Scholarships

Scholarships are key to recognizing and encouraging the value of education – encouraging the importance of learning is critical to the growth and development of the community.

Access to education and scholastic resources is key to the overall health and future success of the AAPI community.

This page is dedicated to scholarships, both through ASIA Inc. and other AAPI network organizations. If you're interested in making a donation to an ASIA scholarship, we also welcome any contribution from our community members!

Scholarships

The Wang-Ji-Thong Family Scholarship

FOR HEALTH PROFESSIONALS

The Wang-Ji-Thong Family Scholarship For Health Professions offers three $2,500 scholarships to be awarded to students interested or currently pursuing studies in the health field. The winners will additionally have the opportunity to shadow health professionals at ASIA, Inc.’s International Community Health Center (ASIA-ICHC).

The 2020 Wang-Ji Family Scholarship recipients Alex Furukawa (left) and Angela Falconi (right) – the 2021 Award Year Deadline is May 31.

Interested candidates must be part of the Asian American Pacific Islander (AAPI) or refugee and immigrant communities and must be studying a health-related field. Each candidate must submit a copy of their SAT or ACT score(s), a typed essay, and a resume/CV that includes volunteerism. A letter of recommendation must be emailed directly to Kelly Le at kle@asiaohio.org.

A scholarship selection committee, including Dr. Wang and Mr. Ji, will review applicants based on academic standing, community engagement, financial need, and essay responses. Finalists will sit through phone interviews and applicants must also submit a letter of recommendation from a teacher, school official, or community leader.

Winners will receive an initial $2,500 award, and a one-time renewable $500 book scholarship will be awarded upon completion of the first-year progress report and commitment to mentor incoming-year scholarship awardee(s).

For more information please email Kelly Le at kle@asiaohio.org or call (330) 535-3263 Ext. 5309.

Additional Scholarship Resources

Opportunities available for members of the AAPI community

APIA SCHOLARS

Asian and Pacific Islander Scholarship Fund

Scholarship awards range from one-time $2,500 awards to multi-year $20,000 awards. APIA Scholars provides scholarships to underserved APIA students with a special focus on those who lve at or below the poverty level; are the first in their families to attend college; and have placed a strong emphasis on community service and leadership as well as solid academic achievement.

ASIAN PACIFIC FUND

APF Community Foundation Scholarships

Ten scholarship programs provide financial support to undergraduate and graduate students. Each program is tailored to reflect the donor’s personal interests, whether targeted to specific ethnicities, career paths, or backgrounds. Through these programs, the APF partners with donors to give back in ways that are meaningful to them, and help students embark on their dreams.

FAFSA.GOV

Free Application for Federal Student Aid

Completing the FAFSA is the first step toward getting financial aid for college, career school, or graduate school for millions of students. The FAFSA not only gives you access to the $150 billion in grants, loans, and work-study funds that the federal government has available, but many states, schools, and private scholarships require you to submit the FAFSA before they will consider you for any financial aid they offer.

Rewarding & supporting educational achievement.