Scholarships for Asian and Pacific Islander Students

Academics and athletics aren't the only criteria used for awarding scholarships. Students can be eligible for scholarships based on their ethnic background, as well. There are many scholarships available to students of Asian or Pacific Islander descent. While some of these scholarships – many of which are awarded by foundations and other nonprofit groups – are open to students from a variety of minority groups, others are available specifically to Asian and Pacific Islander students. Eligibility requirements may include having a minimum GPA – often ranging between 2.5 and 3.0 – and having financial need. Some scholarships are reserved for students pursuing a specific course of study, such as business administration, political science or teaching. Ready to start exploring scholarships for Asian and Pacific Islander students? Start with our list below.

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  • 2,000
  • 1 award
  • Dec-1-2017
APPLICATION REQUIREMENTS: +1 More
  • Ethnicity: Be |Native American|Asian / Asian American / Pacific Islander|Hispanic|African American/Black|
  • School (College): Attend a |Vocational-technical / Career College|Trade School| in |New Jersey|
  • Citizenship: |U.S. Citizen|Eligible Non-Citizen (approved by USCIS)|
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New Jersey Governor's Industry Vocations Scholarship for women and minorities is provided to women and minorities. The scholarship gives an up to $2,000 annually or the cost of the tuition to pursue a an eligible certificateor degree program.
  • competition 2.5
  • effort level 1.5
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  • 1,000
  • 1 award
  • April 2018
APPLICATION REQUIREMENTS:
  • Ethnicity: Be |Native American|Asian / Asian American / Pacific Islander|Hispanic|African American/Black|
  • School (College): |US Accredited College or University|
  • Major: Study |Real Estate|
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This scholarship is for students pursuing academic degrees in real estate appraisal or related fields.
  • competition 2.5
  • effort level 4.5
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  • 1,000 - 4,000
  • 1 award
  • January 2018
APPLICATION REQUIREMENTS: +1 More
  • Ethnicity: Be |Native American|Asian / Asian American / Pacific Islander|Hispanic|African American/Black|
  • School (College): |US Accredited College or University|
  • Career: Pursue a career in |Actuarial Profession|
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The Actuarial Diversity Scholarship is awarded to a student who is a member of one of the following minority groups Black/African American, Hispanic, Native North American, Pacific Islander. Applicants must be enrolled at U.S. accredited educational institution.
  • competition 2.5
  • effort level 1.0
View Details Print and Online News Internship Grant Asian American Journalists Association (AAJA)
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  • 1,000
  • 1 award
  • Apr-17-2018
APPLICATION REQUIREMENTS:
  • Ethnicity: Be |Asian / Asian American / Pacific Islander|
  • Career: Pursue a career in |Journalism|
  • Age / Grade Level: |College|College Graduate|
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The Print and Online News Internship Grant is awarded to Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders students. Applicants must be pursuing journalism careers in print and online news.
  • competition 2.0
  • effort level 1.0
View Details Ofield Dukes Multicultural Student Award Public Relations Society of America
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  • 1,000
  • 1 award
  • May 2018
APPLICATION REQUIREMENTS: +2 More
  • Ethnicity: Be |Native American|Asian / Asian American / Pacific Islander|Hispanic|African American/Black|
  • Major: Study |Public Relations|Journalism|
  • Extracurricular: |Community Service|
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Ofield Dukes Multicultural Student Award is a $1,000 award given to awardee who are enrolled in a journalism program, public relations studies or courses preparing for a career in public relations. The scholarship was established bu the PRSA Foundation in honor of Ofield Dukes.
  • competition 2.0
  • effort level 1.5
View Details Marcia Silverman Minority Student Award Public Relations Society of America
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  • 5,000
  • 1 award
  • May 2018
APPLICATION REQUIREMENTS: +1 More
  • Ethnicity: Be |Native American|Asian / Asian American / Pacific Islander|Hispanic|African American/Black|
  • Major: Study |Public Relations|Journalism|
  • Age / Grade Level: |College senior|
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The Marcia Silverman Minority Student Award is awarded to a student enrolled in a journalism program, public relations studies courses. Applicants mus be entering your senior year of undergraduate studies with minimum 3.0 GPA.
  • competition 2.0
  • effort level 2.0
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  • 5,000
  • 1 award
  • January 2018
APPLICATION REQUIREMENTS: +2 More
  • Ethnicity: Be |Native American|Asian / Asian American / Pacific Islander|Hispanic|African American/Black|
  • School (College): |US Accredited Institution|Four-year|
  • Major: Study |Economics|Business|Accounting|Finance|Insurance|Risk Management|
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Surety and Fidelity Industry Intern and Scholarship Program for Minority Students (SFIISP) is given to minority students who are pursuing a major in insurance/risk management, accounting, economics, or business/finance. The program provides an up to $5,000 fund annually to outstanding students who meets the identified eligibility. The aim of the program is to give minority students financial support and exposure to surety/fidelity industry.
  • competition 2.0
  • effort level 4.0
View Details APIASF /United Health Foundation Scholarship Asian & Pacific Islander American Scholarship Fund
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  • 5,000
  • 1 award
  • January 2018
APPLICATION REQUIREMENTS: +6 More
  • Ethnicity: Be |Asian / Asian American / Pacific Islander|
  • School (K-12): Attend a school in |Kansas|Washington|
  • Residence: Live in |New York|Minnesota|Wisconsin|New Mexico|Arizona|California|Nevada|Texas|Hawaii|Georgia|Tennessee|Colorado|
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This scholarship was established to benefit students planning to enroll as an undergraduate student in U.S. accredited college or university. Applicants must be pursuing a degree that will lead to a career as a health care professional. Students must demonstrate a commitment to working in underserved communities.
  • competition 2.0
  • effort level 2.0
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  • 1,000
  • 1 award
  • January 2018
APPLICATION REQUIREMENTS: +1 More
  • Ethnicity: Be |Native American|Asian / Asian American / Pacific Islander|African American/Black|Hispanic American|
  • Residence: |Permanent Legal U.S. Resident|
  • School (College): |US Accredited College or University|
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The scholarship was established in 1999 by the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation to help outstanding students of various ethnicities who are planning to pursue an undergraduate degree.
  • competition 2.0
  • effort level 1.5
View Details APIASF /Southern California Edison Scholarship Asian & Pacific Islander American Scholarship Fund
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  • 2,500
  • 1 award
  • January 2018
APPLICATION REQUIREMENTS: +3 More
  • Ethnicity: Be |Asian / Asian American / Pacific Islander|
  • Residence: Live in |Southern California Edison's service area, CA|
  • School (College): |US Accredited College or University|
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This scholarship was established to benefit students planning to enroll as an undergraduate student in U.S. accredited college or university in the Fall of 2016. Applicants must be pursuing degrees in STEM fields. Applicants must be of Asian and/or Pacific Islander ethnicity.
  • competition 1.5
  • effort level 2.0
View Details IEEE Electron Devices Society Graduate Student Fellowship Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE), Inc. Computer Society
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  • 5,000
  • 1 award
  • May-15-2018
APPLICATION REQUIREMENTS:
  • Ethnicity: Be |Asian / Asian American / Pacific Islander|European|African|Middle East Asian|
  • Organization: Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE) Computer Society (Professional Organization)
  • Age / Grade Level: |Graduate Student|
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The IEEE Electron Devices Society Graduate Student Fellowship is awarded to graduate level study and research within EDS. Applicants must be a member of Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers at the time of nomination
  • competition 1.0
  • effort level 4.5
View Details PRSA Diversity Multicultural Scholarship Public Relations Society of America
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  • 1,500
  • 2 awards
  • May 2018
APPLICATION REQUIREMENTS: +2 More
  • Ethnicity: Be |Native American|Asian / Asian American / Pacific Islander|Hispanic|African American/Black|
  • Organization: Public Relations Student Society of America (PRSSA) (Professional Organization)
  • School (College): |US Accredited College or University|Four-year|
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PRSA Diversity Multicultural Scholarship is provided to full-time undergraduate students through the PRSA Foundation. The program was established in 1989 to support young men and women for their outstanding achievement in academics and involvement in public relations. The program awards two grant of $1,500.
  • competition 1.0
  • effort level 4.0
View Details Colgate "Bright Smiles, Bright Futures" Minority Scholarships American Dental Hygienists' Association (ADHA) Institute for Oral Health
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  • 1,250
  • 2 awards
  • February 2018
APPLICATION REQUIREMENTS: +2 More
  • Ethnicity: Be |Native American|Asian / Asian American / Pacific Islander|Hispanic|African American/Black|
  • Organization: American Dental Hygienists' Association (Professional Organization)
  • Residence: Live in |United States|
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Colgate Bright Smiles, Bright Futures Minority Scholarships is offered by ADHAs Institute for Oral Health. It is sponsored by the Colgate Palmolive Company. This scholarship is awarded to members of minority groups currently underrepresented in dental hygiene programs at the Certificate educational level. Two scholarships are given to those who are pursuing a certificate program.
  • competition 1.0
  • effort level 4.5
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  • 5,000
  • 1 award
  • Oct-20-2017
APPLICATION REQUIREMENTS: +2 More
  • Ethnicity: Be |Native American|Asian / Asian American / Pacific Islander|Hispanic|African American/Black|
  • Residence: |Permanent U.S. Resident|
  • Major: Study |Mathematics|
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The Mutual of Omaha Actuarial Scholarship for Minority Students is awarded to a student pursuing an actuarial or mathematics-related degree. Applicants must be member of one of the following minority groups African-American, Hispanic, Native American, Asian or Pacific Islander, Alaskan Eskimo
  • competition 1.0
  • effort level 2.0
View Details Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial Scholarship California Teachers Association (CTA)
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  • 1,000 - 6,000
  • 1 award
  • March 2018
APPLICATION REQUIREMENTS: +3 More
  • Ethnicity: Be |Native American|Asian / Asian American / Pacific Islander|Hispanic|African American/Black|
  • Organization: California Teachers Association (CTA) (Professional Organization)|Student California Teachers Association (SCTA) (Professional Organization)
  • Residence: Live in |California|
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The Martin Luther King, Jr. Memorial scholarship was established to promote professional growth for ethnic minority teachers and ESP members, and to support them in becoming educators, school nurses, school counselors or school therapists.
  • competition 1.0
  • effort level 1.5
View Details ASM Watkins Graduate Research Fellowship American Society for Microbiology (ASM)
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  • 21,000
  • 1 award
  • May 2018
APPLICATION REQUIREMENTS: +4 More
  • Ethnicity: Be |Native American|Asian / Asian American / Pacific Islander|Hispanic|African American/Black|
  • Organization: American Society For Microbiology (Professional Organization)
  • Residence: |Permanent U.S. Resident|
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The ASM Watkins Graduate Research Fellowship is awarded to a student admitted to a doctoral program in the microbiological sciences. Applicants must be a member of American Society for Microbiology.
  • competition 1.0
  • effort level 1.5
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  • n/a
  • 1 award
  • May-1-2018
APPLICATION REQUIREMENTS:
  • Ethnicity: Be |Native American|Asian / Asian American / Pacific Islander|Hispanic|African American/Black|
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The Kansas Ethnic Minority Scholarship is awarded to ethnic, racial groups of African American, American Indian, Alaskan Native, Asian or Pacific Islander, or Hispanic.
  • competition 3.0
  • effort level 1.0
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  • n/a
  • 1 award
  • Oct-1-2017
APPLICATION REQUIREMENTS:
  • Ethnicity: Be |Native American|Asian / Asian American / Pacific Islander|Hispanic|Alaska Native|African American/Black|
  • School (College): |Appraisal Institute|
  • Major: Study |General Appraiser Report Writing & Case Studies|Advanced Income Capitalization|Advanced Market Analysis and Highest and Best Use|Advanced Concepts & Case Studies|Quantitative Analysis|Residential Site Valuation and Cost Approach|Residential Sales Comparison and Income Approaches|Residential Report Writing and Case Studies|Residential Market Analysis and Highest & Best Use|Real Estate Finance, Statistics, and Valuation Modeling|Advanced Residential Applications and Case Studies/Part 1|Advanced Residential Report Writing/Part 2|
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This scholarship was established to benefit Minorities and women Candidates for Designation who are active in appraising and need financial assistance to take Appraisal Institute courses leading to the MAI or SRA designations. The award must be used within the year in which it is awarded and can't be applied to courses an applicant has already taken.
  • competition 3.0
  • effort level 4.5
View Details The Tang Scholarship Silicon Valley Community Foundation
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  • 15,000
  • 2 awards
  • n/a
APPLICATION REQUIREMENTS: +4 More
  • Ethnicity: Be |Asian / Asian American / Pacific Islander|
  • School (K-12): Attend a school in |Santa Clara, CA|San Mateo, CA|Contra Costa, CA|Napa, CA|Solano, CA|
  • Residence: Live in |Sonoma, CA|San Francisco, CA|Marin, CA|Alameda, CA| as a |Legal U.S. Resident|
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This scholarship was started in 2007 by Mr. Edward C. Tang to benefit gay, lesbian, bisexual and transgender (g/l/b/t) Asian and Pacific Islanders (API) for post-secondary education. Applicants must be high school graduates planning a full-time enrollment at an accredited two or four-year college, community college, university, graduate school or vocational school. Students must have a demonstrated academic promise and a financial need. This is a renewable scholarship for up to three additional years.
  • competition 2.5
  • effort level 5.0
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  • n/a
  • 1 award
  • November 2017
APPLICATION REQUIREMENTS: +3 More
  • Ethnicity: Be |Native American|Asian / Asian American / Pacific Islander|Puerto Rican|Mexican / Mexican American|African American/Black|
  • Residence: Live in |United States| as a |Permanent U.S. Resident|
  • School (College): Attend a |Not-for-profit|
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Ford Foundation Predoctoral Fellowships for Minorities is provided to individuals who have demonstrated superior academic achievement. The candidates must be committed to teaching and research. The program is given to approximately 60 awardees in different fields.
  • competition 2.0
  • effort level 4.5
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