Leadership Scholarship Contest

MANAO is a non-profit organization that empowers and motivates young Asian American females. The mission of the scholarship is to recognize a young Asian American woman that has demonstrated leadership and is involved in her community.


The winner will be contacted by phone and by email by October 1st, 2020.


The winner must respond by either phone or by email by October 31st, 2020 or the prize will be forfeited. In the event of a forfeit, an alternative winner will be selected.


The winner of the contest will receive either $1,500 scholarship, $500 scholarship or $250 scholarship award, mentorships from members of the MANAO organization, and one complimentary ticket to the MANAO Gala (valued at $175). Winner will also receive the privilege to attending numerous MANAO events in 2021 and a complimentary entry into the Miss Asian North America pageant if she chooses to participate.


The award will be presented at the MANAO Gala in January 2021. Winner must be present at the Gala to receive the prize money.



  • Must be enrolled at least part time in a college or university in the Fall 2020 semester;
  • Must be in good standing with the college/university;
  • Must be a female of Asian descent
  • Must provide two recommendations
  • Must be residing in Las Vegas


Describe how you have demonstrated leadership in your community? What does leadership mean to you? How will your experience of leadership thus far shape your future? Did you encounter obstacles in your path and how did you overcome these obstacles? Please keep essay around 650 words.


Please submit the application form and essay by October 1st, 2020.