APIASF Higher Education Summit Series

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Creating Meaningful Change for APIA Students
2014 APIASF Higher Education Summit
June 17, 2014, Washington, D.C.

Submission Deadline: March 7, 2014 at 11:59 p.m. PST.


On June 17, 2014, the Asian & Pacific Islander American Scholarship Fund (APIASF) will host its annual Higher Education Summit around the theme, Creating Meaningful Change for APIA Students, at the Ronald Reagan Building and International Trade Center in Washington, D.C. Organized into a series of presentations, panels, and breakout sessions, the 2014 APIASF Higher Education Summit will highlight how the acceleration of student success, mobilization of communities and resources, and advancement of institutional capacity contribute to broad scale meaningful change for Asian and Pacific Islander American (APIA) students.

During the event, participants will have the opportunity to choose from a variety of sessions focused on best practices to accelerate student success, mobilize communities and strengthen institutional capacity. In addition to the sessions lead by community and educational leaders from across the country, the National Commission on Asian and Pacific Islander American Research in Education (CARE) will present the latest data on APIA students and Asian American and Native American Pacific Islander-Serving Institutions (AANAPISIs) from the PEER Project. This multi-faceted approach to identifying areas of opportunity and impact, addressing college access and completion gaps, and removing barriers faced by APIA students will culminate into a community call to action for creating meaningful change for APIA students. 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 year, APIASF seeks proposals for concurrent sessions framed around the following topics:

2014 APIASF Higher Education Summit Objectives

Each concurrent session will have approximately 35-50 participants. Submissions for multiple concurrent sessions will not be accepted - applicants may submit only one proposal for one of the concurrent sessions listed above. Each session will be allocated 75 minutes. All concurrent sessions will be held on Tuesday, June 17, 2014 and proposals are due by March 7, 2014 at 11:59 p.m. PST. Principal contacts will be notified of selection decision no later than Friday, April 11, 2014.

Expectations for Concurrent Sessions

Submission: Please click here and submit this form with any attachments as 1 PDF document to by Friday, March 7, 2014 at 11:59 p.m. PST.