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What You Need To Know About The Asian Student Scholarships?

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Asian student scholarships and scholarships for Pacific Islanders specifically have become more prevalent since the early 1990′s. There are some Asian student scholarships and funds that are National in scope, such as The Asian & Pacific Islander American Scholarship Fund (APIASF), and there are also a number of state specific and even school specific scholarships for Pacific Islanders in areas where the Asian population is notable.

Asian and Pacific Islander American Scholarship Fund (APIASF): The Asian & Pacific Islander American Scholarship Fund has been established to help Asians and Pacific Islanders to find funding to help them pay for higher education. The program is funded and sponsored by many companies and corporations dedicated to helping the Asian and Pacific Islander communities.

It is the largest non-profit organization devoted to finding and providing scholarships for Asians and Pacific Islander Americans. APIASF offers scholarships to students who are enrolling at colleges and universities for the first time. Applications are generally available in the fall of every year and must be completed by mid January.

What You Need To Know About The Asian Student Scholarships?

Eligibility criteria for these scholarships are as follows:

• Be of Asian and/or Pacific Islander ethnicity

• Be a U.S. citizen, U.S. National, legal permanent resident, or a citizen of the Federated States of Micronesia, Republic of the Marshall Islands, or the Republic of Palau.

• Be a first-time, incoming college student in the fall semester.

• Be enrolled full-time in a two or four-year program at a U.S. accredited college or university in the U.S., Guam, American Samoa, and the Commonwealth of the Northern Mariana Islands for the 2007-2008 school year in the Freely Associated States, this includes the Community Colleges of the Federated States of Micronesia, the Republic of Marshall Islands and the Republic of Palau.

• Have a cumulative grade point average (GPA) of 2.7 or higher on a 4.0 scale.