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Asian Pacific American Heritage Month 2022 Scholarships

May 25, 2022
by Liz Montenegro
Asian Pacific American Heritage Month 2022 Scholarships

As we celebrate Asian Pacific American Heritage Month, we reflect on the enormous contributions of Asian Americans and share their culturally rich history. Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders make up the fastest-growing racial group in the United States, with more than 23 million it total. However, API individuals, communities, and businesses have been disproportionately impacted by discrimination and criminal acts that have only been exacerbated by the pandemic in recent years. Now more than ever, we need to stand united as Americans against anti-Asian racism.

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Since the beginning of our nation, Asian American And Pacific Islanders have not been afforded the same opportunities as other Americans. For this reason, there is a wide variety of scholarships available to help level the playing field and ensure equitable access to educational and career resources. If you or someone you know identifies as Asian American or Pacific Islander, check out these scholarship opportunities below!

Scholarships with Deadlines Approaching

The Lily Pabilona Emerging Entrepreneur Scholarship

Amount: $5,000

Deadline: May 31, 2022

Scholarship Description: This program recognizes Asian American high school, graduate and post-graduate students of all majors who are pursuing a career in entrepreneurship. Applicants 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. and must be either a high school senior or a college student currently enrolled full-time at an accredited U.S. vocational, community college, or four-year college/university.

The Leon Bradley Scholarship

Amount: $3,500

Deadline: May 31, 2022

Scholarship Description: This program encourages more minorities or persons of color to enter the field of teaching and school leadership. AASPA will annually award two scholarships to assist a minority candidate seeking their initial teaching certification endorsement. Candidates will be eligible for the award if they are in their final year of completing certification/endorsement requirements, including student teaching if applicable.

UNCF Olay Face the STEM Gap Scholarship

Amount: $5,000

Deadline: May 31, 2022

Scholarship Description: This program supports women of color in achieving gender parity in STEM. The Standout Program is designed to give top students immersive experiences in a culture where diverse backgrounds, experiences, and ways of thinking are valued and included to make a meaningful impact from Day 1. The desire is to have a diverse group of top candidates for this program.

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