Asian and Pacific Islander American Scholarships $2,500-$20,000
Sponsor: Asian and Pacific Islander American Scholarship Fund
Eligibility: Applicants must be of Asian or Pacific Islander ethnicity as defined by the U.S. Census, and they must be legal citizens, nationals or permanent residents of the United States. Citizens of the Marshall Islands, Micronesia and Palau are also eligible. Applicants must be enrolling full-time as a first-year degree-seeking student in an accredited college or university in the U.S. They must have a GPA of 2.7 or higher or have earned a GED, and they must apply for federal financial aid.
Eligibility: Applicants must be high school seniors or undergraduate students from Washington, Oregon, California, Hawaii or Alaska with demonstrated financial need. They must have a GPA of 3.0 or higher. Preference is given to students with Japanese or other Asian ancestry.
How to apply: Applications are available online.
1200 Fifth Avenue Suite 1300 Seattle, WA 98101-3151
Eligibility: Students must demonstrate maturity, good character and high academic achievement. Applicants must be African American, Asian American, Hispanic, Native American or Pacific Islander college students. While there is no fee to apply for this scholarship, there is a $95 fee to apply for the AIFS study abroad program.
Eligibility: Applicants must be members of an ethnic, cultural or racial minority. They must be landscape architecture students who are in the final two years of their undergraduate degree program or who are graduate students of landscape architecture. Selection is based on the overall strength of the application.
How to apply: Applications are available online. An application form, personal essay, three work samples, two recommendation letters and an applicant photo are required.
1200 17th Street NW Suite 210 Washington, DC 20036
Eligibility: Applicants must be a member of a minority group as defined by U.S. government rules, degree candidates in an accredited library or law school and intend to pursue a career as law librarians. Law library experience is preferred. Applicants must also have financial need and have at least one quarter or semester left after the scholarship is given.
How to apply: Applications are available online, by mail with a self-addressed, stamped envelope, by fax, by phone or by email.
Jackie Robinson Foundation Scholarship Program Up to $28,000
Sponsor: Jackie Robinson Foundation
Eligibility: Applicants must be minority high school seniors with demonstrated financial need, leadership potential and academic achievement and who have already been accepted to a four-year college or university. Students must also be U.S. citizens and have a minimum SAT score of 1000 or composite ACT score of 22.
Eligibility: Applicants must be members of a traditionally underrepresented group attending or planning to attend an accredited library media teacher credential program and plan to work in California for three years after completing the program. Applicants must provide a 250-word statement about their qualifications, career goals, financial situation and commitment to supporting multicultural students and two letters of reference.
How to apply: Applications are available online.
6444 E. Spring Street #247 Long Beach, CA 90815-1553
Eligibility: Applicants must be U.S. citizens or permanent residents. They must be entering the first year of law school during the year of application. They must have a cumulative undergraduate GPA of 2.5 or higher. Selection is based on the overall strength of the application.
How to apply: Applications are available online. An application form, personal statement, two recommendation letters and a transcript are required.
Sponsor: American Sociological Association Minority Fellowship Program
Eligibility: Applicants must be enrolled in and have completed one full year in a Ph.D. program in Sociology. Students must be members of an underrepresented minority group in the U.S.: African American, Latino, Asian/Pacific Islander or American Indians/Alaska Natives. Applicants must also be U.S. citizens, non-citizen nationals of the U.S. or have been lawfully admitted to the U.S. for permanent residence. The fellowship is awarded for 12 months and typically renewable for up to three years in total. Tuition and fees are arranged with the home department. MFP Fellows are selected each year by the MFP Advisory Panel, a rotating, appointed group of senior scholars in sociology. Fellows can be involved in any area of sociological research, though particular MFP award lines devoted to drug abuse research may be possible contingent on funding.
April 1 (Summer and Fall) and October 15 (Winter/Spring)
Sponsor: Council on International Educational Exchange (CIEE)
Eligibility: Applicants must be CIEE Study Center participants. They must be students who are self-identified as being from a group that is underrepresented in study abroad programs. Selection is based on the overall strength of the application.
How to apply: Applications are available online. An application form, financial aid information and an essay are required.
600 Southborough Drive Suite 104, South Portland Portland, ME 04106
Sponsor: U.S. Pan Asian American Chamber of Commerce
Eligibility: Applicants must be high school seniors at least 16 years of age who are of Asian or Pacific heritage. They must be U.S. citizens or permanent residents and plan to enroll full-time at an accredited college or university in the United States in the fall following graduation. A minimum GPA of 3.3 is required, and applicants should demonstrate academic excellence, leadership, community service involvement and financial need.