Tom Hom Civic Engagement Scholarship

The Asian Pacific American Coalition (APAC) is proud to offer the Tom Hom Civic Engagement Scholarship named in honor of Tom Hom, the first Asian American elected to the San Diego City Council and later to the California State Assembly.

A local businessman, community leader and philanthropist, Tom Hom remains active at age 92, was named “Mr. San Diego” for 2014, and recently published his memoirs, “Rabbit on a Bumpy Road.”

The Tom Hom Civic Engagement Scholarship will be given to two full-time students enrolled in a college in San Diego County, are of API (Asian or Pacific Islander) descent, and who has demonstrated volunteerism, work, or other activity related to civic engagement.

Please email your completed application form, along with a letter of recommendation, to by the deadline, February 20, 2020. Award recipients will be notified by February 27th.

Scholarship awardees will be recognized on Saturday, March 14, 2020. See you at the APAC Annual Gala and Awards Dinner!

Application for 2020 available by clicking here.


Click here for the registration link!