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Up to $20,000 APIA (Asian & Pacific Islander Americans) Scholarship Due 1/19

December 5, 2022

Background: APIA Scholars provides scholarships to underserved 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.

Award: Awards range from one-time $2,500 scholarships to multi-year $20,000 prizes. Recipients will also have access to mentorships, conferences, mental health resources, networks, and additional financial resources.

Eligibility:
• Be able to describe your 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
• Be enrolling or continuing as a degree-seeking undergraduate student in a U.S. accredited college or university in Fall 2023
• Have a minimum cumulative GPA of 2.7 on a 4.0 scale (unweighted), or equivalent, or have earned a GED
• Must apply for federal financial aid for the 2023-2024 academic year using the Free Application for the Federal Student Aid (FASFA) by early April 2023

How to Apply: Students can apply here by the January 19th deadline. In addition to an online application, students can choose to either write three essays in response to the prompts provided or to write two essays in response to the prompts provided and have a recommendation letter submitted on their behalf. Note that recommendation letters are due on January 12th (before the scholarship deadline).

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