There are numerous scholarships for Asian Americans. Below are some that you could make use of.
APIASF General Scholarship
The APIASF General Scholarship is part of the APIASF (Asian & Pacific Islander American Scholarship Fund) and is available to Asian American and Pacific Islander college and high school students who intend to enroll in undergraduate studies. When granting the award, several factors are taken into consideration such as location, area of study and what year of college the applicant is in.
Asian American Journalists Association (AAJA) Scholarships
The Asian American Journalists Association (AAJA) Scholarships are meant to help Asian American students studying journalism pay for their tuition and fees. Applications are open to Southeast Asians, Vietnamese, pacific islanders and Cambodian students. The scholarships are awarded based on the applicants performance academically and demonstrated need, and range between $1,000 and $5,000.
Asian Pacific Fund
The Asian Pacific Fund manages 12 scholarship programs, with the aim of sending more Asian American individuals to undergraduate and graduate school. The number of awards varies and the amount ranges from $1,000 to $20,000, with many being renewable. The applicants are required to be enrolled fulltime, with a minimum GPA of 3.0 and be US citizens.
AICPA Scholarship Award for Minority Accounting Students
AICPA Scholarship Award for Minority Accounting Students is one of the awards given by the AICPA (American Institute of Certified Public Accountants) to students from minority groups such as the Asian Americans, to help them pursue college education in accounting. The number of awards given is 90 and the amount ranges between $1,000 and $5,000. The selected recipients are required to plan and host events in campus, to promote CPA as a profession.
Asian Women In Business Scholarship
The Asian Women in Business Scholarship is presented by the Asian Women in Business association to Asian American or Pacific Islander students who have a strong desire for entrepreneurship, leadership, scholarship and community service. The applicant must be enrolled in a four-year undergraduate college or university, as a fulltime student and have completed at least one semester. They must also have a minimum GPA of 3.0 and submit a professional recommendation. The award amount is $2,500 and is non-renewable.
Atsuhiko Tateuchi Memorial Scholarship
The Atsuhiko Tateuchi Memorial Scholarship is one of the scholarship programs administered by the Settle Foundation. It is intended to help students of Asian American descent pay for their tuition and other expenses in school. This scholarship is extended to high school senior and undergraduate students. It is renewable for up to four years. The amount given to each recipient is $5,000 and is normally given to 10 students.
EDSA Minority Scholarship
The EDSA Minority Scholarship is one of the programs managed by the Landscape Architecture Foundation and was developed for the sole purpose of funding Asian American student’s education. The target group for this program is third and fourth year students taking landscape architectural courses. The award amount is $5,000 and is non-renewable.
The Consortium for Graduate Study in Management is in charge of the Consortium Fellowship which is meant for students from ethnic groups and races that are underrepresented. As an Asian American, one is eligible to apply for this fellowship which covers all tuition costs and fees. It’s developed for individuals who already have a bachelor’s degree from a school that is recognized by the consortium and wish to pursue graduate business studies on a fulltime basis. Applicants must submit their GMAT scores, official transcripts and two references.
Fredrikson & Byron Foundation Minority Scholarship Program
The Minority Scholarship Program by Fredrikson & Byron Foundation is intended to enhance diversity in the profession of law. It applies to Asian American and every other student within the minority groups who is already studying law. It gives successful applicants the opportunity to work as associates at the firm, during summer. The amount awarded to each recipient is $15,000. The applicant must submit a completed application form, official undergraduate transcripts and a current law school transcript.
Jackie Robinson Scholarship
The Jackie Robinson Scholarship by the Jackie Robinson Foundation was created to help students from minority communities achieve college success. The fund is dedicated to seniors in high school who have been accepted to a 4-year college or university. For consideration purposes, the applicant must show financial need and leadership as well as academic abilities. Their minimum SAT score should be 1000 or have an ACT score of not less than 22. The amount paid is $7,500.
Korean Ancestry Grant
William Orr Dingwall Foundation is in charge of the Korean Ancestry Grant which is given to students of Korean origin. Other students of Asian ancestry also qualify and must have at least one grandparent who is Asian. The grant is available to individuals who are only just joining college and also those who already have and are at the undergraduate level. They must submit their applications along with official transcripts and two letters of recommendation. The grant amount varies and can go up to $20,000 per recipient and is not renewable.
Michael Baker Corporation Scholarship Program for Diversity in Engineering
The Michael Baker Corporation Scholarship Program for Diversity in Engineering is offered by the Association of Independent Colleges and Universities of Pennsylvania (AICUP) to deserving candidates from the Asian community and other ethnic or minority groups. They must be enrolled into and architectural, environmental engineering or civil engineering program at an AICUP member college / university. The award is given to students who’ll be joining junior year at the time of application. The amount granted is $2,500.
OCA-AXA Achievement Scholarship
OCA-AXA Achievement Scholarship administered by the OCA National Center is one of the scholarships that are available to Asian Americans who are joining college for their first year. The applicants are required to be permanent residents of the US. They are expected to submit copies of acceptance letters, personal statements, resumes and summaries of college costs. They must also demonstrate a commitment to community service and leadership abilities. The amount awarded can go as high as $25,000.
Conference of Minority Transportation Officials (COMTO) Sponsorships
The Conference of Minority Transportation Officials (COMTO) offers numerous sponsorship programs to students from the minority groups. The programs award different amounts which range from $2,500 to $7,500. The recipient must demonstrate interest in the transportation industry or other related fields. The awards are available for everyone from graduating high school seniors to graduate students.
UPS Hallmark Scholarship
The U.S. Pan Asian American Chamber of Commerce offers the UPS Hallmark Scholarship to high school seniors who are of Asian or Pacific descent, to help pay for their undergraduate studies. The number of awards for the year 2016 is 19 and the amount given to successful candidate ranges from $2,500 to $5,000.
PRSA Diversity Multicultural Scholarship
PRSA Diversity Multicultural Scholarship is a program developed and managed by the Public Relations Student Society of America. It is intended to help with the tuition and college expenses for Asian students as well as students from other minority and multicultural communities. The funds are given to junior year students who are enrolled in a communications program. Successful applicants will receive $1,500.
Aetna Foundation/NMF Healthcare Leadership Program
The Aetna Foundation/NMF Healthcare Leadership Program is provided by the National Medical Fellowships Inc. to students from any of the minority groups, i.e. Asians, Latinos, African Americans and so forth. The program focuses on students who are either in their second or third of medical schools. Some of the requirements that they must have include current medical school transcripts, information on applicant’s financial need and letters of recommendation. The award amount is $5,000.
Bailey Minority Serving Institution Grants
The Bailey Minority Serving Institution Grants is offered by the Council on International Educational Exchange (CIEE) to students Asian Americans and other students from underrepresented groups. The applicants must demonstrate financial need and be enrolled in minority-serving colleges / universities. They are awarded a non-renewable sum of $2,000 each.
BI-LO / SpiritFest Scholarship
BI-LO / SpiritFest Scholarship is offered by ERay Promotions, to recognize and reward academic excellence and leadership abilities amongst students in the minority communities. The scholarships are between $500 and $2,500. Applicants are required to submit an essay that shows their volunteer work, extracurricular activities and experiences leading a team or group.
HANA Scholars is a program offered by the United Methodist Church, to students of Asian, Hispanic and Native American descent to help cover for their tuition. The funds are extended to students from junior year in college to graduate level. The applicants must have been active UMC members for at least 3 years and have a minimum GPA of 2.85. The award amount is between $1,000 and $3,000.
Japanese American Citizens League Graduate Awards
The Japanese American Citizens League Graduate Awards are given by the Japanese American Citizens League (JACL) to Asian and Pacific Island students who are pursuing higher education at the graduate level. Applicants are required to submit copies of their academic work, work experience, proof of community involvement and a recommendation letter. The amount awarded varies.