We seek to enhance the educational achievements of its members through scholarship programs and other achievement awards. The FAAP ‘s future plans include the establishment of a Filipino School that will provide students with a deeper understanding of the Philippines through its language, history, geography, and culture

Maramba Scholarship

Established in 1982, the award is named after Simplicio “Jan” Maramba, one of the founders of the organization and its prime mover during the organization’s early years. The FAAP’s Education Committee is in charge of reviewing the candidates and recommending to the Board of Directors the award recipient(s). The award comes with a monetary grant of $1000.

Selection Criteria

To be considered for the award, the applicant must have the following community and scholastic standing:

  1. Be a member (or his/her family is a member) of the FAAP with a minimum of two consecutive years of membership before the award.
  2. The student must have a Quality Point Average of at least 3.5 during the school year.
  3. The student must be a recent graduate or currently attending his/her senior year of high school 

The award will be given to the candidate(s) with the highest score based on the following point system:

  • 55% – Academic excellence covering three or four years of scholastic performance
  • 35% – Participation of his/her family in FAAP’s Programs
  • 10% – Extra-curricular activities and awards in any of the following areas: fine arts, music, dance, drama, sports, and community activism or volunteerism.

How To Apply

1. Fill up the online application form
2. Obtain the following supporting documents:
– Official school transcripts from junior year including QPA and class rank
– Proof of standing on the honors list if the candidate comes from a school district that operates on a two-track honor roll system
– SAT scores from either junior or senior year
– Three letters of recommendation from the candidate’s high school principal, the candidate’s advisor or counselor and a character reference from a non-relative
3. Submit the completed application form with supporting documents to the Education Committee. All applications must be received by September 30. Please scan all documents and email to

Cultural Exhibit

The Filipino Exhibit in the Cathedral of Learning at the University of Pittsburgh, and at the Philippine Center provide a unique opportunity to explore the rich culture and history of the Philippines. This exhibit highlights artifacts, photographs, and stories that help visitors gain an appreciation for the vibrant traditions of this diverse country. Visitors will have a chance to experience Philippine culture through art installation as they tour this interactive exhibit.

Filipiniana Room

We will fully utilize our home, the Philippine Center, by transforming our large stage into a dual Philippine exhibit/library area (Filipiniana Room) and performance stage.

By redesigning the existing stage into a Multipurpose Space to showcase Filipino furniture, features, and fixtures, we would convert the stage into a Filipiniana Room. It will be part museum and part library, exhibiting the history and culture of the Philippines and displaying our collection of Filipino books to the general public.

Cathedral Of Learning

University of Pittsburgh

Philippine Nationality Room