Apply for Scholarships

To apply for a scholarship administered by the Asian Pacific Fund, please review the complete eligibility criteria for each scholarship program, and download the application for the program(s) for which you are eligible.

Refer to our Frequently Asked Questions for additional information. If you have any questions not in our FAQ after reviewing scholarship qualifications, please email scholarship@asianpacificfund.org.

 

SCHOLARSHIPS

Banatao Family Filipino American Education Fund (Deadline: Monday, March 6, 2023)
Chin: Shui Kuen and Allen Chin Scholarship (Deadline: Friday, March 24, 2023)
Hsiao Memorial Social Sciences Scholarship (Deadline: Friday, May 19, 2023)
Wong: Helen and L.S. Wong Memorial Scholarship (Deadline: Monday, April 3, 2023)
Tina E. Yeh Community Service Fellowship (Deadline: Monday, April 10, 2023)

 

Banatao Family Filipino American Education Fund

Background:

  • Number of awards: 5
  • Amount: $5,000 (annual award)
  • Renewable? Yes
  • Total award: $20,000
  • Benefactors: The Family of Dado and Maria Banatao

Eligibility Criteria:

  • Grade level: Incoming freshman enrolled full-time at an accredited four-year college or university in 2023-24
  • Minimum GPA: 3.0
  • Major: engineering, mathematics, computer science, environmental or physical science
    • Note: those pursuing health careers are not eligible (i.e. physician, nurse, pharmacist, dentist, etc.)
  • Ethnic heritage: Filipino heritage (at least 50%)
  • Financial need
  • Residency:
    • Northern California counties: Alameda, Contra Costa, Marin, Merced, Monterey, Napa, Sacramento, San Benito, San Francisco, San Joaquin, San Mateo, Santa Clara, Santa Cruz, Solano, Sonoma, Stanislaus or Yolo.
    • Southern California counties: Los Angeles, Orange or San Diego.

 

Chin: Shui Kuen and Allen Chin Scholarship

Background:

  • Number of awards: up to 2
  • Amount: $1,000
  • Renewable? No
  • Established in honor of Shui Kuen and Allen Chin

Eligibility Criteria:

  • Grade level: Incoming freshman or current, full-time undergraduate at a two-year community college or four-year college/university in 2023-24
  • Student or parent currently/formerly employed at an Asian-owned or Asian cuisine restaurant
  • Any ethnic heritage
  • Community advocacy and social justice work on behalf of Asian American, immigrant, gay and lesbian and/or other progressive causes
  • Minimum GPA: 3.0
  • Financial need
  • No citizenship status requirement

 

Hsiao Memorial Social Sciences Scholarship

Background:

  • Number of awards: 1
  • Amount: $1,000
  • Renewable? No
  • Established in honor of Liang-Lin Hsiao who was a professor of economics at Indiana State University

Eligibility Criteria:

  • Grade level: Graduate student attending US based college or university in 2023-24
  • Minimum GPA: 3.0
  • Pursuing a graduate degree in the social sciences, economics preferred but not required
  • Research/study topics: preference given to topics that benefit those in social/economic need, especially Asian and Asian American communities
  • Ethnic heritage: preference for Asian heritage though not required
  • Residency: US citizen, resident or foreign national
  • Financial need
  • Preference given to those whose journeys parallels Dr. Katharine and Dr. Liang-Lin Hsiao’s professional journeys. Both had PhDs in economics (hers from Columbia and his from NYU) and struggled to obtain their educations in the midst of financial uncertainty as young graduate students from China. Both devoted their entire careers to academia as professors of economics at Indiana State University. They were also committed to giving back to those in need, including lecturing in China upon their retirements to educate the post-Mao era of economists now leading the country.

 

Wong: Helen and L.S. Wong Memorial Scholarship

Background:

  • Number of awards: 1-4
  • Amount: $1,000-3,000
  • Renewable: No
  • To honor Helen and L.S. Wong, residents of the Fairfield-Suisun community

Eligibility Criteria:

  • Grade level: Incoming freshman enrolled full-time at an accredited four year-college/university or a community college (with a strong commitment to transfer to a four-year institution) in 2023-24
  • Minimum GPA: 2.8
  • Resident of or graduating senior from a high school in Fairfield-Suisun communities
  • Financial need
  • Ethnic heritage: Asian heritage (at least 50%)
  • US citizen or permanent resident

 

Tina E. Yeh Community Service Fellowship

General Information:

A fellowship grant of up to $5,000 is available for Yale students who will intern for 10 weeks at a non-profit organization that serves Asians (in the U.S. or Canada). The host organization must be tax-exempt and have at least one paid full-time employee.

Eligibility Criteria:

  • Yale undergraduate, recent graduate or graduate student
  • Asian ethnic heritage
  • Financial need

 

Questions? Please see our Frequently Asked Questions.