October 29, 2015
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Asian & Pacific Islander American Scholarship Fund
APIASF to Honor Community & Scholar Leaders at Scholarship Benefit in New York
Today's Minds, Tomorrow's Future® Scholarship Benefit to Recognize for Supporting
Asian American and Pacific Islander Students in Higher Education
WASHINGTON, D.C. (October 29, 2015)—The Asian & Pacific Islander American Scholarship Fund (APIASF), the nation's largest non-profit provider of college scholarships for Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders (AAPI), will recognize various community and scholar leaders at its annual Today's Minds, Tomorrow's Future Scholarship Benefit on October 29 in New York City, with the support of Diamond Sponsors McDonald's and Wells Fargo.
The tenth annual APIASF Scholarship Benefit will celebrate the accomplishments of APIASF scholars and partners with a theme, Empowering and Celebrating Future Leaders. Over 300 AAPI community leaders will gather together to celebrate the important work of supporting underserved AAPI students.
"I am honored to be able to highlight all of APIASF's scholars and supporters," said Neil Horikoshi, APIASF President & Executive Director. "For over twelve years, APIASF has strived for excellence and served as the national nonprofit dedicated to supporting aspiring AAPI college students. This evening is about celebrating and empowering the successes to date and also envisioning what is ahead and the work we will continue to do to allow all students to access, persist and succeed after college."
Guests and attendees will honor the following individuals and organizations:
- Sefa Aina
Associate Dean and Director of the Asian American Resource Center, Pomona College
Presidential Appointed Member to the White House Commission on AAPI Affairs
- Ruthie Ann Miles
2001 APIASF/GMS Scholar
2015 Tony Award Recipient for "Featured Actress in a Musical" for The King and I
- Asian Pacific American Institute for Congressional Studies (APAICS)
OCA - Asian Pacific American Advocates
Southeast Asian Resource Action Center (SEARAC)
For details about APIASF's work to strengthen communities or the Scholarship Benefit, visit APIASF's website at www.apiasf.org/benefit. Also, follow APIASF on Facebook (www.facebook.com/apiasf) and Twitter (www.twitter.com/apiasf).
Based in Washington, D.C., the Asian & Pacific Islander American Scholarship Fund (APIASF) is the nation's largest non-profit organization devoted to providing college scholarships for Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders (AAPI). APIASF works to create opportunities for students to access, complete, and succeed after post-secondary education; thereby developing future leaders who will excel in their career, serve as role models in their communities, and will ultimately contribute to a more vibrant America. Since 2003, APIASF has distributed over $100 million in scholarships to AAPI students. APIASF manages three scholarship programs: the APIASF General Scholarship, the APIASF Asian American and Native American Pacific Islander - Serving Institutions (AANAPISI) Scholarship, and the Gates Millennium Scholars/Asian Pacific Islander Americans funded by the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation.