Coastline Community College announced this week a partnership and new scholarship with the Asian & Pacific Islander American Scholarship Fund (APIASF).
"I think the scholarship is doing amazing things for the community and addressing specific things within the community," APIASF spokeswoman Katie Tran-Lam said Friday.
About 50% of Asian and Pacific Islander students go to community colleges, she said.
This is the first year that APIASF has partnered with Coastline Community College.
The new scholarship will provide five $5,000 scholarship awards, funded by Walmart, according to a news release. The scholarships will be distributed over two years.