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Lily Pabilona Emerging Entrepreneur Scholarship

Offered by Against the Grain Productions

Reviewed by Lisa FreedlandLast updated Mar 26, 2024
Multiple awards worth

$1,000 - $5,000

Grade level

High School Seniors & College Students

Application deadline:

May 31, 2024

Scholarship Overview

Are you a high school senior or current post-secondary student of at least 25% Asian or Pacific Islander ancestry who is pursuing a career in entrepreneurship? If so, the Lily Pabilona Emerging Entrepreneur Scholarship may be a great opportunity for you! Each year, the scholarship awards between $1,000 and $5,000 to multiple current and incoming college students in the U.S. who have at least 25% Asian or Pacific Islander ancestry and own a business.

If you’re an Asian or Pacific Islander business owner, we encourage you to apply! Keep on reading to learn more.

About Against the Grain Productions

Against the Grain Productions, an organization that finds unconventional, innovative, and entertaining ways to promote leadership, positive identity, unity, and artistry in the Asian American community.

Eligibility information

This scholarship is open to students meeting the below eligibility criteria.

Grade Level

High School Seniors & College Students


U.S. Citizens, Permanent Residents

Minimum GPA



Asian/Pacific Islander

Academic Interest

Business, Entrepreneurship


Applicants must (1) be of at least 25% Asian and/or Pacific Islander ethnicity, (2) own and operate a small business, and (3) have been in business for at least one year and have been generating revenue for at least the past six consecutive months.

Application information

To apply for this scholarship, submit the below application materials before the deadline.


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.

When will the winner of this scholarship be announced?

The Lily Pabilona Emerging Entrepreneur Scholarship winner will be announced: September 2024.

Who should I contact with any questions about this scholarship?

For any questions regarding this scholarship application, please contact Against the Grain Productions at [email protected].

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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