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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.

Jackie Robinson Foundation Scholarship

Deadline: 2/15/15
Available to: High School Senior through College Freshman
Award Amount: $6,000

The Jackie Robinson Foundation Scholarship is open to minority high school seniors who have been accepted to a four-year accredited college or university.

You must have a minimum 1000 SAT / 21 ACT score to be eligible for this award.

You must also demonstrate leadership potential, dedication to community service, and financial need.

Get more information on the Jackie Robinson Foundation Scholarship.

Shui Kuen and Allen Chin Scholarship


Deadline: 2/20/15
Available to: College Freshman through College Senior
Award Amount: $1,000

The Shui Kuen and Allen Chin Scholarship is available to full-time undergraduate students enrolled at an accredited U.S. college / university.

You must be working, or have worked, in an Asian-owned or Asian cuisine restaurant, or have at least one parent who worked or is working in one.

Also, you must have a minimum GPA of 3.0 and demonstrate financial need to be eligible for this award.

Preference is given to students doing community service for the Asian-American community. Learn more information about the Shui Kuen and Allen Chin Scholarship.

Frederick and Demi Seguritan Scholarship


Deadline: 2/20/15
Available to: College Freshman
Award Amount: $5,000

The Frederick and Demi Seguritan Scholarship is available to first – generation Asian American students who are planning to enroll full – time at an accredited college / university.

You must demonstrate a passion for business, have financial need, and be involved in community service to be considered for this award.

Also, you must have a minimum GPA of 3.0 and be a resident of one of the following counties: San Francisco, San Mateo, Marin, Solano, Contra Costa, Alameda, or Santa Clara.

All majors are eligible to apply.

Learn more information about the Frederick and Demi Seguritan Scholarship.

Minorities in Government Finance Scholarship


Deadline: 2/20/15
Available to: College Junior through Graduate Students, Year 5
Award Amount: $7, 000

The Minorities In Government Finance Scholarship is open to current full- or part -time upper-division undergraduate and graduate students in public administration, (governmental) accounting, finance, political science, economics, or business administration (with a specific focus on government or non-profit management).

Applicants must be citizens or permanent residents of the U.S. or Canada and belong to one of the following groups: African-American, Native American, Hispanic, Native Hawaiian, Asian or Pacific Islander.

Applicants are required to submit a recommendation from their academic advisor, department chair (undergraduate applicants), or dean of the graduate program (graduate applicants).

Learn more information about the Minorities in Government Finance Scholarship.

Lagrant Foundation Scholarship

Deadline: 2/27/15
Available to: College Freshman through College Senior
Award: $5,000

The Lagrant Foundation Scholarship is available to full-time minority undergraduate and graduate students who are majoring in public relations, marketing, or advertising.

Undergraduate students must have a minimum 2.75 GPA to be considered for this award.

Graduate students must have a minimum of two semesters left to complete their master’s degree and have a minimum 3.2 GPA.

In addition to your application, you must write an essay detailing your career goals, accomplishments, and the reasons why you should be selected for the award.

Get more information on the Lagrant Foundation Scholarship.

LITA/LSSI Minority Scholarship


Deadline: 3/01/15
Available to: Graduate Student, Year 1
Award Amount: $2,500

The LITA/LSSI Minority Scholarship is open to citizens or permanent residents of the United States or Canada who have applied for admission to an ALA accredited master’s degree program in library and information studies.

In order to apply, you must not have completed more than 12 semester hours (or its equivalent) towards the master’s degree.

You must also demonstrate a commitment to a career in library automation and information technology and be a member of one of the underrepresented groups in the library profession: African-American, Asian/Pacific Islander, Latino/Hispanic, or American Indian/Native Alaskan.

Learn more information about the LITA/LSSI Minority Scholarship.

ALA Spectrum Scholarship

Deadline: 3/01/15
Available to: 1st Year Graduate Students
Award Amount: $5,000

Provided by the American Library Association, the Spectrum Scholarship is open to graduate students at ALA-accredited or recognized master’s degree programs in library and information studies or school library media.

You cannot have completed more than a third of the credit requirements for your degree at the time of the award (June 1).

To be eligible for this award, you must be a member of one of the underrepresented groups in the library profession: American Indian/Alaska Native, Black/African-American, Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islander, or Latino/Hispanic.

Only U.S. and Canadian citizens are eligible.

Get more information on the ALA Spectrum Scholarship.

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.

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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