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10 Scholarships for Asian-Pacific American Students

10 Scholarships for Asian-Pacific American Students

May is Asian-Pacific American Heritage Month, which means it’s the perfect time to honor and celebrate Asian and Pacific Islanders within the United States!

Elizabeth Hoyt

May 14, 2014

May is Asian-Pacific American Heritage Month, which means it’s the perfect time to honor and celebrate Asian and Pacific Islanders within the United States!

In honor of Asian Pacific American Heritage Month, Fastweb is celebrating students with Asian-Pacific heritage with the following list of scholarships, all of which celebrate the value of a student’s diverse background.

To help better organize your scholarship and internship search, please note that the following scholarships for Asian Pacific American students are listed according to deadline, with the earliest deadline appearing at the top of the page. Deadlines that vary will appear at the bottom of each list.

1. Ofield Dukes Multicultural Student Award

Award: $1,000
Deadline: June 13, 2014
Available to: College Junior

Provided by the Public Relations Society of America, the Ofield Dukes Multicultural Student Award is available to junior students pursuing a career in public relations.

You must have a minimum 3.0 GPA and demonstrate commitment to service and social responsibility to be eligible for this award.

Learn more information about the Ofield Dukes Multicultural Student Award.

2. Kentucky Library Association Scholarship for Minority Students

Award: $1,000
Deadline: July 1, 2014
Available to: College Freshman through Graduate Student, Year 5

The Kentucky Library Association Scholarship for Minority Students is available to students who show excellence in scholarship and potential for accomplishment in librarianship.

You must be entering and have been accepted into an ALA-accredited or National-accredited (NCATE) library school, or have completed no more than half of your program in these areas to be eligible for this award.

You must also be a resident of, or attend school in, Kentucky.

Learn more information about the Kentucky Library Association Scholarship for Minority Students.

3. Asian Women In Business Scholarship

Award: $2,500
Deadline: September 15, 2014
Available to: College Freshman through College Senior

The Asian Women In Business Scholarship is available to female students of Asian or Pacific Islander ancestry.

You must be enrolled full-time in an accredited four-year undergraduate program in the United States; have a minimum 3.0 GPA; and demonstrate leadership, community service, and / or entrepreneurial achievement to be eligible for this award.

Learn more information about the Asian Women in Business Scholarship.

4. Asian Business Association of Orange County Scholarship

Award: $1,000
Deadline: October 15, 2014
Available to: College Freshman through College Sophomore

The Asian Business Association of Orange County Scholarship is open to graduating high school seniors and students enrolled in their first- or second-year of college.

You must be a resident of Orange County, California.

You must also have at least one Asian parent and demonstrate academic performance and community involvement to be considered for this award.

An essay will also be required.

Learn more information about the Asian Business Association of Orange County Scholarship.

5. IES Merit-Based Scholarship for Under-Represented Students

Award: $5,000
Deadline: October 25, 2014
Available to: College Freshman through College Senior

The IES Merit-Based Scholarship for Under-Represented Students is available to students at institutions that are members or associate members of the IES college consortium.

You must be of students who have been traditionally under-represented on study abroad programs. This group includes, but is not limited to, students from under-represented racial and ethnic groups, first generation to college students, students from low income families and students with a history of overcoming adversity.

You must be accepted into an IES study abroad program and have a minimum 3.3 GPA to be eligible for this award.

Learn more information about the IES Merit-Based Scholarship for Under-Represented Students.

6. IES Merit-Based David Porter Diversity Scholarship

Award: $5,000
Deadline: October 25, 2014
Available to: College Freshman through College Senior

Sponsored by the Institute for the International Education of Students (IES), the IES Merit-Based David Porter Diversity Scholarship is available to students at institutions that are members or associate members of the IES college consortium.

You must be of students who have been traditionally under-represented on study abroad programs.

This includes but is not limited to, students of color, the GLBT population, students from different religious and ethnic groups, and students with physical disabilities.

You must be accepted into an IES study abroad program and have a minimum 3.3 GPA to be eligible for this award.

Learn more information about the IES Merit-Based David Porter Diversity Scholarship.

7. IES Merit-Based Diversity Scholarship

Award: $3,000
Deadline: October 25, 2014
Available to: College Freshman through College Senior

Sponsored by the Institute for the International Education of Students (IES), the Institute for the International Education of Students (IES) Diversity Merit-Based Scholarship is available to students at institutions that are members or associate members of the IES college consortium.

You must be accepted into an IES study abroad program and have a minimum 3.3 GPA to be eligible for this award.

You must also be a student from a diverse cultural background who has been traditionally under-represented on study abroad programs or a student who shows an interest in enhancing the study abroad experience by acknowledging, exploring and contributing to the presence of multiple groups, perspectives and ideas within the host country.

An academic essay, recommendations and personal statement are also required.

Learn more information about the IES Merit-Based Diversity Scholarship.

8. William Randolph Hearst Endowed Fellowship for Minority Students

Award: $4,000
Deadline: Varies
Available to: College Sophomore through Graduate Student, Year 5

Sponsored by the Aspen Institute, the William Randolph Hearst Endowed Fellowship for Minority Students is available to minority undergraduate and graduate students.

You must have a background in the social sciences or humanities and have excellent writing and communication skills to be eligible for this award.

Winners of this award will participate in an internship for 12 to 15 weeks during the summer at a Washington, DC, office of the Aspen Institute.

Learn more information about the William Randolph Hearst Endowed Fellowship for Minority Students.

9. Queer Asian & Pacific Islander Pride Scholarship

Award: Varies
Deadline: Varies
Available to: College Freshman through College Senior

Provided by the Asian and Pacific Islander Wellness Center, the Queer Asian & Pacific Islander Pride Scholarship is open to Asian and Pacific Islander lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer, or questioning students.

You must be 22 years old or younger and living in the San Francisco Bay Area to be eligible for this award.

Learn more information about the Queer Asian & Pacific Islander Pride Scholarship.

10 AALL & Thomson West – George A. Strait Minority Endowment Scholarship

Award: Varies
Deadline: Varies
Available to: Graduate School, Year 1 through Year 5

Sponsored by the American Association of Law Libraries (AALL), the George A. Strait Minority Endowment Scholarship is open to college graduates with meaningful law library experience who are members of a minority group as defined by current U.S. Government guidelines.

You must also be a degree candidate in an ALA- accredited library school or an ABA- accredited law school.

You must show evidence of financial need to be considered for this award.

Learn more information about the AALL & Thomson West – George A. Strait Minority Endowment Scholarship.


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