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Scholarships for Asian American Students

Welcome to Asian American Heritage Month, a time when we celebrate the rich cultural heritage and achievements of Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders. As we honor this vibrant community, it is important to recognize the incredible scholarships available to Asian American students. These scholarships serve as pathways to educational empowerment, providing financial support and recognition for their academic pursuits. Scholist App has highlighted some available scholarships, be sure to take note of the deadlines and eligibility.

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The APIA Scholarship is our largest scholarship program, open to AANHPI undergraduate students attending any U.S. accredited university or college. Scholarship amounts range from $2,500 one-year awards to $20,000 multi-year awards. APIA Scholars has a special focus on supporting AANHPI students who live at or below the poverty line; are in the first generation of their family 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. Strong applicants would also have an emphasis on community service and leadership.

Award: Up to $20,000

Deadline: January 19


  • 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

Brown and Caldwell Minority scholarships

At Brown and Caldwell, we value diversity in the workplace, supporting organizations like the National Society of Black Engineers and the Society for Hispanic Professional Engineers. We also offer a $5,000 Minority Scholarship to support students who identify as minorities and are interested in pursuing a career in the environmental profession.

Award: $5,000

Deadline: February 1


  • A United States citizen or permanent resident.

  • A full-time student enrolled in their Junior, Senior year or graduate program at an accredited college/university.

  • Declared major in civil, chemical, mechanical, electrical or environmental engineering or one of the environmental sciences (e.g. geology, hydrogeology, ecology).

  • Cumulative GPA of 3.0 or higher on a 4.0 scale (or equivalent on a 5.0 scale).

  • Identify as a member of a minority group (e.g. African American, Hispanic, Asian or Pacific American or Alaska Native).

Denny's USPAACC Scholarship

Each year, NAHN awards scholarships to active and eligible members who are enrolled in accredited LVN/LPN, associate, diploma, baccalaureate, and graduate nursing programs for the next academic year (2023-2024). Scholarship recipients are a select group of nursing students who demonstrate promise of professional contributions to the nursing profession and who have the potential to act as role models for other aspiring nursing students.

Award: $3,000

Deadline: March 1


  • Applicants must be of Asian-Pacific Island heritage and live in the United States.

Korean Ancestry Grant

At least seven new Korean Ancestry Grants, with a maximum grant of $12,000 will be available for the 2023-2024  academic year. The exact number of Korean Ancestry Grants will be decided both by the number of exceptional candidates and by the amount of available Foundation funds.

Award: Up to $12000

Deadline: April 1


  • Applicants must be of Asian ancestry, with at least one Asian grandparent. There is a strong preference for applicants of Korean ancestry.

  • The minimum GPA to apply is 3.50.

  • The grant is for undergraduate study only.

Asian Pacific American Heritage Association Scholarship

The number and value of Asian Pacific American Heritage Association (APAHA) scholarships available each year will be determined by the APAHA Board of Directors. The minimum scholarship award will be $1,000. Scholarships are funded by the proceeds of the prior APAHA gala and by generous donors.

Award: $1,000

Deadline: April 7


  • Applicants must be of Asian American or Pacific Islander descent; be a graduating high school senior, pursuing education beyond the high school level; have primary residence in the greater Houston area; and have a commitment to increasing the knowledge about Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders and helping the Asian and Pacific Islander communities.

Asian Pacific Fund

We coordinate several scholarship programs that provide financial support to undergraduate and graduate students. Each program is tailored to reflect the donor’s personal interests, whether targeted to specific ethnicities, career paths, or backgrounds.

Through these programs we partner with donors to give back in ways that are meaningful to them, and help students embark on their dreams.

Award: Up to $5000

Deadline: May 19


  • Students pursuing eligible primary care health professions training leading to:

  • A degree in medicine (allopathic or osteopathic);

  • A degree in dentistry; or

  • A postgraduate degree or postgraduate certificate from a school or program in nurse midwifery education, physician assistant education, or nurse practitioner education

Generation Google Scholarship (APAC)

The Generation Google Scholarship: for women in computer science was established to help students pursuing computer science degrees excel in technology and become leaders in the field. Selected students will receive $2,500 USD for the 2023-2024 academic year. The Generation Google Scholarship: for women in computer science will be awarded based on the strength of each candidate's commitment to diversity, equity, and inclusion, demonstrated leadership, and academic performance.

The program is open to students who meet all the minimum qualifications and we strongly encourage women interested in computer science to apply.


Award: $2,500

Deadline: May 16


To be eligible to apply, applicants must:

  • Be currently enrolled as a full-time second or third year undergraduate student at an accredited university in Asia Pacific for the 2022-2023 academic year

  • Intend to continue pursuing a full-time Bachelors program at an accredited university in Asia Pacific for the 2023-2024 academic year

  • Be studying computer science, computer engineering, or a closely related technical field

  • Demonstrate a strong academic record

  • Exemplify leadership and demonstrate passion for improving representation of underrepresented groups in computer science and technology

Asian-American Architects and Engineers Foundation Scholarship

The Asian American Architects and Engineers (AAa/e) Foundation is a non-profit organization dedicated to providing opportunities and scholarships for students pursuing a career in architecture, engineering or construction. The AAa/e Foundation was created in 2004 as a branch of the Asian American Architects / Engineers Association of Southern California ( to better support efforts to seek additional means of fundraising for our scholarships, and to better serve our students.

Award: $5,000

Deadline: May 31


  • Applicants must be attending a U.S. high school / trade school / college / university. International students are welcome!

  • You must be full-time student working towards a degree or interested in one of the following professions:

Architecture, Landscape Architecture, Planning and Urban Design ,Civil Engineering, Structural Engineering, Electrical Engineering, Mechanical Engineering, Environmental Engineering, Geotechnical Engineering, Transportation Engineering

Construction or Construction Management interior Design.

Against the Grain Scholarships

Are you a future Asian American artist and/or leader who is a high school senior, college undergraduate or graduate school students? If so, you may qualify for one of these scholarships.

Award: $5000

Deadline: May 31


  • Must be of at least 25% Asian and/or Pacific Islander ethnicity

  • Must be a citizen, national or legal permanent resident of the U.S.

  • Must be either a high school senior or a college student currently enrolled full-time at an accredited U.S. vocational, junior college, or four-year college/university and must be a full- time, associate/bachelor/master degree seeking student by the upcoming academic calendar year

  • Scholarship is open to students of all majors

  • Have demonstrated leadership abilities through participation in community service, extracurricular, or other activities

  • Have a minimum cumulative GPA of 3.0 on a 4.0 scale (unweighted)

The Gates Scholarship

The Gates Scholarship (TGS) is a highly selective, last-dollar scholarship for outstanding, minority, high school seniors from low-income households. Each year, the scholarship is awarded to exceptional student leaders, with the intent of helping them realize their maximum potential.

Award: Full Tuition

Deadline: September 15


To apply, students must be:

  • A high school senior

  • From at least one of the following ethnicities: African-American, American Indian/Alaska Native*, Asian & Pacific Islander American, and/or Hispanic American

  • Pell-eligible

  • A US citizen, national, or permanent resident

  • In good academic standing with a minimum cumulative weighted GPA of 3.3 on a 4.0 scale (or equivalent)

Additionally, a student must plan to enroll full-time, in a four-year degree program, at a US accredited, not-for-profit, private or public college or university.

*For American Indian/Alaska Native, proof of tribal enrollment will be required.

Asian Pacific Community Fund

APCF is excited to partner with local donors to offer scholarship programs annually to financially assist students in their pursuit of higher education. Through a competitive process, scholarship recipients are selected by a review committee based on academic merits, community involvement, leadership skills as well as recommendation from a mentor. Many of our scholarship programs are intended to support low-income youth, and several programs encourage students to study locally at a community college or state university.

Award : up to $20,000

Deadline: various scholarship deadlines


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