Northwest Asian Weekly turned 35 this year!
In honor of 35 years in print this year, the Northwest Asian Weekly is throwing a party:
A 35th Anniversary Gala held at China Harbor Restaurant on Saturday, Oct. 21, 2017, 5:30-9 p.m.
Please save the date!
Also in honor of 35 years, the Northwest Asian Weekly Foundation (our nonprofit arm) is starting and raising money for two scholarship endowments for students of color for the
- Department of Communication and the
- School of Education at the University of Washington (UW).
These scholarships will prioritize students who have financial need and also those who are first in their families to attend college. We would love to have your support in this endeavor.
We aim to raise $100,000 each this year for these two endowments (for a total of $200,000) through the Northwest Asian Weekly Foundation. Next year, these endowments will award full tuition scholarships to UW students of color pursuing undergrad studies on a permanent basis. We plan to unveil these scholarship endowments at our 35th Anniversary Gala.
This event will also honor our 35 Hall of Fame Asian/Pacific Islander American trailblazers — leaders who have made an impact in the local API community.
This is not the first time Northwest Asian Weekly has raised money for scholarship endowments. We bring a wealth of experience to this endeavor, having raised money for four other endowments in the recent past. Notably, in 2015, we started an endowment at Seattle Colleges for female minority students in science and technology. In 2008, we started an endowment for Asian American undergraduates in the UW Foster Business School. We’ve also started an endowment for Asian Americans in former Gov. and U.S. Secretary of Commerce Gary Locke’s name, for the UW Evans School of Public Policy.