APIA Scholarship Program

ABOUT THE APIA SCHOLARSHIP PROGRAM

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 a strong emphasis on community service and leadership as well as solid academic achievement.



Annual Amount

one-time $2,500 awards to multi-year $20,000 awards


Open To

High school seniors, undergraduate, and graduate students

Additional Selection Criteria

APIA SCHOLARS MINIMUM ELIGIBILITY CRITERIA FOR 2022-2023 ACADEMIC YEAR:

  • 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 2022.
  • Have a minimum cumulative GPA of 2.7 on a 4.0 scale (unweighted) or have earned a GED
  • Must apply for federal financial aid for the 2022-2023 academic year using the Free Application for the Federal Student Aid (FASFA) by early April 2022
  • Submit one letter of recommendation online

Application Process

How to Apply

The APIA Scholarship Program application must be completed online and submitted electronically once all of the required questions have been answered. You do not have to complete the online application in one sitting. Until you are ready to submit, you may access your application and edit your answers as many times as you like with your login from any computer with internet access. The application will be available for the 2022-2023 academic year from September 8, 2021 until January 26, 2022 at 5:00 PM EST.

For online application, go to: https://apply.mykaleidoscope.com/scholarships/apia

Requires sign up for an APIA Scholars account


QUESTIONS?
Please review FAQ document (https://apiascholars.org/wp-content/uploads/2021/09/APIA-Scholarship-FAQs-2022-2023.pdf) to see if your question has been answered. 
If your question is not within the FAQs, please contact:  applicant@apiasf.org



Deadline

January 26, 2022

For the application or more information go to:
https://apiascholars.org/scholarship/apia-scholarship/