Asian American Scholarships

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.


Distinguished Raven FAC Memorial Scholarship

Sponsor: Edgar Allan Poe Literary Society

Amount: Up to $2,000

Closing Date: February 29, 2020

Description: Scholarship is open to descendants and legal wards of any Lao or Hmong individual who served in the Royal Laotian Military or Hmong forces in defense of the Kingdom of Laos between 1960 and 1975. Applicant must also be a high school senior or graduate, and must be enrolled or actively seeking to enroll full-time in the coming academic year in an undergraduate program at an accredited college.


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.


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 ethnicity. Applicant must submit artwork, essay or video on the theme, “Why I Count” with a focus on the census.


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.


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.


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.”


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.


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.