apply for (and win) the Angel Wings College Scholarship.

Angel Wings Thai Scholarship: Overview and Application Instructions

Meant to provide educational opportunities to Thai-Americans, establish ties to Thailand, provide role models for students, and create future Thai-American leaders, this scholarship is awarded to graduating high-school seniors who will attend accredited colleges or universities. Applicants must have a GPA of 3.0 or higher and respond to the question above in an essay.


If you fit these qualifications, follow these steps to apply:

  • Complete the application form
  • Submit your high school transcript
  • Submit two letters of recommendation
  • Complete the required essay
  • Provide proof of your college acceptance and ID card number.


Note that applicants may also email the documents to The deadline for application is typically in mid-may. In 2019, the deadline is May 18.

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The AWF Scholarship Committee chooses winners based on financial need, essay quality, merit, and academic promise. Recipients are awarded either $5,000 (for recipients who will attend a community college or trade school) or $10,000 (for those who will attend a four-year college or university).

Tips on applying for scholarships

Get ahead. Senior of high school year is a busy time! Because of the pressure of senior year coursework and college applications, you should do your best to get a head start on scholarship applications. Starting researching scholarships before your senior year, casting a wide net to find scholarships that fit your unique interests, demographics, intended major/career, and other factors. You may find a wide range of scholarships for which you qualify; from there, you can whittle your list down.


Stay on top of deadlines. Once you’ve established your scholarship list, carefully review all guidelines and instructions to ensure that you have all your materials in order and don’t miss any important deadlines. Keep track of dates and schedules using a method that you know works for you. This could mean a spreadsheet, calendar alerts on your phone, or even a physical calendar!  


Polish your work. If your scholarship application includes an essay or creative component, as the Angel Wings Scholarship does, be sure to devote time and energy to craft a meaningful response. Proofread your work carefully, and ask a friend, family member, or teacher to review it as well.


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Laura Berlinsky-Schine
Senior Blogger at CollegeVine
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Laura Berlinsky-Schine is a graduate of Johns Hopkins University, where she majored in Creative Writing and minored in History. She lives in Brooklyn, New York and works as a freelance writer specializing in education. She dreams of having a dog.