7 Scholarships for Asians

There are several scholarships for Asians offered by different awarding bodies. Here are the details of seven such scholarships.
1.) Conference on Asian Pacific American Leadership (CAPAL)

CAPAL scholarships winners receive $2,000.00 to take part in an internship in Washington (DC.). You, as a recipient, will have to develop a Community Action Plan. Selection for getting the award is based on academic achievement, financial need, and leadership skills. You must be able to demonstrate public service, including service to the CAPAL community. Past winners of the scholarship include students majoring in subjects such as Asian American Studies, Mass Communication, and Diplomatic History.

2.) Sacramento State University, Department of Asian American Studies

One full-time scholarship worth $1,000.00 is offered each year. You can apply for this regardless of the major you are studying. In selecting recipients of the Asian Pacific American Community Leadership Scholarship, you will be given preference if you have completed one or more courses in this subject area and/or plan to take one or more courses during the year you receive the funds.

3.) UCLA, Department of Asian American Studies

The Department offers scholarships that range from $250.00 to $3,000.00 through its Asian American Studies Center.

4.) University of California, Irvine

The Ching-Suei Su Scholarship is available to sophomores or juniors majoring in Asian American Studies who have a GPA of at least 3.3. This merit-based scholarship is worth $2,500.00. In order to be eligible, you must have participated in community or campus service activities as well.

5.) Swarthmore College, Department of Asian Studies

Genevieve Ching-Wen Lee ’96 Memorial Fund Research Grants in Asian American Studies are awarded to one or two students every year. Details about the grants are published each spring.

6.) Mitsuyuki Yonemura Memorial Scholarship

This scholarship is available to entering undergraduate freshmen who have the National Japanese American Citizens League (JACL) membership. When applying, you will need to submit a completed application form, official transcripts, JACL membership proof, a personal statement, resume, and letter of recommendation. The deadline for submitting applications is March 1. The amount of scholarship awarded to the student varies.

7.) Masao and Sumako Itano Memorial Scholarship

This scholarship is also offered to entering undergraduate freshmen who are members of the National Japanese American Citizens League (JACL). The application deadline and documents required are same as the Mitsuyuki Yonemura Memorial Scholarship. The amount awarded is variable as well.

These are seven scholarships for Asians that you may be eligible for depending on the requirements.