2012 APIASF Higher Education Summit Travel Grants

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Student Travel Grants to Attend APIASF Higher Education Summit
Washington, D.C., June 20, 2012

Southwest Airlines

APIASF is excited to offer a select number of travel grants for Scholars wishing to attend our Higher Education Summit taking place on June 20, 2012 in Washington, D.C. These travel grants are possible through the generous support of Southwest Airlines, a proud sponsor of APIASF and the official airline of the APIASF Higher Education Summit.

Organized into a series of presentations, panels, and roundtable discussions, the 2012 APIASF Higher Education Summit, titled Advancing the Democratic Mission of Higher Education: The Relevance of Asian Americans & Pacific Islanders, will shed light on national data outlining the demography of Asian and Pacific Islander Americans in the U.S. and its impact on educational policies, institutions, and students. Panels and roundtable discussions will highlight the collaborative potential between Asian American Native American Pacific Islander-serving institutions (AANAPISIs) and other minority-serving institutions (MSIs), best practices gleaned from MSIs to facilitate student success, strategy recommendations for AANAPISI grant sustainability at the institutional and federal levels, and outstanding needs and challenges experienced by institutions that serve the APIA population, including AANAPISIs. The forum will conclude with a special reception hosted by APIASF and will be attended by key leaders in the education, policy, non-profit, private and public sectors. This is a great opportunity for APIASF and APIA GMS scholarship recipients interested in the fields of education, policy, and government to dialogue and engage with key leaders about issues facing today's Asian and Pacific Islander American students.



Applicants must be current or past recipients of either the APIASF scholarship award or an Asian American, Native Hawai’ian, or Pacific Islander Gates Millennium Scholars Program scholarship recipient. Verification will be conducted prior to awarding of the travel grants.

Scope of Grant

The travel grants will cover the cost of airfare/travel, two nights lodging (depending on travel itinerary), and ground transportation. Scholars will be expected to attend the briefing orientation on June 19, 2012, attend the entire Summit on June 20, 2012, and submit a reflection piece to APIASF capturing their observations and learning from the event.

Application Process

Applicants interested in applying for a travel grant, please contact APIASF at for detailed instructions on how to apply. In the email, please provide your full name, the scholarship award you received (i.e., APIASF or GMS), and the year you received it. Deadline to apply is Wednesday, March 14, 2012. Scholars awarded travel grants will receive notification shortly thereafter.