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APIA Scholars Program

  • APIA Scholars Program
  • 2025 M Street NW
    Suite 610
  • Washington, DC 20036
  • (202) 986-6892
  • Cecilia Marshall
  • APIASF Scholarship Program

Program Description

The Asian American and Native American Pacific Islander-Serving Institution (AANAPISI) Scholarship Program is a collaboration with AANAPISIs and the communities they serve to provide scholarships, expand institutional capacity and mobilize local resources to help foster economic development. The AANAPISI Scholarship is available annually to students attending APIA Scholars AANAPISI partner campuses listed below.

The AANAPISI Scholarship online application opens on September 4, 2019 and closed on November 6, 2019 at 5:00 PM EST. Scholarship awards range from one-time $2,500 awards to multi-year $5,000 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.
    • Have placed strong emphasis on community service and leadership as well as solid academic achievement.

    Services Provided

    • Academic enrichment/tutoring/study skills
    • College admissions guidance and counseling
    • Financial aid advising/FAFSA completion
    • Scholarships and last-dollar grants


Race & Ethnicity

  • Asian or Pacific Islander: 100%

Populations Served

  • Academically At-risk
  • Academically High-performing


  • Less than 25%

Matriculation & Completion

  • 4-yr College Graduation: 83%