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APIA Scholarship

APIA Scholarship


APIA Scholars provides scholarships to underserved Asian Pacific Islander American (APIA) Students, with a special focus on those who live at or below the poverty line; 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.

The APIA Scholars scholarship application allows applicants to apply for up to two scholarships: the APIA Scholarship and the AANAPISI Scholarship, if eligible. Applicants can only be awarded one scholarship. Both scholarships are for the 2024-2025 academic year, to be used beginning in the Fall 2024 term.

APIA Scholarship

The APIA Scholarship is a national scholarship open to all incoming and returning APIA undergraduate college students at any accredited U.S. college or university.

Scholarship awards range from one-time $2,500 scholarships to multi-year $20,000 awards.

AANAPISI Scholarship

The Asian American and Native American Pacific Islander-Serving Institution (AANAPISI) Scholarship Program is a collaboration between APIA Scholars, 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. View qualifying AANAPISI partner campuses.

Scholarship awards range from $2,500 to multi-year $10,000 awards.


All applicants must:

  • Be able to describe their ethnicity, heritage, or ancestry in relation to the countries, territories, or lands in Asia or the Pacific Islands
  • 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
  • Must have applied for federal financial aid, for the 2024-2025 academic year, using the Free Application for the Federal Student Aid (FASFA) by mid-March 2024

For the APIA Scholarship:

  • Be enrolling or continuing enrollment as an undergraduate student in a U.S. accredited college or university in Fall 2024
  • Have a minimum cumulative GPA of 2.7 on a 4.0 scale (unweighted) or have earned a GED

For the AANAPISI Scholarship:

  • Be enrolling or continuing enrollment as an undergraduate, degree-seeking student at one of APIA Scholars AANAPISI Partner Institutions, during the Fall 2024 term. View qualifying AANAPISI partner campuses.

Application Requirements

  • Complete an online application by Tuesday, January 9, 2024 at 5PM Eastern Time
  • Optional Recommendation letter
  • Having a recommender submit a letter of recommendation is now an optional component of the APIA/AANAPISI Scholarship application. Applicants may either have a recommender submit a letter through the Kaleidoscope platform by December 6, 2023, at 5PM Eastern or write a total of three essays with their application. Those who choose the recommendation letter option will only be required to write two essays with their online application.
  • Optional recommendation letters must be received from the recommender by Wednesday, December 6, 2023 at 5PM Eastern Time. This is a different, earlier date than the applicant deadline!
  • Semi-Finalists of the APIA and/or AANAPISI Scholarship (notified in mid-Spring 2024) will be asked to complete a finalist form within the Kaleidoscope platform
  • Recipients of the APIA or AANAPISI Scholarship will be required to submit an unofficial transcript, their 2024-2025 FAFSA Student Aid Report (SAR), as well as complete the final stage of the online application

View our Frequently Asked Questions for additional information about both scholarships or the application.

Essay Questions

Applicants will be asked to choose at least TWO out of four essay prompts to respond to. Those who do not submit an online recommendation letter will be required to write THREE essays. Each prompt has a 500-word limit.

Click here to preview a list of this year’s essay prompts.


Application open: Wednesday, September 13, 2023

Recommender deadline: Wednesday, December 6, 2023 at 5PM Eastern Time

Application deadline: Tuesday, January 9, 2024 at 5PM Eastern Time

Finalists notified to complete next stage of application: Mid-spring 2024

Scholarship recipients notified to confirm award: Early summer 2024

Scholarship disbursement: Late summer 2024


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