Every year, the association gives scholarships to deserving high school Filipino-American senior students from selected North County High Schools, who want to pursue college education. Several fund-raising activities, spearheaded by the FIL-AM Scholarship Committee, are carried out to raise money solely for this purpose.
This year, five (5) high school FIL-AM graduates are receiving $1,000 for the first prize, $500 for the second prize, $300 for the third prize and $100 each for the fourth and fifth prize. The presentation and awarding of scholarship was held during the 9th Annual Filipino Cultural Day celebration at the Oceanside Civic Center.

Five (5) deserving FIL-AM scholars received their cash awards on June 12, 2010 from the association - (left to right) FIL-AM Scholarship Committee composed of Asst. Sec. Anthony Fulmore, Dir. Dee Weber, Nelly Taguba, 4th placer Audrey Foronda, 5th placer Isaiah Luzon, 3rd placer Oliver Hamto, 2nd placer Alexandra Tuazon, 1st placer Wade Licup, and FIL-AM Pres. Rica Derosier.

The FIL-AM Scholarship Committee composed of Nelly Taguba (center), Asst. Sec. Anthony Fulmore and Dir. Dee Weber joined with Pres. Rica Derosier (far right) and emcee Ted Lintan (far left) presented the awards to the deserving recipients.

5th place winner ISAIAH C. LUZON (at the background) and 4th place winner AUDREY C. FORONDA received their $100 each from Pres. Rica.

5th place winner ISAIAH C. LUZON (at the background) and 4th place winner AUDREY C. FORONDA received their $100 each from Pres. Rica.


The first $100 recipient is ISAIAH C. LUZON.

Isaiah is attending Vista High School and is going to pursue a degree in the medical field. He will pursue his higher education at Miracosta College majoring in Biology. He participates in football, belongs to Pacific Islander Club, wrestling team and received honors form SD Union Tribune all academic team as well as Counselor’s Academic Honor Role.

The 2nd scholarship recipient of $100 is AUDREY C. FORONDA.

Audrey attends Mission Hills High School in San Marcos. She is going to pursue her higher education at the University of California Los Angeles majoring in Neuroscience. She has received an outstanding Community Service Award, Advanced Placement Scholar Award, San Diego Union Tribune All-Academic Team award, was a Treasurer of California Scholarship Federation, etc.

She is very active in her sports and is member National Honor Society etc..


3rd place winner, OLIVER MARI HAMTO, recipient of $300 scholarship.

Oliver attends El Camino High School and will pursue his higher education In Stanford University majoring in Chemistry.

He is an AP scholar, a Chemistry Olympiad, and was a founder/president of the American Chemical Society (ChemClub) of El Camino. He actively involved in school, his church and even helped raise funds for house-building efforts in Mexico.


2nd place winner ALEXANDRA TUAZON, recipient of $500 scholarship.

Alexandra attends Fallbrook High School and will pursue her higher education at The Art Intstitute of California this fall to pursue a Bachelors Degree in Fashion Management and Marketing. She was in Advanced Placement Chemistry as well as Music. She is the Human Relations Officer, Blood Drive Coordinator, Prom Committee member/adviser, link crew leader. She a very active Fil-Am volunteer.


1st place winner WADE LICUP is the recipient $1,000 scholarship.

Wade attended Army and Navy Academy and will be pursuing his Bachelor’s Degree majoring in Biology at Pepperdine University. He has a GPA of 4.3 and is class valedictorian. He is very involved, not just in school, but in the community.

He is the vice president of California Scholarship Federation from 2007 to 2010, member of the National Honor Society, a captain of his varsity Tennis, a member of the marching band and is a senior woodwind player, etc. Once a month, he visits the home for the aged and plays piano for them. He has helped feed the homeless, provided entertainment for them by playing piano and singing songs and also helped out in the small shelter renovation. He also helped raised funds for his school and church by participating in the 5k run. He has gone on Mexico Mission trip where he helped administer basic immunity shots, played with the children and youth, etc.


The $500 scholarship recipient is Alexandra Tuazon.

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