Background Information
  •  Number of Awards: 2
  •  Amount: $1,000 each
  •  Renewable: No
  •  Established in memory of Benson Louie
Selection Criteria

The fund values students who exemplify Benson Louie’s strengths:

  • Passion - Intense conviction
  • Persistence - Continuing despite adversity
  • Leadership - The ability to influence others
  • Generosity - The desire to give to others


Father. Husband. Son. Brother. Friend. Coach. Co-worker. Leader. These words describe Benson Louie, who lost his life tragically in a workplace violence incident at the age of 50. 

Benson was a native San Franciscan who had a passion for volleyball. He was a fierce competitor who translated his on-court experience to coaching. He was recognized as a leader in the Chinese American volleyball community. A diligent worker, he was known on his UPS route to be friendly and thoughtful. As a friend, his generosity with his time, energy and talent were unmatched. He approached life with vigor and never backed down from a challenge.

The Fund’s purpose is to honor the spirit of Benson Louie and to support college-bound high school seniors who share his enthusiasm for volleyball and simultaneously exhibit his best qualities of passion, persistence, leadership and generosity. 

Application Details

Applicants are responsible for submitting all materials to the Asian Pacific Fund by Friday, April 15, 2022. Incomplete applications will not be evaluated.  The application becomes complete and valid only when the Asian Pacific Fund has received all of the following materials:
  • Completed student application form, including the essay questions.
  • One letter of recommendation from a coach, teacher or community leader. Letters should be on official school or organization letterhead. Please include student’s first and last name.
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