The APIA Scholarship is our largest scholarship program, open to AANHPI undergraduate students attending any U.S. accredited university or college. Scholarship amounts range from $2,500 one-year awards to $20,000 multi-year awards. APIA Scholars has a special focus on supporting AANHPI students who live at or below the poverty line; are in the first generation of their family to attend college; are representative of the APIA community’s diversity, (geographically and ethnically}, especially those ethnicities that have been underrepresented on college campuses due to limited access and opportunity.
- Scholarship provides scholarships for Asian and Pacific Islander Americans with financial need
- Scholarship Amounts: $2,500 to $20,000
- Self-identify with Asian American and Native American Pacific Islander heritage
- U.S. citizenship, national status, or legal permanent residency required (Republic of the Marshall Islands, Federated States of Micronesia, and the Republic of Palau citizens also eligible)
- Enrollment or continuation as a degree-seeking undergraduate student in a U.S. accredited college or university for Fall
- Minimum cumulative GPA of 2.7 on a 4.0 scale (unweighted) or equivalent, or GED completion
- Application for federal financial aid (FASFA) for the 2024-2025 academic year by early April
- Complete the APIA Scholarship Program application online, ensuring all required questions are answered.
- Submit the application electronically. Note that once submitted, you cannot make further edits.
- Application period: September 13 to January 9 at 5:00 PM Eastern.
- Recommender deadline: December 6 at 5:00 PM Eastern.
- Applicant Resources are available for guidance in preparing your application.
APIA Scholars provides scholarships to underserved APIA students with a special focus on those who: Live at or below the poverty level, or are otherwise of low socioeconomic status; Are the first in their families to attend college; Are representative of the APIA community’s diversity, (geographically and ethnically}, especially those ethnicities that have been underrepresented on college campuses due to limited access and opportunity; and Have placed a strong emphasis on community service and leadership as well as solid academic achievement. Applicants must apply for federal financial aid using the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA).