Resources for Asian-American Students
Asian American Medical Student Association
ACS/Bayer Scholars Program
The ACS/Bayer Scholars Program is for for full-time college students at accredited colleges or universities. High academic achievers in chemistry or the sciences. Must prove financial need.
AGI Minority Geoscience Scholarships
To qualify for the AGI Minority Geoscience Scholarships, students must be enrolled in an accredited institution as an undergraduate or graduate student majoring in geoscience, or a sub-discipline of geoscience, and demonstrate financial need.
American Association of Advertising Agencies (AAAA)
MAIP is an annual 10-week summer intern program for ethnic minorities, who are full-time college students and will be college seniors or graduate students next fall and major in advertising, communications, liberal arts, marketing or related area. Applicant must be a US citizen/permanent resident with a minimum GPA of 2.7/4.0, and committed to a career in advertising.
Students are placed in AAAA member advertising agencies across the country to gain experience in advertising. Students apply to work in one of four departments: Account Management, Research, Media, & Creative. Award amount: Salary - approximately $300/week for 10 weeks.
American Dental Hygienists’ Association Institute
The American Dental Hygienists' Association offers annual awards for full-time, minority (African Americans, Hispanics, Asians, Native Americans, and Males) undergraduate/graduate students currently under represented in the Dental Hygiene profession. Selection based on minimum 3.0 GPA, documented financial need of at least $1,500, and completion of a minimum of 1 full-time year in dental hygiene curriculum prior to receiving the award.
American Institute of Certified Public Accountants (AICPA) Scholarships
The AICPA offers scholarships for undergraduates studying accounting at a U.S. college with at least 30 credits completed. Awards up to $5,000 with about 300 winners annually. Deadline is in July. Visit Web site for GPA requirements and details
Asian American Journalists Association (AAJA)
The Mary Moy Quan Ing Memorial Scholarship is for outstanding students; journalistic talent; financial need; sensitive to Asian American issues; submit essay and references. To apply, you download and fill in an Adobe Acrobat application form, then print it and submit it with other materials; Need-based; Merit-based; Ethnicity: Asian; Essay Required.
Kaiser Permanente Diversity Scholarship Program
The Kaiser Permanente Diversity scholarship is offered to students who want to pursue a career in health care or public health, and to increase the number of health professionals from underrepresented populations. While all qualified students may apply, preference will be given to students who identify as one or more of the following: African-American, Asian Pacific, Latino, Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, Intersex, Native American and/or Person with a Disability.
Must submit letter of recommendation and official transcript; Need-based; Merit-based; Min GPA: 2.7; Ethnicity: American Indian/Alaska Native,Asian,Black/African American,Filipino,Hispanic/Latino,Multi-Racial,Pacific Islander/Native Hawaiian; Essay Required; Service Required
Organization of Chinese Americans UPS Scholarship
The Organization of Chinese Americans offers three types of scholarships are listed with a total of about 38 scholarships awarded. Requirements vary including first to attend college in their family and financially disadvantaged. 1 page essay; Need-based; Min GPA: 3.0; Ethnicity: Asian, Filipino, and Pacific Islander/Native Hawaiian.