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Top Asian Scholarships for 2022
For students who are of Chinese, Filipino, Indian, Japanese, Korean, Pacific Islander, Thai, or Vietnamese backgrounds are eligible for specific scholarships. Whether you are looking for specific Asian scholarships or opportunities that are open to minority students general, we have you covered!
After all, colleges are communities that value diversity and aim to represent broader society! One of the ways that they seek to create a diverse community is by supporting students of different races, ethnicities, and backgrounds.
In this guide, we will help you learn about the scholarship and financial aid opportunities that Asian students can take advantage of.
Jump ahead to:
- Top Asian scholarships
- Frequently asked questions
- Summary of Asian scholarships
- Upcoming scholarships for Asian students
- Other scholarship categories to explore
Keep on reading to learn more about the top Asian scholarships and financial aid opportunities for 2021!
Top Asian scholarships in 2022
- Eligibility: Asian American/Pacific Islander high school seniors and current college students
- Amount: $750
- Deadline: April 15, 2022
- Eligibility: High school seniors from minority backgrounds
- Amount: up to $30,000 over 4 years
- Deadline: January 12, 2022
- Eligibility: Students studying accounting
- Amount: $5,000
- Deadline: March 1, 2022
- Eligibility: Graduate or advanced degree student with an interest in advancing social justice for Asians
- Amount: $500
- Deadline: April 10, 2022
- Eligibility: Asian American college students pursuing a major in the performing, visual arts, journalism and/or mass communications
- Amount: $1,000
- Deadline: May 31, 2022
Frequently asked questions about scholarships for Asian students
Are there scholarships for Asian women available?
If you are an Asian female looking for more scholarships, you can check out our top scholarships for women which will have some other great opportunities to apply for.
Are there any specific college merit scholarships for Asian students?
It really depends on the school! We’d suggest starting with this list of colleges that award merit aid as a first step. You can also check in with the specific colleges on your list. Many of them will offer scholarships that are aimed to support specific groups of students. For instance, the Trustee Opportunity Scholarship at Kenyon College aims to support all underrepresented students, including Asian and Pacific Islander students.
Do I qualify for these scholarships if I am only half Asian?
Yes! Typically, there is no specific requirement for the percentage of Asian heritage you must have to apply for these scholarships. Students who are only one quarter, and sometimes even one eighth, might apply. Unless it lists a specific benchmark, which would be very unusual, you should be fine.
Summary of Asian Scholarships
- $750 Asian American / Pacific Islander Scholarship
- Jackie Robinson Foundation Scholarship
- AICPA Scholarships for Minority Accounting Students
- Advancing Social Justice for Asians Scholarship
- Against The Grain Artistic Scholarship
Upcoming scholarships for Asian students
- Eligibility: Asian American and Pacific Islander college students (as of Spring Semester 2021
- Amount: $2,500 to $5,000
- Eligibility: Asian American and Pacific Islander college students
- Amount: $2,500 to $5,000
- Eligibility: Full time college students who are studying engineering, architecture, construction or other related majors.
- Amount: $5,000s
- Eligibility: U.S. citizens or permanent residents of Asian descent who are enrolled full-time as a 1L in a J.D. program at an ABA-accredited and approved law school in the U.S. with financial need. Applicants must intend to practice in the private sector in the New York City metropolitan area following graduation
- Amount: $15,000
- Eligibility: High school seniors of African-American, American Indian/Alaska Native, Asian & Pacific Islander American, and/or Hispanic American who are Pell-eligible
- Amount: Full funding of all costs not covered by financial aid and family contribution