In addition to federal financial aid, many Connecticut College students pursue scholarships from outside sources. The following scholarships are available to Asian-American students through various foundations and organizations. This is a list of some of the top scholarship opportunities available for students of Asian and Pacific Island (API) descent. We have provided links to the scholarship website, information about applying for awards, and the application for these grants. Please check the scholarship website for details on application deadlines.
Asian American Journalists Association Scholarships and Grants: AAJA’s mission is to encourage Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders (AAPIs) to enter the ranks of journalism, work for fair and accurate coverage of AAPIs, and promote increasing the number of AAPI journalists and news managers in the industry. The scholarship will be for a graduating high school senior who is pursuing journalism as a career.
Asian Pacific Fund Scholarships: The Asian Pacific Fund offers 14 scholarship programs to help undergraduate and graduate students achieve their education goals. To apply for a scholarship administered by the Asian Pacific Fund, please complete the Common Application for Asian Pacific Fund scholarships and the additional academic and career questions for the program(s) to which you are applying.
Beautiful Minds Scholarship: A $1000.00 award available to minority graduating high school seniors. Applicants are required to submit an essay on the topic "Finding My Purpose."
Chips Quinn Scholars Program for Diversity in Journalism: Offers training, paid internships, and cash awards to college students or recent graduates interested in pursuing careers in journalism.
Gates Millennium Scholars Program: The nation's largest minority scholarship program. The scholarships can be used to pursue degrees in any undergraduate major at the college or university of the recipients’ choice.
Korean Resource Center Dream Scholarship Fund: Applicants must be Korean American and/or Asian American & Pacific Islander and demonstrate financial need. Must currently be a senior at a U.S. high school or will be entering or currently a U.S.-accredited college or university full-time.
LAGRANT Foundation Scholarship Program: Provides funding for students attending accredited institutions and are pursuing careers in the fields of advertising, marketing or public relations.
Microsoft Scholarship: A Microsoft scholarship provides a leg up so you can pursue undergraduate studies in computer science and related technical disciplines.
National Press Club Scholarship for Journalism Diversity: The National Press Club awards up to $10,000 over the course of four years to a high school senior with the aim of furthering diversity in journalism.
Queer Asian & Pacific Islander Pride Scholarship Fund: Scholarship applicants must be 22 years old or younger, of Asian or Pacific Islander descent, identify as lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer or questioning (LGBTQQ), live in the San Francisco Bay Area, be a senior in high school, have a high school diploma or GED, or be attending a college or university and indicate financial need.
RHMC/Asia: Annual scholarship awarded to graduating high school seniors who have at least one parent of Asian-Pacific heritage. Students must live within the boundaries of a participating Ronald McDonald House Charity Chapter.
SEED Scholar Program: Supports Indian youth with scholarships for higher education. Applicants must be of Asian-Indian heritage with at least one parent of Indian ancestry and must be a graduating U.S. high school senior.
Tang Scholarship: Provide financial assistance to Bay Area lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) Asian and Pacific Islanders (API) for post-secondary education. This scholarship awards up to two outstanding students annually combined renewable scholarships totaling up to $15,000.
Whitney M. Young, Jr. Memorial Scholarship: A candidate must be a resident of New York City and of African-American, Latino, Asian or Native American background who demonstrates strong potential for academic achievement and proven leadership ability. $3,500 will be awarded to scholarship recipients.
US Pan Asian American Chamber of Commerce Education Foundation Scholarships: USPAACC helps fund scholarships for students of Asian/Pacific Island heritage. The amount of the scholarship depends on the sponsors’ contributions and varies between $2,500 and $5,000.