While Asian and Pacific Islander students receive the smallest percentage of grants (63 and 67 percent, respectively), the average amounts they receive are far higher than their minority and majority peers. Asian students average grants of $12,120 while Pacific Islander students receive $12,350. The next highest group, American Indian and Alaska Natives, receive an average of $9,650.
- Anna Chennault Scholarship
The Asian American Journalists Association provides $5,000 scholarships to students of Asian American/Pacific Islander heritage. Applications are due by April 22.
- Asian & Pacific Islander American Scholarship
This award exists for individuals living at or below the poverty line who are first generation college students. Applications are due January 10, with those selected receiving varying amounts.
- Banatao Family Filipino American Education Scholarship
This scholarship provides up to $20,000 over four years to incoming students pursuing degrees in STEM topics. They must live in California and submit applications by February 26.
- Central California Asian Pacific Women General Scholarship
This award exists for Asian Pacific women from Fresno County, California who study at the undergraduate or graduate level. Applications are due April 30 and award amounts vary.
- Chi Am Scholarship
The Chi Am Circle Club provides this award to high school seniors of Asian descent who live in California. Awards range from $1,000 to $5,000 and applications are due March 9.
- Lapiz Family Scholarship
The Asian Pacific Fund administers this $2,000 renewable scholarship made available to undergraduate learners who are farm workers or the children of farm workers. Applications are due April 26.
- Matt Fong Asian Americans in Public Finance Scholarship
Incoming sophomores, juniors, or seniors studying accounting, political science, public policy, or business can apply to this non-renewable award of $5,000. Applications are due April 1.
- The Tang Scholarship
Provided via the Silicon Valley Community Foundation, this award exists for LGBTQ learners with at least 25 percent Asian/Pacific Islander heritage. Scholarship amounts vary and applications are due April 30.
- UH-OHA Ho’ona’auao Higher Education Scholarship
The University of Hawaii offers this scholarship to Native Hawaiians who are the first in their family to attend college. Undergraduates receive $1,000 and graduate students receive $3,000. Scholarship applications are due with general admissions applications.
- USPAACC Scholarship
The U.S. Pan Asian American Chamber of Commerce provides 15-20 scholarships per year of up to $5,000. Applicants must write an essay, provide proof of financial need, and ask for letters of recommendation. Applications are due March 29.