Asian Community Alliance, Inc.

Dorothy O’Brien Youth Scholarship Program


Asian Community Alliance, Inc. (ACA) is inviting Asian high school seniors from all across the Greater Cincinnati area to apply for the Dorothy O’Brien Youth Scholarship (DOBYS) 2016-2017. Two (2) scholarships of $2,500 each will be awarded for students who have given back to the community through their community service or volunteering. One scholarship will also be based on financial need. This Youth Scholarship Program is created in honor of Mrs. Dorothy O’Brien.

About Dorothy O’Brien
Dorothy is one of four founding members of the Asian Community Alliance, a visionary and long-term advocate for Asian causes. Dorothy has made significant contributions to ACA both through her countless volunteer hours and her many years of generous financial support. She has worked tirelessly during the initial set-up phase of the organization to ensure its growth setting in motion a bold strategic plan to make the organization more effective and successful. Her prowess to push the agenda of Asians beyond the ‘model minority myth’ is a reflection of her character to give willingly and selflessly to those in need.

Application will be opened on January 20th, 2017 and can be downloaded from our website

To be considered for scholarship, please submit the Completed Application and all required Supporting Documents/Supplements and email to no later than 11:59 PM, March 31st, 2017. Late applications will NOT be considered. Please follow the Application Instructions on the following pages closely in completing your application.

The winners will be notified and the scholarship awards to be presented at the Award Ceremony during the Annual Asian Food Festival in May.

You can contact us at with any questions.

Dorothy O’Brien Youth Scholarship Program Committee:

Pratima Bekal- ACA Former Board Member

Katie Eng Parker – Procter & Gamble R&D – Section Head

Justin Parker – Procter & Gamble CMK – Senior Manager

Eligibility Requirements

To be eligible for this scholarship you must:

  1. Be a high school senior of Asian American or Pacific Islander ethnicity.
  2. Be a U.S. citizen or Permanent Resident of U.S.
  3. Be residing in the Greater Cincinnati area.
  4. Be involved in community service (preferably Asian-related but not required), have shown leadership and have a high academic standard.
  5. Be enrolling in a U.S. accredited college or university as a degree seeking first year student in the upcoming academic year 2017-2018.