Press Releases

Welcome to the Asian & Pacific Islander American Scholarship Fund's (APIASF) press page! APIASF strives to keep you up-to-date about our events, our organization and our scholarship program. Here, you will find APIASF's current and past news releases and information about upcoming events.

2017

March 23, 2017: New Report Sheds Light on College Affordability for Low-Income Students and Families
March 2, 2017: APIASF Kicks off 2017 Jump Start College Tour in Northern California
February 9, 2017: APIASF Rings in Lunar New Year with $50,000 Donation from Wells Fargo

2016

November 28, 2016: APIASF and Bank of Hope Announce $150,000 Funding for College Scholarship Opportunities
October 28, 2016: Inaugural Asian American & Pacific Islander (AAPI) Community Sponsorship of College Students Benefit Hosted by Twin Cities Leaders and APIASF
October 20, 2016: Disney Supports Young Leaders with Half-a-Million Dollar Commitment to the Asian & Pacific Islander American Scholarship Fund
October 17, 2016: APIASF and Wells Fargo Present Jump Start College Tour at Queens College
October 13, 2016: APIASF to Honor Community & Scholar Leaders at Scholarship Benefit in New York
September 27, 2016: Walmart Provides Grant to Asian & Pacific Islander American Scholarship Fund to Provide Scholarship Opportunities for Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders
September 23, 2016: APIASF Celebrates Scholar Achievement at 11th Annual WWAAC Awards
September 6, 2016: APIASF and Wells Fargo Present Jump Start College Tour at University of Minnesota
July 28, 2016: APIASF Launches AANAPISI.net with Generous Support from The Kresge Foundation
June 21, 2016: Wells Fargo Contributes $1 Million to Support Asian American & Pacific Islander Higher Education Attainment
June 15, 2016: APIASF Hosts 7th Annual Higher Education Summit
May 23, 2016: Inaugural AAPI Community Sponsorship of College Students Benefit Hosted by Downtown Project, Las Vegas Leaders, and APIASF
April 28, 2016: Research Study Finds that Asian American and Pacific Islander Students Face Financial Barriers to Access Higher Education
April 1, 2016: APIASF Remembers Asian American Studies Pioneer Don Nakanishi
March 31, 2016: APIASF Strengthens Ties with Pacific Islander American Community by Incorporating the Pacific Islander Access Project's Work into Its Own Efforts
March 8, 2016: APIASF Remembers Board Chairman Wellington Yu Chiu
February 26, 2016: APIASF and USA Funds Announce E-TOPIA Project - Enhancing Technology and Online Education at Pacific Island AANAPISIs
February 11, 2016: MGM Resorts International Sponsors Local AAPI Community Reception Hosted by APIASF
February 9, 2016: Kimo Kippen Elected Board Chair of the Asian & Pacific Islander American Scholarship Fund

2015

December 15, 2015: Research Study Finds that Scholarships Have Positive Impact on Asian American & Pacific Islander (AAPI) Community College Students
December 1, 2015: First of Its Kind Asian American & Pacific Islander (AAPI) PSA Will Air Nationally in December
November 12, 2015: APIASF and BBCN Bank Announce $125,000 In College Scholarship Opportunities
October 29, 2015: APIASF to Honor Community & Scholar Leaders at Scholarship Benefit in New York
August 7, 2015: ACT and APIASF Reports: College Readiness Rates Deviate Significantly for Asian American and Pacific Islander Students
July 15, 2015: APIASF Launches Sixth Annual AANAPISI Scholarship Program and Expands to Eighteen Campuses
June 16, 2015: APIASF Hosts 6th Annual Higher Education Summit
February 19, 2015: APIASF and Wells Fargo Kick Off 2015 Jump Start College Tour

2014

August 7, 2014: New 2014-15 Scholarships Available for Asian American and Pacific Islander Students Attending Asian American and Native American Pacific Islander-Serving Institutions
July 15, 2014: Asian & Pacific Islander American Scholarship Fund Announces 2014 - 2015 Scholarship Recipients from Hawaii
June 18, 2014: APIASF Receives $3 Million Wells Fargo Award to Boost College Success For Asian American and Pacific Islander Students
April 10, 2014: New Study Examines the Impact of Targeted Funding at AANAPISIs
March 13, 2014: APIASF and CARE's PEER Project Receives New Grant from Kresge to Boost College Success for AAPI College Students
February 28, 2014: Walmart Helps APIASF Distribute $500K+ to AAPI Students at AANAPISIs
February 20, 2014: APIASF Awards $500k+ Scholarships to Asian American and Pacific Islander Students Attending Asian American Native American Pacific Islander-Serving Institutions
January 15, 2014: APIASF and AAAS Release Report: Asian American Support Groups Struggle With Recognition Of America's "Invisible" Burmese and Bhutanese Refugee Communities

2013

December 13, 2013: APIASF Releases First of Kind Report on Scholars
December 11, 2013: APIASF and Wong Fu Productions Financial Literacy Video Surpasses One Million Views
November 21, 2013: APIASF Recognizes McDonald's / AMOA for Work to Support AAPI Students
November 7, 2013: APIASF Hosts Eighth Annual Scholarship Benefit in New York
September 20, 2013: New 2013-14 Scholarships Available For Asian American and Pacific Islander Students Attending Asian American and Native American Pacific Islander-Serving Institutions
September 17, 2013: APIASF Engages Wong Fu Productions To Produce Financial Literacy Video For Asian American College Students
June 25, 2013: Just When Will Higher Ed. Begin Tapping Into The Potential of Asian American and Native American Pacific Islander-Serving Institutions?
June 20, 2013: APIASF Hosts Its Fourth Annual Higher Education Summit
March 28, 2013: APIASF and Care Launch National Movement to Help Asian American and Pacific Islander Students
February 15, 2013: Lumina Foundation Commits $200k to APIASF and Care's National Effort to Improve Asian American and Pacific Islander Student Success
February 12, 2013: Richland College Hosts APIASF Community Reception
January 30, 2013: APIASF Awards Scholarships to Asian American/Pacific Islander Students at Community Colleges
January 23, 2013: APIASF Celebrates 10-Year Anniversary: Nation's Largest Scholarship Organization for Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders Commemorates 10 Years of Strengthening Students, Families and Communities
January 15, 2013: Five local college students win $5,000 scholarships

2012

December 18, 2012: APIASF Remembers Senator Inouye
November 16, 2012: APIASF Selected as One of the Top 100 Impactful Organizations
November 6, 2012: APIASF Hosts Seventh Annual Scholarship Benefit
September 18, 2012: APIASF Partner Expands Efforts to Better Serve the Community
August 15, 2012: APIASF Encourages Students to Commit to Stop Texting While Driving
August 9, 2012: APIASF Announces $500,000 Gift from Wells Fargo to Support Increased College Access and Completion
August 6, 2012: APIASF Calls for Increased Awareness and Understanding about the AAPI Community
August 1, 2012: New Scholarships Available For Asian American And Pacific Islander Students Who Attend Community Colleges
July 16, 2012: APIASF Announces 2012 - 2013 Scholarship Recipients from Hawai’i
July 2, 2012: Asian American and Pacific Islander Student Leaders Hail Congress for Saving the 'Democratic Mission of Higher Education' in Ruling on Student Loan Rates
June 20, 2012: APIASF Hosts its Third Annual Higher Education Summit
June 20, 2012: APIASF and Care Receive $2 Million from National Foundations to Increase Student Success among Asian American and Pacific Islanders
June 19, 2012: Higher Education Leaders Disappointed In New Pew Research Center Data Stating Asian American Students Are "Best Educated"
May 18, 2012: Southwest Airlines Highlights the APIASF in the May Spirit Magazine
May 3, 2012: Edison International Helps Provide Access to Higher Education for Historically Underserved Students in the Los Angeles Area
April 18, 2012: APIASF President & Executive Director to Speak at IHEP and College Board Convening on Young Men of Color
February 16, 2012: Students in California & Texas Awarded $30,000 in Scholarships Through UnitedHealthcare Partnership
February 13, 2012: DC Non-Profit Leader with Family Ties to Fukushima Selected to Travel to Japan to Strengthen U.S.-Japan Relations
February 6, 2012: Institute for Higher Education Policy Names APIASF President & Executive Director to Board

2011

December 20, 2011: APIASF Announces First Four-Year Scholarships Through Alliance with FedEx
November 2, 2011: APIASF Hosts Sixth Annual Scholarship Benefit
October 11, 2011: Asian American and Pacific Islander Students Need More Support to Attain College Degrees
July 14, 2011: APIASF Awards over $1 Million in Scholarships to Support Asian American and Pacific Islander Students
June 27, 2011: APIACU: New Organization for AAPI Students, AANAPISIs
June 27, 2011: AAPI Students Change the Face of America's Education System
June 27, 2011: Honoring the White House Initiative on AAPIs
June 14, 2011: Neil Horikoshi Addresses Issues Facing Men of Color in Education
June 8, 2011: White House Official Roberto J. Rodríguez to Serve as Keynote Speaker at the 2011 APIASF Higher Education Summit
May 19, 2011: APIASF Applauds the U.S. Department of Education for Recognizing Postsecondary Institutions Enrolling Asian American and Pacific Islander Students
May 12, 2011: APIASF Builds on Second Annual Higher Education Summit with Sessions Focused on Addressing Disparities Among Asian American and Pacific Islander Students
May 5, 2011: APIASF to Host Higher Education Summit for Asian American & Pacific Islander Students
May 3, 2011: The Gates Millennium Scholars Program-A Program of UNCF—Announces 1,000 New Scholars for the Class of 2011
April 12, 2011: Edison International Hosts Reception to Raise Awareness of Educational Barriers Faced by Local Students

2010

November 10, 2010: APIASF Hosts 2010 Scholarship Benefit
September 28, 2010: Peace Corps Announces New Partnerships with Eight Higher Education Organizations
August 23, 2010: APIASF Applauds the Appointment of Dr. Wallace D. Loh
August 18, 2010: APIASF Announces 2010-2011 Scholarship Recipients
June 23, 2010: APIASF Convenes Higher Education Summit
April 22, 2010: Gates Millennium Scholars Program Announces Class of 2010

2009

November 6, 2009: APIASF Hosts Fourth Annual Scholarship Benefit
June 4, 2009: APIASF Announces 2009-2010 Scholars
May 28, 2009: APIASF Mourns the Loss of Dr. Ronald Takaki
May 27, 2009: APIA Community Loses Longtime Friend and Supporter Frances Nam
May 4, 2009: Wal-Mart Celebrates APA Heritage Month with Donation to APIASF
April 27, 2009: 2009-2010 Gates Millennium Scholars Announced
April 7, 2009: Farmers Announces Partnership with APIASF (Click here for the accompanying photo.)
March 24, 2009: Hirai Farms Announces Support of APIASF (Click here for the accompanying photo.)
March 11, 2009: APIASF Applauds the Appointment of First Asian American Ivy League President
February 2, 2009: APIASF Launches New Website
January 26, 2009: ING becomes sponsor of Asian and Pacific Islander scholarship fund

2008

December 2, 2008: Statement on the Passing of William H. (Mo) Marumoto
December 2, 2008: AT&T and the Asian and Pacific Islander American Scholarship Fund Provide Student Scholarships
October 30, 2008: APIASF Hosts Third Annual Gala Awards Dinner
August 26, 2008: APIASF Appoints New President and Executive Director
May 8, 2008: APIASF Awards More Than $700,000 in National Scholarships

2007

September 20, 2007: APIASF Hosts Second Gala Awards Dinner
June 18, 2007: APIASF Announces $100,000 Grant from the Wachovia Foundation
May 15, 2007: APIASF Awards $400,000 in National Scholarships

2006

October 16, 2006: APIASF Administers Gates Millennium Scholars Program for Asian and Pacific Islander Americans
September 14, 2006: APIASF Hosts First Gala Awards Dinner
May 22, 2006: APIASF Awards $400,000 in National Scholarships

2005

December 15, 2005: APIASF Applications Now Available
November 30, 2005: APIASF Appoints New Executive Director, Moves Office to Washington, DC
May 18, 2005: APIASF Awards First Scholarships: More Than $300,000 Awarded in First Year