Asian Scholarships

Scholarships open to Asian or Pacific Islander students.

Pacific Northwest Scholarship
Sponsor: UNCF
Amount: Varies
Closing Date: January 29, 2020
Description: Scholarship is open to minority high school seniors who are residents of Washington or Oregon state and planning to enroll full-time in the fall of 2020 at any accredited two-year or four-year college or university. Applicant must be a U.S. citizen and have at least a 2.5 GPA.

ASRT Foundation Scholarship
Sponsor: American Society of Radiologic Technologists (ASRT) Foundation
Amount: Varies
Closing Date: January 31, 2020
Description: Foundation has more than 65 scholarships available for the 2020-2021 academic year. Awards are available for all types of radiologic science students regardless of specific area of interest. In addition to the general scholarships, there is a scholarship open specifically to minority students.

Historically Underrepresented Groups Scholarship
Sponsor: Society for American Archaeology
Amount: $3,000
Closing Date: January 31, 2020
Description: Scholarships are open to minority undergraduate and graduate students who are studying Archaeology.

InspirASIAN Scholarships
Sponsor: InspirASIAN
Amount: Up to $2,000
Closing Date: January 31, 2020
Description: Scholarship is open to graduating high school seniors in good academic standing (minimum GPA of 3.4) who will attend an accredited college or university in Fall 2020. Applicant must be residents of an area with a APCA chapter (Arizona, California, Colorado, Florida, Georgia, Hawaii, Illinois, Indiana, Michigan, Minnesota, Missouri, Nevada, New Jersey, Ohio, Texas, Washington, Wisconsin, or Washington D.C. metro area). Applicant must submit completed application, reference, and personal essay.

Sports Task Force/Al Young Sports Journalism Scholarship
Sponsor: Asian American Journalists Association
Amount: Up to $2,000
Closing Date: December 31, 2019extended to January 31, 2020
Description: Scholarship is open to Asian American students who are AAJA student members. Applicant must demonstrate journalistic excellence and a strong interest in pursuing sports journalism as a career. Applicants must be an undergraduate enrolled with at least 12 credit units per semester at a junior college or university in the United States.

Institute for Oral Health Scholarship Program
Sponsor: American Dental Hygienists’ Association
Amount: Varies
Closing Date: February 1, 2020
Description: Scholarships are open to undergraduate and graduate students enrolled in a dental hygiene or dental program. Multiple scholarships available, including specific scholarships for minority students, male students, and students in the states of California, Minnesota, North Dakota, South Dakota, Virginia and Wisconsin.

Jackie Robinson Foundation Scholarship
Sponsor: Jackie Robinson Foundation
Amount: Up to $30,000 over four years
Closing Date: February 1, 2020
Description: Scholarship is open to graduating, minority high school seniors who plan on attending an accredited and approved four-year institution within the United States. Applicant must show leadership potential, dedication to community service, and evidence of financial need.

LAF Scholarships
Sponsor: Landscape Architecture Foundation
Amount: Varies
Closing Date: February 1, 2020
Description: Scholarships are open to students studying landscape architecture. Multiple scholarships available. In addition to general scholarships, there are scholarships open to minority students and students from Hawaii and New York.

Paul Hastings Diversity Scholarship
Sponsor: Paul Hastings LLP
Amount: $10,000
Closing Date: February 1, 2020
Description: Scholarship is open to 1L law students who will be enrolled full-time at an ABA-accredited law school. Applicant must demonstrate a commitment to promoting diversity and contributing to the firm’s diversity goals as a result of background, experience, personal attributes or characteristics. Recipient of scholarship will receive a paid summer associate position as well as the scholarship.

Kennedy-King Memorial Scholarship
Sponsor: Kennedy-King Memorial Scholarship Fund
Amount: $5,000
Closing Date: February 7, 2020
Description: Scholarship is open to students who will transfer in the fall or spring following the award from a Contra Costa County (California) college to junior standing at a four-year accredited institution. Applicant must belong to a minority group under-represented in the California College and University system (African-American, Americans (North, Central, or South) derived from Spanish-speaking cultures, Native American, or Pacific Islander.

Phyllis A. Bermingham Hmong Education Scholarship Fund
Sponsor: Community Foundation of North Central Wisconsin
Amount: Varies
Closing Date: February 15, 2020
Description: Scholarship is open to graduating Southeast Asian high school seniors from Marathon County (Wisconsin) who are able and deserving, and demonstrate a passionate commitment to social justice.

LAGRANT Foundation Undergraduate Scholarships
Sponsor: LAGRANT Foundation
Amount: $2,500
Closing Date: February 28, 2020
Description: Scholarship is open to U.S. citizens, permanent residents, and AB-540/DACA recipients who are a member of one of the following ethnic groups: African American/Black, Asian American/Pacific Islander, Hispanic/Latino, or Native American/Alaska Native. Applicant must be a full-time student at a four-year accredited institution in the U.S. with at least a 3.0 GPA and majoring in a field of study that has an emphasis on advertising, marketing or public relations. Applications submitted on or before January 17 will be eligible for an extra 10 points.

LPGA Scholarships
Sponsor: LPGA Foundation
Amount: Varies
Closing Date: February 28, 2020
Description: Scholarships are open to female graduating high school seniors who played golf in high school. There are scholarships for students who are planning on playing collegiate golf and for students not planning on playing collegiate golf. In addition to general scholarships, there are scholarships open to minority female students.

Minority Teachers of Illinois (MTI) Scholarship Program
Sponsor: Illinois Student Assistance Commission
Amount: Up to $5,000
Closing Date: March 1, 2020
Description: Scholarship is open to residents of Illinois who are minority students of either African-American/Black, Hispanic American, Asian American or Native Origin. Applicant must be a current undergraduate or graduate student at an Illinois institution of higher education in a course of study which, upon completion, qualifies them to be certified as a preschool, elementary, or secondary school teacher.

Scholarship for Minority Accounting Students
Sponsor: American Institute of CPAs (AICPA)
Amount: Up to $5,000
Closing Date: March 1, 2020
Description: Scholarship is open to full-time minority students pursuing an undergraduate or graduate degree in accounting or an accounting-related major. Applicant must have at least a 3.0 GPA and be a U.S. citizen or permanent resident.

Banatao Family Filipino American Education Fund
Sponsor: Asian Pacific Fund
Amount: $5,000
Closing Date: March 2, 2020
Description: Scholarship is open to incoming college freshmen of Filipino heritage (at least 50%) who will be majoring in engineering, mathematics, computer science, environmental or physical science. Applicant must be a permanent resident of California.

Chin: Shui Kuen and Allen Chin Scholarship
Sponsor: Asian Pacific Fund
Amount: $1,000
Closing Date: March 2, 2020
Description: Scholarship is open to incoming and current undergraduate college students who has done community advocacy and social justice work on behalf of Asian American, immigrant, gay and lesbian and/or other progressive causes. Applicant or parents must be current or former employee at an Asian-owned or Asian cuisine resident.

JACL National Scholarship Program
Sponsor: Japanese American Citizens League (JACL)
Amount: Varies
Closing Date: March 2, 2020
Description: Scholarships are open to incoming and current college students who are active National JACL members at either an Individual or Student/Youth Level.

Growing Up Asian in America Contest
Sponsor: Asian Americans for Community Involvement
Amount: $500
Closing Date: March 6, 2020
Description: Award is open to Bay Area (California) students from Kindergarten through 12 grades who are from backgrounds including Chinese, Filipino, Indian, Japanese, Korean, Vietnamese, and other Asian, Pacific Islander or multiracial ethnicities. Applicant must submit artwork, essay or video on the theme, “Why I Count” with a focus on the census.

Seguritan: Frederick and Demi Seguritan Scholarship
Sponsor: Asian Pacific Fund
Amount: $20,000
Closing Date: March 6, 2020
Description: Scholarship is open to incoming freshmen enrolled full-time at an accredited four-year college or university. Applicant must be a first generation Asian American, have a minimum GPA of 3.0, be a resident of the San Francisco Bay Area, and have an interest in business (but not required to be a business major).

Leonard M. Perryman Scholarship
Sponsor: United Methodist Communications
Amount: $2,500
Closing Date: March 15, 2020
Description: Scholarship is open to racial ethnic minorities students who are United Methodist undergraduate students intending to pursue a career in religion journalism or mass communications.

Mega Bank Scholarship Program
Sponsor: Mega Bank | Asian Pacific Community Fund
Amount: $1,000
Closing Date: March 25, 2020
Description: Scholarship is open to high school seniors who reside in Los Angeles or Orange County (California) with plans to attend a California College. Applicant must have a GPA of at least 3.0 and have a household income at or below the County Low Income Level.

Royal Business Bank Scholarship Program
Sponsor: Royal Business Bank | Asian Pacific Community Fund
Amount: $1,000
Closing Date: March 25, 2020
Description: Scholarship is open to high school seniors who reside in New York City area (New York County, King County, Queens County, or Richmond County), Southern California (Los Angeles County, Orange County, Ventura County) or Nevada (Clark County). Applicant must be planning on attending a California, Nevada, or New York college, have at least a 3.0 GPA, and have a household income at or below the County Low Income Level.

TASF Scholarship
Sponsor: Taiwanese American Scholarship Fund
Amount: $5,000
Closing Date: March 25, 2020
Description: Scholarship is open to graduating high school seniors and first year college students who are U.S. Citizens or permanent residents AND are a direct blood descendant of a Taiwanese citizen.

Asian Pacific Fund Scholarship
Sponsor: Asian Pacific Fund
Amount: Up to $3,000
Closing Date: March 27, 2020
Description: Scholarship is open to incoming college freshmen who will be enrolled in the Fall of 2020. Applicant must be of Asian and/or Pacific Islander ethnicity, first in immediate family to attend college, and be a resident of California (with preference given to Bay Area residents).

AfterCollege STEM Inclusion Scholarship
Sponsor: AfterCollege
Amount: $500
Closing Date: March 31, 2020
Description: Scholarship is open to currently enrolled students working towards a degree in a field of Science, Technology, Engineering or Mathematics from a group underrepresented in their field of study. Underrepresented groups may be defined by gender, race, ethnic background, disability, sexual orientation, age, socio-economic status, nationality, and other non-visible differences.

Beautiful Minds Scholarship
Sponsor: RentDeals.com
Amount: $1,000
Closing Date: March 31, 2020
Description: Scholarship is open to minority graduating high school seniors who are attending school in the United States and planning to enroll in a regionally accredited post-secondary institution. Applicant must submit an essay on the topic, “Finding My Purpose.”

CANFIT Scholarships
Sponsor: California Adolescent Nutrition and Fitness (CANFit)
Amount: Varies
Closing Date: March 31, 2020
Description: Scholarship is open to undergraduate and graduate students attending an accredited college or university in California who are pursing degrees in Nutrition, Physical Education, or Culinary Arts. Applicant must be of African-American, American Indian/Alaska Native, Asian American, Pacific Islander or Latino/Hispanic descent.

API Study Abroad and Intern Abroad Scholarships
Sponsor: API Study Abroad
Amount: Varies
Closing Date: April 1, 2020
Description: Scholarships are open to API program participants. There are multiple scholarships with specific requirements – see website for details. In addition to general scholarships, there are scholarships specifically open to community college students, military veterans, non-traditional students, students with disabilities, minority students, LGBTQ students, STEM majors, and student athletes.

Matt Fong Asian Americans in Public Finance Scholarship
Sponsor: Asian Pacific Fund
Amount: $2,500
Closing Date: April 3, 2020
Description: Scholarship is open to incoming sophomores, juniors, and seniors at a four-year college or university in 2019-2020 in California. Applicant must be of Asian descent (at least 50%) and majoring in Accounting, Political Science, Public Policy, Business Administration or related fields.

EMPOWER Scholarships
Sponsor: Courage Kenny Rehabilitation Institute
Amount: Varies
Closing Date: April 15, 2020
Description: Scholarship is open to ethnically diverse students who have been accepted to or enrolled in a post-high school program and planning to pursue a career in a medical or rehabilitation field. Applicant must be a resident of Minnesota or Western Wisconsin OR attending school in Minnesota or Western Wisconsin.

Hsiao Memorial Social Sciences Scholarship
Sponsor: Asian Pacific Fund
Amount: $1,000
Closing Date: May 11, 2020
Description: Scholarship is open to graduate students attending a U.S. based college or university in 2020-2021 with preference given to research/study topics that benefit those in social/economic need, especially Asian and Asian American communities. Preference for Asian heritage, but it is not required.

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