APIASF General Scholarship Program


January 22, 2021

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  • Scholarship Description
  • 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. Must have a minimum cumulative GPA of 2.7 on a 4.0 scale and be enrolling as an undergraduate student in the U.S. accredited college or university in the Fall of 2018. Applicant must apply for federal financial aid using the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA). Must submit one letter of recommendation online. For more information or to apply, please visit the scholarship provider's website.
  • Contact
  • Scholarship Committee
  • 2025 M Street NW
  • Suite 610
  • Washington, DC 20036
  • info@tmcf.org
  • tel: 202-652-2934
  • fax: 202-530-0643

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MelLin Grace  on 1/21/2020 11:34:54 AM

My parents adopted me at the age of 20 months from YuLin City, Shaanxi Province, PRC in the fall of 2002. I am 19 years old and currently finishing my first year of college. I am on the Dean's List this past semester. My goal is to complete my college degree and work in the field of business and marketing. Our family is financially stable but my parents are both retirement age, so we are looking for opportunities to help with the cost of my college education. I am working two part-time jobs to help with college expenses, but we still need to pursue other opportunities for financial assistance. Thank you for considering my request to apply for this scholarship.

Julianna S.  on 1/14/2020 2:58:31 PM

I'm enrolling into my first undergrad year of 2020 and trying to pursue a career as a psychiatrist. By applying this scholarship I can continue my goals and accomplish them to help people that need medical treatment.

Danny L  on 1/14/2020 9:46:28 AM

Hi, I am a samoan and Chinese decent that is working full time and taking care of my parents. My goal is to graduate in engineering but do not have sufficient funds to so. Any help would be appreciated. Faafetai tele lava and best regards,

Jiwon. M  on 1/1/2020 3:18:17 PM

Hello, I am Jiwon and I really need this scholarship to reach my future career. My family came to America and try hard to adjust in the American community. I am currently enrolled in second year of college, studying for nursing. As my younger sister entered to the college, our family need money for support. I want to be a nurse who go out to the other country and volunteer for poor people's health care. Please consider me to be a scholarship receiver.

Brandon Y  on 12/3/2019 8:50:21 AM

Currently a high school senior class of 2020. Having been diagnosed with a neurological disorder (TS), I anticipate with hope to receive a scholarship that not lifts up the burden of personal finances for my family but to allow myself the focus on pursuing a career in finding a cure through the studies of Neuroscience. My goal is to one day find a better cure/solution to those that are affected by Neurological diseases especially mine as there is no cure currently.

Samreen Akhtar  on 11/3/2019 1:53:16 PM

Hello, I am samreen I want this scholarship to study further and support my family this scholarship will be a great help for me currently I am almost done with my associates degree from Queens Borough Community college and want to pursue my bachelors in radiology.

Mariel T.  on 10/7/2019 9:11:41 PM

Hello, I am Mariel. I am a 12th grader (class of 2020) at Temescal Canyon High School in Lake Elsinore, CA. Receiving this scholarship would not only pay for 2 years at my dream school but it will also help me chase my dreams of joining the FBI to join Behavioral Analysis. It would be a dream come true to provide justice to those who deserve it. Coming from a family with severe financial needs has put a strain on my decisions to go to college. I just wish to attend a four-year university and pursue my dream career.

Ellaiza A.  on 10/2/2019 3:03:51 PM

Hello! I applied for this scholarship in hopes to be able to represent an organization that also represents my culture and roots. I hope to use this platform and financial aid to better myself for my pursuits in profession and for other educational purposes. I plan on making APIASF, along with my family, proud.

Mariel T.  on 9/29/2019 5:01:00 PM

Hello, I am Mariel. I am a 12th grader (class of 2020) at Temescal Canyon High School in Lake Elsinore, CA. Receiving this scholarship would not only pay for 2 years at my dream school but it will also help me chase my dreams of joining the FBI to join Behavioral Analysis. It would be a dream come true to provide justice to those who deserve it. Coming from a family with severe financial needs has put a strain on my decisions to go to college. I just wish to attend a four-year university and pursue my dream career.

Grace.K  on 9/9/2019 5:32:11 PM

Hi, I am an undergraduate law student studying at the university of the South Pacific, Solomon Islands campus. I am applying for this scholarship because my family is weak financially and they can't afford to pay for my tuition fees and course materials needed for my LLB program. I just want to set a record for myself and make my parents proud! Cheers


I'm hoping to become one of your scholarship interns for this year 2019. I need financial suppprt for my study in my high school journey. I took BSED in English, i already enrolled at onr of the university in the Philippines located at Capiz. I aiming for your support, my family is lack of financial assistance that's why i need scholarship.

catherine bulayo  on 6/15/2019 4:18:26 AM

i really need scholarship as well. life was so tough, i tried very hard to earn money so i can go back to school but still its impossible to go back to school without a scholarship plus i have noone to support me. looking forward for a positive reply. thank you

Bryan P.  on 6/6/2019 10:32:36 PM

I really want this scholarship, becuase I am completely out of financial support. I am taking up agricultural Engineering.

Michelle D.  on 5/31/2019 3:04:12 AM

Good day, I really appreciated you for giving us a chance to have a scholarship to fulfill our dreams. I’m Michelle from Philippines, currently 4th year B.S. Civil Engineering hoping to have a chance to be a part of your scholarship. I know there’s a lot of deserving student but I will do my best. It will be a big help for me to be graduate as a Civil Engineering in your country (United States). Thank you again

Michelle E  on 4/21/2019 10:21:16 PM

By applying to this scholarship,I am giving a huge opportunity. With it I could be able to distribute the scholarship towards my pursuing career.As a senior of class of 2019, my life is just now starting.To be able to receive such scholarship will be the starting point of it.This would help my parents and I for many ways.

Daryl D  on 1/30/2019 2:27:04 PM

I applied for this scholarship because I want to pursue poetry studies in college. I've always wanted to be a rapper since I was young. Right now, I am currently spreading my content on Soundcloud. Let's get that bread brothers and sisters.

Sumikchhya G  on 12/3/2018 11:42:59 AM

I am applying for this scholarship so I can continue my further education. I'm currently in my senior year(class of 2019) pursuing in the field of Health Science as Medical Assisting. If I get this scholarship I would use this scholarship to help pay for my college because, coming from low-income family it is tough decision , If I want to go to college or not because of financial difficulty. Also, I will be the first generation going college from my family. I believe that I can be qualified for this scholarship.

Ravija K  on 11/13/2018 11:24:44 PM

I am Ravija from Sri Lanka, I am unable to apply local medical university in Sri Lanka. According to the Ministry of Education and University of Grant Commission in Sri Lanka, Cambridge & edexcel syllabus not recognized in local medical universities. We have no private Medical Universities in Sri Lanka. I have passed my G.C.E. Ordinary Level Examination last year with Seven A Grade passes ( four A* and 3 A ). I have shown over and above intellectual power and in term tests and obtained more than 80 marks. I have shown that I am an All-Rounder, a responsible, motivated and confident student. My daily work is not only accurate, but also meticulously neat and of the utmost quality. I excel in all the subject areas and especially I received awards in curricular activities. Being given to understand that your Honour is offering Scholarships for needy and talents students, I write this short comment stating following facts for your kind consideration. I am very much thankful to you in advance for your kind consideration of my humble request.

Phung T  on 8/18/2018 4:11:21 PM

I'd love to enter this scholarship!

Anna Rose H  on 7/25/2018 7:46:41 PM

I am an early college student, and on my senior year of high school. I am a trying my best to apply right now to any school scholarships for me as much as possible. Being Filipino, there’s not much scholarships for me out me. I am hoping I get noticed and get this scholarship, so my parents don’t have to worry about money. It is sad that in today’s colleges/university’s cost so much. I wish everyone who’s applying for scholarships luck. God bless.

Aili B  on 2/25/2018 10:07:59 PM

I really want to apply for this scholarship!

Ann T.  on 1/2/2018 10:40:57 PM

I applied for this scholarship because as a first generation student of a low-income family, I would like to be able to go through college without stressing my parents out due to any financial obstacles that may appear. I know that they have a little money saved up for my education but I believe that they should save it more for their health as they get older. This scholarship would help my parents out a lot.

Olivia  on 1/2/2018 9:27:41 PM

I am grateful for the opportunity to apply for these scholarships. The tuition, room, board and other fees associated with college are a bit overwhelming to say the least. My family and I would be extremely grateful for any help we can get to help pay some of these expenses. Thank you in advance for your consideration.

Mebin J  on 3/22/2016 1:06:05 PM

I want to apply for this scholarship

Allen G  on 1/7/2016 4:06:53 PM

I would love to apply for this scholarship!

sameer s  on 8/8/2015 10:30:26 AM

I'm 20 year old student from India doing diploma in mechanical engineering.. Its my final year here..and after this I want to join aeronautical engineering college for I need alot of money I want my village to be developed it'd be a great hand

Johanan P  on 7/7/2015 10:34:59 AM

apparently since one of the requirement is to be a citizen of the United states, which i am not, so it means that i cannot apply for it.

Yingxin L  on 12/18/2014 1:15:57 AM

I am 37 years old as a supporter in a big family.It is scholarship.com that helps me come true my doctor deam seems impossible!I appreciated your kindness and consideration.May God bless more persons who want help~~

Sharon L  on 8/19/2014 10:00:27 PM

I'm thankful to have the opportunity to apply for this scholarship! Thank you for giving kids and adults help on financial aid and financial help.

Andrew D  on 7/31/2013 2:35:43 PM

Blessed to have the opportunity for a chance to win this scholarship. Living with a single mother raising 2 children this will help contribute financial support for my mother and me with college

Pamela H  on 10/25/2012 8:41:52 AM

Applying and hopefully getting this scholarship.

Keiichi M  on 1/2/2012 8:27:27 PM

I would love to apply for this scholarship!

Dalena T  on 12/5/2011 11:01:36 PM

I applied for this scholarship, because i am a student first generation that will go to college in my family. Being the oldest of 3, I have always supported my family. I participate in many clubs and activities around school. If I get this scholarship, it would be very helpful for me to pay for my study materials.

Andre N  on 12/1/2011 9:13:53 AM

I am applying for this scholarship because i am a well rounded student who participate in clubs,community, and sports. This scholarship money would really help me pay for my books and fees

Andre N  on 12/1/2011 9:02:09 AM

I am applying for this scholarship because i am a well rounded student who participate in clubs,community, and sports. This scholarship will help me pay for my books and fees.

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