American-Asian Scholarships for Women

Last Updated on January 30, 2024 by Lori Pace

It’s no secret that the population of Asian Americans is growing. However, the representation of Asian American females in colleges and universities in the US is questionable, so these scholarships are significant.

In general, the biggest challenge for immigrant students is tuition costs. On top of that, we all know college applications are also very stressful. Unfortunately, it can be just as challenging to find an exemplary scholarship because each one has a long list of eligibility criteria.

Therefore, we thought it best, to sum up all the great scholarships for Asian women so that all you need to do is apply to each one that might suit you.

Why Do Asian-American Need scholarships?

Scholarships can help you in different ways by either offering partial cover or 100% full cover for your tuition fees, books, and boarding. Therefore, 100% full scholarships sponsor everything from books to boarding, while partial scholarships only cover tuition fees.

Different American-Asian organizations and groups provide financial resources to empower Asian American women and also to help them with their secondary education.

In this article, we discuss a host of scholarships available only to women of Asian descent. 

General Application Requirements

Applicants must be:

  • Of Asian heritage
  • U.S citizen or permanent residents
  • Enrolled in an accredited U.S college or university
  • Good academic performance

Who Is Considered American-Asian for Scholarships?

Asian/Pacific-American is a broad term, and it covers a whole range of possible students from different parts of the world.

The term refers to all people with Asian and Pacific Island heritage from :

  • Melanesia 
  • New Guinea
  • New Caledonia
  • Vanuatu
  • Fiji
  • The Solomon Islands
  • Micronesia 
  • Marianas,
  • Guam
  • Wake Island
  • Palau
  • Marshall Islands
  • Kiribati
  • Nauru
  • The Federated States of Micronesia
  • Polynesia
  • New Zealand
  • Hawaiian Islands
  • Rotuma
  • Midway Islands
  • Samoa
  • American Samoa
  • Tonga
  • Tuvalu
  • Cook Islands
  • French Polynesia
  • Easter Island

Scholarships for Asian American Females 

2022 U.S. Pan Asian Chamber of Commerce Sponsorship

Eligibility Requirements:

  •         Academic achievement of 3.3 GPA or higher
  •         Leadership in extracurricular activities
  •         Involvement in community service
  •         Financial need

Application Materials:

  •         2 Essays
  •         High school transcripts
  •         Proof of house income
  •         2 letters of recommendation

Amount: $3,000 up to $5,000

Application Deadline: April 30, 2021

Scholarship Announcements: Not stated

Scholarships for Undocumented Students

In California, state law lets undocumented immigrants pay in-state tuition at state colleges and universities. However, the student must have attended three years of high school in California. Therefore, if you are an undocumented American-Asian, there are a handful of scholarships available to you.

Ascend Educational Fund Scholarship

This scholarship sponsors immigrant students and children of immigrants graduating from a New York City high school planning to attend public or private colleges and universities. They are also awarded regardless of ethnicity, national origin, or immigration status.

Eligibility Requirements:

  • Born outside the United States or have two parents born outside the United States.
  • Graduating senior at a high school in the five boroughs of New York City.
  • Enrolled full-time at an accredited public or private college or university in 2021-2022.

Application Materials:

  • Completed and signed application form
  • Official high school transcript
  • Copy of SAT or ACT scores report
  • Two letters of recommendation
  • 2 essays

Amount: ranging from $2,500 up to $20,000

Application Deadline: Unfortunately, online scholarship applications for 2021 are closed so that you can try again in 2022.

Scholarship Announcements: No date is available yet when applications will open in 2022.

First Generation Scholarships for American-Asian Women

People who permanently immigrate to a new country are generally considered the first generation. There is a category of sponsorships that favor first-generation American-Asian students.

2021 Central California Asian Pacific Women (CCAPW) Scholarships

Awarded to women from:

  • Fresno
  • Kern
  • Kings
  • Madera
  • Merced
  • San Joaquin
  • Stanislaus
  • or Tulare County.

Eligibility Requirements:

  •         First-generation student
  •         Academic achievement
  •         Exceptional leadership skills
  •         Contribution to the API community

Amount: The award amount varies every year.

Application Deadline: April 30, 2021

Scholarship Announcements: June 15, 2022

The Frederick and Demi Seguritan Scholarship

This scholarship is for women interested in business (not limited to a business major). It goes to American-Asian women with a demonstrated financial need.

Eligibility Requirements:

  • Undergraduate enrolled full-time at an accredited four-year college or university in 2021-22.
  • First-generation Asian American (that is, immigrants).
  • Minimum GPA: 3.0.
  • Live in Alameda, Contra Costa, Marin, San Francisco, San Mateo, Santa Clara, or Solano County in California.
  • Demonstrate outstanding citizenship.
  • Community service required.
  • Interest in business (but not required to be a business major).

Application Materials:

Amount: ranging from $20,000

Application Deadline: Online scholarship applications for 2021 are closed.

Scholarship Announcements: Not stated.

Sponsorships for Single American-Asian Mothers

Sponsorships for Single American-Asian Mothers

Suppose you are a single mother who has decided to attend college. Your search for the perfect scholarship has been made easy. Now you have no excuse not to pursue that degree you have always wanted to study. 

American Asian Women’s Association Scholarship

Seeks to provide financial help to an American-Asian woman who wants to pursue a college/university degree.

Eligibility Requirements:

  •         Enrolled full-time (12+ semester hours) at State College of Florida.
  •         Have a minimum cumulative 3.0 GPA.
  •         Must be considered a Florida resident for tuition purposes.
  •         Demonstrate financial need as determined by the FASFA form.
  •         Seeking a BAS, BS, or BSN Degree.
  •         Major in Health Science, Science or Technology.
  •         Preference to single parents with dependent children.
  •         Attend the Asian Women’s Club of Lakewood Ranch Club meeting to receive the scholarship.

Application Materials:

  •         2 letters of recommendation from current or previous professors.
  •         A thank you letter to the Asian Women’s Club of Lakewood Ranch Scholarship Selection Committee.

Amount: $1,000

Application Deadline: Applications closed at present.

Scholarship Announcements: Not stated.

Specific Scholarships for Asian American Females

Specific Scholarships for Asian American Females

If you would like to know what major-specific sponsorships there are for you.

Here are a few notable sponsorships by major for American-Asian Women in 2021

College scholarships are free money that you don’t need to pay back (PERFECT!) The awesome thing about scholarships is that you can apply to many as you want to.

For more scholarships for women or single mothers, visit the appropriate link for more information.

Lori Pace
Lori Pace

Lori Pace is a single mother of three daughters ages 7 and under. As a working mom from home, she balances kids, work and two crazy dogs with humor and love. Follow Lori as she honestly gives tips and advice based on her own experiences as a single mom!