Its mission is to encourage Asian American youth to speak out about their experiences growing up at the intersection of two cultures. Many Asian American adolescents face unique challenges meeting the expectations of their families at home while also confronting stereotypes and discrimination at school and the society in which they live. The AAY Project aims to help youth turn their experiences of diversity and adversity into strengths, grow in self-awareness and become a part of a larger community that inspires others to reach their full potential as leaders and thinkers. The Youth Ambassadors Scholarship seeks to award Asian American youth who are committed to generating dialogue on Asian American issues and can reflect on their experiences as Asian Americans in a meaningful way. Awardees will be chosen from two open categories: High School and Collegiate, and critiqued via an essay or art competition. Choose a universal problem and offer solutions for its remedy.
[Malaysia] Scholarship – the 2nd Asia Pacific Youth Leadership Summit (APYS 2019)
Southeast Asian Youth Scholarship - UWM Panther Scholarship Portal
The most common student-specific scholarships and grants are those available to minorities. Many organizations and colleges have funding available to make campuses more diverse or reward funding to groups they feel have been traditionally underserved in higher education. As the number of Asian and Pacific Islander students increases on U. Scholarships are offered on the basis of origin, religion , by vocation , gender, or by resident state. Additionally, many scholarship awards will be merit-based, meaning your academic achievements such as GPA and standardized test scores will matter, and some will have major restrictions, as many groups work specifically to bring more minority students to certain fields of study. It is misleading to group all Asians and Pacific Islanders together since they not only differ regionally but culturally. Some scholarships may be reserved solely for Asians or specifically for Pacific Islanders - and some will accept both, so make sure to check the eligibility requirements when applying.