The APIA Scholarship online application will open on September 4, 2019 and close on January 22, 2020 at 5:00 PM EST. Scholarship awards range from one-time $2,500 awards to multi-year $20,000 awards. 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 strong emphasis on community service and leadership as well as solid academic achievement.
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. Citizens of the Republic of the Marshall Islands, Federated States of Micronesia and the Republic of Palau are also eligible to apply
Be enrolling as an undergraduate student in a U.S. accredited college or university in the Fall of 2020.
Must apply for federal financial aid for the 2020-2021 academic year using the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) by early April 2020
Submit one letter of recommendation online.
Award Amount: Scholarship awards range from one-time $2,500 awards to multi-year $20,000 awards.