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Scholarships for Asian-Pacific American Students

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.

AICPA Fellowship for Minority Doctoral Students


Deadline: 4/01/15
Available to: Graduate Students, Year 3 through Year 5
Award Amount: $12,000

Provided by the American Institute for Certified Public Accountants, the AICPA Fellowship for Minority Doctoral Students is available to minority students who have applied to or have been accepted to or currently enrolled in a full-time doctoral program.

To be eligible, you must be a CPA or plan to pursue the CPA credential, and have earned a master’s degree in accounting and / or have completed a minimum of three years full-time experience in the practice of accounting.

Recipients must agree not to work full-time in a paid position, accept responsibility for teaching more than one course per semester as a teaching assistant, or dedicate more than one quarter of your time as a research assistant.

Learn more information about the AICPA Fellowship for Minority Doctoral Students.

Against the Grain Artistic Scholarship

Deadline: 4/15/15
Available to: College Freshman through College Seniors
Award Amount: $1,000

The Against The Grain Artistic Scholarship is available to high school seniors and full – time college students of Asian and / or Pacific Islander ethnicity.

You must be pursuing a major in the performing / visual arts, journalism, and / or mass communications and have a minimum 3.0 GPA to be eligible for this award.

You must also demonstrate leadership abilities through participation in community service, extracurricular, or other activities.

Get more information on the Against the Grain Artistic Scholarship.

Asian American Foundation of Oregon Scholarship


Deadline: 4/15/15
Available to: High School Senior through College Freshman
Award Amount: $500

The Asian American Foundation of Oregon Scholarship is open to students who demonstrate interest in and commitment to Asian American cultural activities and community.

You must be a resident of Oregon and a U.S. citizen to be eligible for this award.

A minimum 2.5 GPA is also required, as well as an essay and letters of recommendation. Learn more information about the Asian American Foundation of Oregon Scholarship.

HSIAO Memorial Economics Scholarship


Deadline: 5/15/15
Available to: Graduate School, Year 1 through Year 5
Award Amount: $1,000

The Hsiao Memorial Economics Scholarship is available to students of Asian heritage who are pursuing a graduate degree in economics.

You must have a minimum GPA of 3.0 to be eligible for this award. Preference is given to students with a career interest in academia and to students of Chinese descent.

Learn more information about the HSIAO Memorial Economics Scholarship.

William Randolph Hearst Endowed Fellowship for Minority Students


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

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.

Queer Asian & Pacific Islander Pride Scholarship


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

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.

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


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

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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