The Asian & Pacific Islander American Scholarship Fund (APIASF) is the nation's largest 501(c)3 non-profit organization that provides scholarships to Asian and Pacific Islander Americans (APIAs) with financial need. Applicants must register for a free account on the scholarship provider's website to complete the application. Applicants must be of Asian and/or Pacific Islander ethnicity as defined by the U.S. Census, be a citizen, national, or legal permanent resident of the United States, have a minimum cumulative GPA of 2.7 or have earned a GED, and be enrolling as an undergraduate student in the U.S. accredited college or university in the Fall of the year the scholarship is offered. Applicants must also submit one letter of recommendation online. Applications run from mid-September until the deadline.
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).