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Asian and Pacific Islander American Scholarship Fund and Lagrant Scholarships

Asian and Pacific Islander American Scholarship Fund

Scholarship Name: Asian and Pacific Islander American Scholarship Fund
Description: The largest provider of scholarships to Asian students, the Asian and Pacific Islander American Scholarship Fund teams up with corporate sponsors to provide general scholarships to Asian-American students who are interested in pursuing higher education. The APIASF works with such prestigious scholarship programs as the Coca-Cola Scholars and Gates Millennium Scholars, but also offers a number of smaller awards. Students can benefit from a streamlined application process; one application is all you need to apply for the more than ten scholarship opportunities. Most scholarship through the AIPASF will require demonstrated financial need, so make sure that you have completed the FAFSA before you apply.
Award:
$2,500 – $5,000 (average award)
Awards per Year: Varies
Award is Open to: Undergraduate Students
Major/Field of Study: Open
How to Apply/Contact: The APIASF application, which gives students the opportunity to apply for all of the awards at one, is available on the Asian and Pacific Islander American Scholarship Fund website.
See Also: Scholarships for Asian and Pacific Islander Students

Lagrant Foundation

Scholarship Name: Lagrant Foundation Scholarship
Description: Lagrant Communications is a national non-profit organization committed to increasing the number of ethnic minorities in the communications fields. In addition to professional development activities, the organization created The Lagrant Foundation (TLF). TLF recognizes outstanding minority students who are pursuing careers in the communications industry, including marketing, journalism and public relations with scholarships for college. The foundation is particularly interested in why students are pursuing their particular industry, and each applicant should write a one-to-two page essay outlining their career goals as part of the application. The scholarship also requires at least one letter of reference from an adviser or faculty member. Graduating seniors are not eligible for the award. There are also a smaller number of awards for graduate students; graduate students should have at least two semesters left towards their Masters degree to qualify.
Award:
Varies
Awards per Year: 20
Award is Open to: Undergraduate Students (except graduating seniors), Graduate Students
Major/Field of Study: Communications, Public Relations, Journalism, Marketing
How to Apply/Contact: Full application details, including a complete list of the supplemental materials required, is available at the Lagrant Foundation website.

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