Higher Education Access & Success for AAPIs

by Asian & Pacific Islander American Scholarship Fund (APIASF)

Summary

APIASF is the largest nonprofit scholarship provider to Asian Americans & Pacific Islanders. We focus on low-income students who are first in their families to attend college, underrepresented in higher education and committed to community service. We work to mobilize resources and create opportunities for students to access, complete, and succeed after post-secondary education, fostering a generation of future leaders who will excel in their careers & serve as role models in their communities.
$260.00
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2
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0
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3
years active

Challenge

According to the 2010 U.S. Census, the Asian American & Pacific Islander community is one of the fastest growing populations and is projected to reach nearly 40 million by 2050. While data reveals that AAPI students will experience a 35 percent increase in college enrollment in the next decade, college access and completion remains a challenge for many marginalized AAPI communities. In fact, 50-60 percent of some AAPIs have never enrolled in college with nearly half attending community colleges.

Solution

APIASF understands that there are many misperceptions that exist regarding the AAPI community, with perhaps the most detrimental being that all AAPIs are well educated and financially successful. APIASF is working to dispel these myths, mobilize resources and create opportunities for students to access, complete, and succeed after post-secondary education, fostering a generation of future leaders who will excel in their careers and serve as role models in their communities.

Long-Term Impact

Our programs respond to a need to increase the proportion of Americans with post-secondary credentials to meet the growing needs and changing demands of a global economy. With a college degree, an underserved AAPI's lifetime income increases by more than $1 million which can uplift communities and lower poverty rates. APIASF also collaborates with institutions which serve AAPIs and the surrounding communities to expand institutional capacity and foster economic development.

Additional Documentation

This project has provided additional documentation in a PDF file (projdoc.pdf).

Resources

http:/​/​www.apiasf.org
re/​present: live. learn. lead.
2011 CARE Report
2010 CARE Report
2008 CARE Report

Organization Information

Asian & Pacific Islander American Scholarship Fund (APIASF)

Location: Washington, DC - USA
Website: http:/​/​www.apiasf.org
Asian & Pacific Islander American Scholarship Fund (APIASF)
Project Leader:
Boosaba Pananon
Assistant Director of Development
Washington, DC United States

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Combined with other sources of funding, this project raised enough money to fund the outlined activities and is no longer accepting donations.
   

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