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Hsiao Memorial Social Sciences Scholarship

Offered by Asian Pacific Fund

Reviewed by Lisa FreedlandLast updated Apr 17, 2024
1 award worth


Grade level

Graduate Students

Application deadline:

April 26, 2024

Scholarship Overview

Are you a graduate student pursuing a career in economics or another social science? If so, you might be interested in applying for the Hsiao Memorial Social Sciences Scholarship! The scholarship is open to graduate students pursuing a social sciences/economics degree. Preference will be given to those with Asian heritage and who study/research topics that benefit those in economic need, but neither is required. 

The scholarship is offered by the Asian Pacific Fund, a nonprofit organization based in Los Angeles, California. They look to strengthen the Asian and Pacific Islander community by supporting vulnerable members through philanthropy. The program is in honor of Liang-Lin Hsiao who was a professor of economics at Indiana State University. Every year, the scholarship awards $1,000 to help a lucky recipient cover tuition and other educational costs. If you are passionate about your graduate degree in economics/social sciences and are looking for some help paying it off, we encourage you to apply!

Eligibility information

The scholarship is open to graduate students who experience financial need and are pursuing a degree in a social science. While economics is preferred, it is not required. Applicants must also meet the below eligibility requirements.

Grade Level

Graduate Students


U.S. Citizens, Permanent Residents

Minimum GPA



Asian/Pacific Islander

Academic Interest

Social Science

Application information

To apply for this scholarship, students must submit an online application and the below application materials.


Academic transcript

Resume or CV

Letters of Recommendation

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Scholarship FAQ

Is this scholarship open to international students?

No, this scholarship is only open to U.S. Citizens and Permanent Residents.

Who should I contact with any questions about this scholarship?

For any questions regarding this scholarship application, please contact Asian Pacific Fund at [email protected].

Is this scholarship renewable?

No, the Hsiao Memorial Social Sciences Scholarship is not renewable.

Where can I find help writing my scholarship essay?

For help writing the essay component of this scholarship application, check out our guides How to Write a Winning Scholarship Essay and How to Start a Scholarship Essay (With Examples).

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