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Ways to Support APCDA

As a non-profit, charitable, professional association dedicated to providing professional development opportunities in the Asia Pacific region, APCDA is delighted to accept tax-deductible donations.

Two funds have been established to provide scholarships for new professionals in our field:

  1.  The Martha Russell Student Scholarship pays all expenses for graduate students or recent graduates to attend and APCDA conference.  This scholarship is restricted to students who do not live in High-Income Countries.*  It provides a wonderful opportunity for new professionals to expand their horizons, meet career service providers in neighboring countries, and gain a global perspective.  Donations to this scholarship are added to an endowment fund and only interest is used for scholarships. 
  2.  The Emerging Leader Scholarship covers the cost of registration for graduate students or recent graduates from any country.  Many members contribute to this fund during membership renewal and through purchases at our silent auction at the conference each year.  All available funds are used each year for scholarships and there are normally several recipients.

If neither of these opportunities matches your preferences, let us know how you would like your donation used, and we will work with you to make it happen.

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Urja Acharya, Career Coach, Discover Within, Kathmandu, Nepal

Coming from a third world country where financial limitations restrict the opportunities available to us, getting the scholarship and being able to attend the APCDA conference was undoubtedly one of the life changing moments for me. I believe attending the conference has opened a door and the prospect of a brighter future. The experiences and insights gained from the conference  has played a key role in getting towards my career goal and shaping me into the person I am today. 

Jenikko Lara Quinto, Guidance Counselor and Career Advocate, University of Saint Louis, Tuguegarao City, Cagayan, Philippines

Receiving the scholarship means I have succeeded, for I showcased our Career Guidance Program (Envisioning and Exploring Career Lifelines). Attending the APCDA Conference through the scholarship, I have gained a lot of new ideas and have benchmarked meaningful practices from around the globe.

Morakane Madiba- Founder of Uhunu/Uhuru Career Guidance and Learning (Non-Profit Organisation)

Coming from South Africa where many things happen that clutter the hopes of many youths,  the scholarship exposed me to the outside world's knowledge, practices and networks in career development services that are in many ways a key that continues to open doors of possibilities and in the background building 'anew' hope. 

Syeda Mohsina Hussain, Pakistan

I tried to make the most of the scholarship award. Got a lot to learn and had meaningful interaction with the scholars and experts in the field.  There are seven more presentations of my interest that I will watch later. 

Thank you for making it possible for us.

* The World Bank has defined High-Income Areas.  The areas in our region which are not high income areas include:  Azerbaijan, Bangladesh, Bhutan, Brunei Darussalam, Cambodia, mainland China, Cook Islands, Fiji, India, Indonesia, Kazakhstan, Kiribati, Laos, Malaysia, Maldives, Marshall Islands, Micronesia, Mongolia, Myanmar, Nauru, Nepal, Pakistan, Palau, Papua New Guinea, Philippines, Samoa, Solomon Islands, Sri Lanka, Thailand, Timor-Leste, Tonga, Tuvalu, Vanuatu, and Vietnam. 

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