APIASF's Social Impact
The Asian & Pacific Islander American Scholarship Fund makes a difference in communities by mobilizing resources to create opportunities for students to access, complete, and succeed after post-secondary education, thereby developing future leaders who will excel in their careers, serve as role models in their communities, and will ultimately contribute to a more vibrant America.
In less than 10 years here is what we've done and why it matters….
Of our first three cohorts of scholarship recipients in 2005, 2006 and 2007,
of APIASF Scholars are College Graduates
By 2050, the Asian American and Pacific Islander population is expected to reach 41 million.
First in Family
Fifty-eight percent of all scholarship recipients were the first in their family to attend college.
During our last fiscal year, 87 percent of all funding received went directly to APIASF's programs and services.
Since APIASF's inception, more than $60 million in college scholarships have been distributed to deserving AAPI students.
Nearly 50 percent of all AAPI students enrolled in higher education are attending community colleges. APIASF was one of the first organizations to create a national scholarship program to help these underserved students.
Ethnic Breakdown of College Graduates
There are 48 ethnicities within the AAPI community and APIASF provides scholarship opportunities to students from all of those communities. Click here
for our scholar demographics.
APIASF has supported students from cities in all 50 states, in the U.S. Territories, and the Freely Associated States.
Of the college graduates from the first three cohorts: Fifty-eight percent of 2011 - 2012 Scholarship Recipients come from families living at or below the poverty line.