APIASF's Upcoming Events

#NotTheSame is about creating awareness and challenging stereotypes to shed light on the real journeys and narratives of Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders (AAPI). The campaign is inspired by the unheard AAPI stories of homelessness, poverty, refugee struggles, prejudice, and more.

Comcast-NBCUniversal, one of the largest global media, entertainment, and technology companies, generously provided airtime for APIASF's public service announcement, #NotTheSame, which launched last month in December.

Comcast-NBCUniversal's $1.4M in-kind support,  through more than 120,000 airings during the month of December, enabled  APIASF to give a voice to the unheard stories of countless number of Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders (AAPIs) across the nation. Misguided stereotypes of AAPIs, due to the "Model Minority Myth," have resulted in creating obstacles for many homeless, poverty-stricken, and refugee families to thrive.

APIASF thanks Comcast-NBCUniversal for supporting these unheard stories across the nation by providing a platform to share such relevant information that inspires people to work toward change.
Report: The Valuable Impact of Scholarships
In partnership with the National Commission on Asian American and Pacific Islander Research in Education (CARE), APIASF released  "The Impact of Scholarships for Asian American and Pacific Islander Community College Students: Findings from an Experimental Design Study."  This report which outlines the measurable impact of scholarship funding on the educational experiences and academic achievement of AAPI community college students from three AANAPISI campus partners: City College of San Francisco, De Anza College, and South Seattle College.
Become an APIASF Volunteer Reader
It's that time of year again! We are  currently seeking 400 more volunteer readers for the APIASF General Scholarship program. Readers may access a secure website to review scholarship applications at their convenience during the read period (January 11 - March 11, 2016).  To ensure that there are enough readers to evaluate all applications, readers are asked to commit to completing a minimum of 20 applications. Each application takes approximately 10-15 minutes to review. All readers must have an undergraduate college diploma and/or 7-10 years of work experience. 

If you are interested in signing up, complete the new reader registration form, or if you are a returning reader, simply login at the same link with your existing username and password.
Scholars Mentoring Access to Resources and Training (SMART)

APIASF's 3rd SMART ( Scholars Mentoring Access to Resources and Training ) cycle will launch this month.  Over 150 Scholars will be matched with mentors from various industries including Finance, Education, and Engineering.  Scholars and mentors will work on resumes, cover letters, and interview preparation.

Scholars will also attend workshops by Teach for America, UMass Boston, and eXude on career exploration, breaking stereotypes, and Q&A with an HR Expert.  

Thank you to Target for making SMART possible!
First Generation , Wells Fargo's  award-winning documentary chronicling the lives of four low-income students striving to be first in their families to go to college ,  is streaming for free at Go College! Now

APIASF has taken the pledge, and we encourage you to join us in sharing your commitment to increasing college access and success for low-income and first generation students by taking your own  #GoCollegeNow pledge You will be automatically entered for a chance to win a free First Generation  DVD & Poster!
#repLove: Love Yourself, Love Your Life

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This February, take time to reflect on the things you love and how they inspire you.  Whether it is an aspect of yourself or a friend who helped you get through a hard time, the things we love help us to be our best selves.  What have you learned to love about yourself? 

Do you have a community of people that makes you feel loved? 

Submit a blog post or  join the Blog team today!
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Scholar Profile

The APIASF/General Mills Foundation Scholarship allows me to go into business world that requires postgraduate training or to pursue careers in public service. By removing financial barriers, my education and career goals would be easier to obtain [...] 
For my personal goals, someday I want to create my own non-profit organization that helps students achieve and develop leadership skill, gain college experience, and develop to their fullest potential. I want to work in a career where my passions lie, a career that utilizes my strengths, and a career where I can directly impact the students of color."

ChengCha Vang
2015-2016 APIASF/General Mills Foundation Scholar
Attending Augsburg College | Majoring in Psychology
Volunteer Profile

"As a Latina, I believe it is important not to overlook the experiences of other marginalized populations. Having served as an APIASF reader for the past two years, I have connected with AAPI stories because they resemble those of my friends and family. These experiences serve as a reminder of the need to make college more accessible and affordable."

Jossie Muñoz
  APIASF Volunteer Reader |  CARE
The Asian & Pacific Islander American Scholarship Fund is proud to be recognized in the Social Impact Exchange's S&I 100 Index of Top Nonprofits Creating Social Impact. Learn more .