2013-2015 National Directory of Scholarships, Internships, and Fellowships for Asian American and Pacific Islander Students

This directory provides a listing of scholarships, internships, and fellowships relevant to students of Asian American background or those with an interest in Asian American affairs made by the Asian American Studies Program at the University of Maryland. Also included is a section on tips and resources for college students.

Colgate "Bright Smiles, Bright Futures" Minority Scholarships

Colgate awards $1,250 to members of minorities groups that the company feel is underrepresented in the dental hygiene industry. Eligible groups include African Americans, Asians, Hispanics, Native Americans, and males.

AICPA Minority Scholarship

Based upon financial necessity and academic accomplishments, 500 scholarships are being offered up to a maximum of $5000. Students must meet the required 3.0 GPA minimum. There are no age limitations and non-traditional students are welcomed. Full time attendance is mandatory. Ethnic/cultural backgrounds comprise of African American, Alaskan American, Asian American, Chinese American, Japanese American, Mexican American, Native American, Hispanic, and Latino. Collegians are required to be majoring in accounting.

APA-AIA Minority Scholarship Program

Archaeological Institute of America (AIA) offers an annual scholarship of $3,000 to an undergraduate in any country in the field of classical studies. Emphasis is on proposals such as summer programs of field schools abroad as well as institutional language training in Canada, Europe or U.S. Eligibility is based upon academic classic qualifications both in language and studies as well as other prerequisites. Diversity of race includes Asian/Pacific Islander, Black, Hispanic/non-Hispanic and Native American.

Conference on Asian Pacific American Leadership

The Conference on Asian Pacific American Leadership (CAPAL) is a 501(c)(3) charitable and educational organization dedicated to building leadership and public policy knowledge within the Asian Pacific American community. Its mission is to promote APA interests and success in public service careers, to provide information and education on policy issues affecting the APA community, and to serve the APA community at large.

Robert B. Bailey Minority Scholarship

With a possible 150 applicants, $500 is dispersed within a range of up to 10 scholarships. Applicant must be learning abroad at a council study program and be an affiliate of an under-represented group. Deadline for summer and fall is April 1st and spring is November 1st.

Fredrikson and Byron Foundation Minority Scholarship

This $5,000 scholarship will be presented to a first-year law student. The cut-off for the number of applicants is 40 and while the maximum awards are two, the average offered is one. The deadline for your application is March 31st.

Freedom Forum Minority Scholarship

This scholarship gives preference to candidates from areas of Tampa, Pensacola, Melbourne/Cocoa and Ft. Myers. It is mandatory to be a minority journalism student. The maximum number of awards is three with an average amount of $2,250.

General Motors Minority Scholarship

The average numbers of scholarships available for this $5000 award is two. The major requisition is that you are a minority student studying in the automotive marketing area. The deadline for your application is March 1st. The scholarship will be awarded to the student who demonstrates financial justification as well as academic merit.

Graduate International/ Minority Scholarship

This $4,000 scholarship is sponsored by the American Speech-Language-Hearing Foundation. To be eligible you must be a master level student and enrolled in a credited program approved by the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association Council on Academic Accreditation. A submission form must be accompanied by a goal oriented cover letter, official GPA transcripts, declaration of good standing, an essay and recommendations.

Jack Kent Cooke Foundation Undergraduate Transfer Scholarship

The Jack Kent Cooke Foundation Undergraduate Transfer Scholarship makes it possible for the nation’s top community college students to complete their bachelor’s degrees by transferring to a four-year college or university. The Foundation provides up to $30,000 per year to each of approximately 75 deserving students selected annually, making it the largest private scholarship for two-year and community college transfer students in the country.

Knight Foundation Minority Scholarship

Twenty scholarships are offered to minority students by the University of Florida for advertising and journalism. While the maximum amount awarded is $3,000 and the minimum is $1,500, the average runs about $2,250.

Knight Ridder Inc Minority Scholarship

Detroit Free Press is offering scholarships in journalism and communications to Native American, Asian-American, Hispanic and black minorities who hold a GPA 3.0 minimum. The deadline for the applications is January 15th.

Miami Herald Minority Scholarship

University of Florida is sponsoring minority students who plan a career in journalism or newspaper advertising. One to three awards are available in the amount ranging from $1,500 to $3,000 with the average being $2,250.

Minority Scholarship Award for College Students

Selection for this chemical engineering scholarship is based on partaking in AIChE student/professional activities, your academic record, career objectives, as well as financial necessity. Either the faculty, American Institute of Chemical Engineers members, or their leaders, nominate minorities for this $1,000 award.

Minority Scholarship Award for Incoming College Freshmen

This $1,000 scholarship sponsored by the American Institute of Chemical Engineers in the field of chemical engineering is selected based on financial need, involvement in school/work activities and your academic record. Applicants are nominated by a professor or an AIChE member or AIChE leader.

Minority Scholarship in Classics and Classical Archeology

The Archaeological Institute of America and the American Philological Association is inviting applications for a scholarship with a maximum amount of $3,000 to minority undergraduate students. This award will assist an undergraduate in classics or classical archaeology. Awarded upon financial need, proposal interest (not limited to) in field schools abroad, summer programs or language training in Europe, Canada or the U.S, as well as students academic qualifications. Candidates need to be a citizen/permanent resident of Canada or the United States.

NCSA Minority Scholarship

The National Collegiate Scouting Association (NCSA) bestows Leadership Grants to any student athlete based on financial need, community service, their GPA, and of course their leadership abilities. Applicants are chosen utilizing a strategic point technique that evaluates each submission. Along with your individual application you will need to fill financial information as well.

New York Times Minority Scholarship

This advertising and journalism scholarship offered by University of Florida is available for minority students. Students can receive up to $3,000.

Organization of Chinese Americans

OCA understands the importance of supporting the next generation of Asian Pacific Americans (APA) and hosts a number of leadership development programs designed specifically for APA youth. Based on the belief that education is a process that begins at birth and continues throughout one's life, OCA's programs aim to create a solid foundation from which our youth can grow. 

Since 1993, OCA has been providing assistance to deserving APA students to pursue their dreams of a higher education through the OCA Scholarship Program. Recognizing the lack of resources to quality education for underserved APA students, OCA has partnered with various foundations throughout the years that are committed in providing educational opportunities to their communities and the future generation of APA leaders.

Orlando Sentinel/ Sun-Sentinel of Ft Lauderdale Minority Scholarship

Any minority student who plans a career in journalism or newspaper advertising may apply for the University of Florida $3,000 maximum scholarship award. First choice is given to candidates from the Orlando and Ft. Lauderdale areas.

Palm Beach Post Minority Scholarship

This sponsorship is an amount up to $3,000 and offered by the University of Florida. Candidates must be from West Palm Beach as well as a minority student studying advertising and journalism.

Phillip L Graham Minority Scholarship

Contact Charles J. Harris, Director of Scholarships, Placement, and Multicultural Affairs at 352 392-1265 in regards to the four available telecommunication scholarships being offered by the University of Florida. Applicants need to be considered a minority student and come from the Miami or Jacksonville, Florida area.

St Petersburg Times Minority Scholarship

The applicant for this possible $3,000 scholarship offered by the University of Florida will be a minority undergraduate who is in preparation for a career in advertising or print journalism. St. Petersburg area candidates are given preference.

William G Anderson, DO Minority Scholarship

American Osteopathic Foundation is offering a $5,000 grant to a minority student studying osteopathic medicine. You may contact Brian K. Hagon, Program Coordinator at bhagon@aoa-net.org for more information.

Xerox Technical Minority Scholarship

Xerox has established a minority scholarship for recruitment of employees in fields of technology. Scholarships availability ranges from $1,000 to $10,000 depending upon classification, academic excellence and tuition balance. Candidates must be descendants of Hispanic, Asian, Pacific Island, African American, and Native Alaskan or Native American groups. They must hold a 3.0 GPA or better and enrolled as an undergraduate or graduate full time.

UF McNair Scholars Program

The UF McNair Scholars Program, named in honor of Dr. Ronald E. McNair (an African-American engineer, scientist and astronaut who perished in the 1986 explosion of the space shuttle Challenger), exists to support undergraduate college students from low-income, first-generation and underrepresented backgrounds in their progress towards a Ph. D degree. Recipients design and conduct their own research project, receiving a $2,800 stipend for their work. Recipients will also receive the following benefits:

  • Receive tutoring and academic assistance, if needed.
  • Assistance with the graduate school application process.
  • Assistance with finding financial aid for graduate school.
  • Coaching on how to prepare for oral defenses.
  • Professional workshops on how to make public posters/visual presentations.
  • Gaining opportunities to publish your research.
  • Attending graduate studies seminars and professional workshops.
  • Traveling to National research and professional conferences.
  • Graduate school application fee waivers.

Minority Teach Education Scholarship

The Minority Teacher Education Scholarship (MTES) is available to newly admitted minority students in the college.

  • The annual amount of a scholarship is $4,000 (distributed $2,000 per semester)
  • Scholarship awards are distributed for the Fall and Spring semesters only
  • Students may be eligible to receive the scholarship up to six semesters, depending on the length of their teacher education program