Center for Asian American Studies
Center for Asian American Studies

Scholarships & Fellowships

CAAS Scholarships

The Honorable Martha J. Wong, Ed.D. Scholarship (Awarded annually)
The Honorable Martha J. Wong, Ed.D. Scholarship honors UT students majoring or minoring in Asian American Studies for excellence in academic attainment and leadership.

CAAS will be awarding one student an $850 scholarship.

Nominees must be an Asian American Studies major or minor in their first, second, or third year at UT Austin carrying a GPA of at least 3.0.

Nominations must be made by Center for Asian American Studies (CAAS) faculty, teaching affiliate, or through self-nomination. Nominations must include a 250-word statement by the nominee describing their qualifications, student transcripts, resume, proof of major or minor, and a letter of recommendation from a CAAS-affiliated faculty. Faculty letters of nomination may also serve as the recommendation letter. Applications are due in the spring. Please email for questions.

For more information about the schoalrship, please click here (pdf).

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Asian American

AAST 2013- 2015 National Directory of Scholarships, Internships, and Fellowships for Asian American and Pacific Islander Students
The Directory provides a 70-page listing of scholarships, internships, and fellowships relevant to students of Asian American background or those with an interest in Asian American affairs.

Asian and Pacific Islander American Scholarship Fund
The APIASF offers multiple scholarships for Asian Pacific American students in their freshman, sophomore and junior year.

Federal Asian Pacific American Council Scholarship Endowment Fund
Asian Pacific American students who have demonstrated a commitment to public service are invited to apply to FAPAC scholarships.

Japanese American Citizens League
The JACL offers over 30 scholarships. The National Scholarship and Awards Program offers scholarships to entering freshmen, undergraduates, graduates, law students, students with financial need, and students in creative & performing arts. Every applicant must be an active National JACL member. JACL membership is open to everyone of any ethnic background.

OCA - Asian Pacific American Advocates Scholarships
OCA-AXA Achievementsm Scholarship is for Asian Pacific American students who have entered their first year of college and demonstrate academic achievement, leadership, and commitment to community service.
The OCA-UPS Gold Mountain Scholarship is for Asian Pacific American students who are the first in their family to attend an institution of higher education.

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Undocumented Students

Davis-Putter Scholarship
Students who actively participate in struggles for civil rights, economic justice, international solidarity or other progressive issues are invited to apply for this scholarship.

Educators for Fair Consideration
This carefully researched list contains 52 pages of up-to-date information about scholarships available for immigrant students that don't have U.S. citizenship or legal permanent residency as well as advice and tips for writing winning scholarship applications.

MALDEF now offers a scholarship to support the nation’s college and graduate student leaders who have been outstanding advocates for the DREAM Act and all immigrant rights. In 2012, MALDEF will offer scholarships of up to $5,000 each to deserving DREAM Act student activists.

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Specific Interests/Requirements

American Bar Association Legal Opportunity Scholarship Fund
The ABA Legal Opportunity Scholarship grants 20 incoming diverse law students with $15,000 of financial assistance over the course of their three years in law school. Eligible applicants must be entering, first-year law student (fall semester).

American Institute of Architects/American Architectural Foundation Minority/Disadvantaged Scholarship
The AIA/AAF scholarship is for college freshmen from a minority and/or financially disadvantaged background who intend to pursue a NAAB-accredited professional degree (5-year BA or BA + MA) in architecture.

American Institute of CPAs Scholarship for Minority Accounting Students
The AICPA Minority Scholarship awards outstanding minority students to encourage their selection of accounting as a major and their ultimate entry into the profession. Applicants must be underrepresented minorities enrolled as full-time undergraduate (12 semester hours or equivalent) or full-time graduate level students (9 semester hours or equivalent) pursuing a degree in an “accounting-related” major planning to pursue a CPA licensure. Applicants should also be AICPA student affiliate members (or have submitted a new member application).

American Meteorological Society/Industry Minority Scholarship
The AMS/Industry Minority Scholarships will award funding to minority students who have been traditionally underrepresented in the sciences, especially Hispanic, Native American, and Black/African American students.

American Philological Association Minority Scholarship in Classics and Classical Archeology
The Committee on Minority Scholarships of the APA invites applications from minority undergraduate students for a scholarship to further preparation for graduate work in classics or classical archaeology.

Asian American Journalist Association
The AAJA has grants, scholarships, and funded internships for undergraduate students interested in a career in journalism.

Asian Pacific Islander Organization
The APIO offers three scholarships Asian Pacific American undergraduate or graduate students with the equivalent of at least 15 semester hours towards a degree in one of the following natural resource fields: Agricultural Business, Agronomy, Biology, Botany, Environmental Science, Forestry, Geology, Horticulture, Plant Science, Rangeland Science, Soil Science, or Agricultural, Civil, or Environmental Engineering, and other related fields of study.

Asian Women in Business
The Asian Women In Business Scholarship encourages and promotes exceptional Asian female students who have demonstrated scholarship, leadership, community service and/ or entrepreneurship. Candidates must be female Asian Pacific Americans.

Brown and Caldwell Minority Scholarship Program
Brown and Caldwell provides scholarships for American minority junior, senior, and graduate students majoring in civil, chemical, or environmental engineering or a related environmental science.

Brown Foundation Scholarship Program for Educational Equality and Excellence
The current scholarship program provides support and assists qualified minority students to pursue a career in education. The Foundation's goal in providing financial assistance to minority education majors is to create a future in which all students see a view of the world that includes them and to provide role models that are so important to identity formation.

Conference on Asian Pacific American Leadership
CAPAL will award 3 scholarships to outstanding APA college undergraduate and graduate students who will be serving in unpaid public service internships (non-profit or government) in the Washington DC area for the summer.

The General Board of Higher Education & Ministry Scholarships
The GBHEM has multiple scholarships available to active members of The United Methodist Church for at least ONE year. Ethnic minorities can apply to the The Ethnic Minority Scholarship.  

Government Finance Officers Association Minorities in Government Finance Scholarship
The GFOA Scholarship Committee awards the Minorities in Government Finance Scholarship to an upper-division undergraduate or graduate student of public administration, (governmental) accounting, finance, political science, economics, or business administration (with a specific focus on government or nonprofit management). The purpose of the Minorities in Government Finance Scholarship is to recognize outstanding performance by minority students preparing for careers in state and local government finance.

Hmong National Development Educational Scholarship
The HND Educational Scholarship supports Hmong American students.

LAGRANT Foundation Scholarship
The LAGRANT Foundation provides 15 scholarships annually to ethnically diverse minority undergraduate and graduate students who are attending accredited institutions and are pursuing careers in the fields of advertising, marketing or public relations. Scholarship winners will receive a trip where they will participate in career building activities.

Landscape Architecture Foundation EDSA Minority Scholarship
The EDSA Minority Scholarship was established to help African American, Hispanic, Native American and minority students of other cultural and ethnic backgrounds continue their landscape architecture education. Eligible candidates are in their final two years of undergraduate study or pursuing a graduate degree in Landscape Architecture.  

MassMutual Scholars Program
The MassMutual Scholars Program is a national scholarship program for high achieving college students of African American, Asian/Pacific Islander, or Hispanic descent interested in pursuing careers in the insurance and financial services industry.

Media General Minority Scholarship Program
Students are selected for the program based on various criteria, including academic achievement, passion for broadcasting and digital mediums, as well as a strong desire to contribute to the overall advancement of the industry.

Microsoft Technical Scholarship
A Microsoft scholarship provides a leg up so you can pursue undergraduate studies in computer science and related technical disciplines. Microsoft offers scholarships to current undergraduate students in the following categories: General Scholarships, Women’s Scholarships, Minority Scholarships, and Scholarships for Students with Disabilities.

National Future Farmers of America Organization National Scholarship Program
Scholarships are sponsored by businesses and individuals through the National FFA Foundation for a wide variety of experiences, career goals and higher education plans. The selection process takes into account the whole student - FFA involvement, work experience, Supervised Agricultural Experience (SAE), community service, leadership skills and academics. Each scholarship has specific criteria defined by the sponsor and some scholarships are available to non-members. Applicants must be under 23 years of age.

Professor Chen Wen-Chen Memorial Foundation Scholarship
This scholarship is to honor Professor Chen Wen-Chen, who sacrificed his life pursuing democracy and freedom in Taiwan. Additionally, the scholarship is to encourage students to continue Professor Chen's effort and to promote Taiwanese-North American cultural exchange. Applicants must (1) be currently enrolled in universities/colleges in North America or will enroll as a student the following academic year, (2) have made a significant contribution to, or active participation in, Taiwanese social-political movements or the Taiwanese community in North America, (3) have solid academic achievements.

Public Relations Student Society of America
The PRSSA and the PRSA Foundation offers multiple scholarships for students interested in public relations:

  • Ofield Dukes Multicultural Student Award. If you are a public relations junior of African-American/Black, Hispanic/Latino, Asian, Native American, Alaskan Native or Pacific Islander ancestry, consider applying for the Ofield Dukes Multicultural Student Award. This award recognizes young men and women for outstanding academic achievement.
  • PRSA Diversity Multicultural Scholarship. If you are a talented communications student of African-American/Black, Hispanic/Latino, Asian, Native American, Alaskan Native or Pacific Islander ancestry with a minimum 3.0 grade point average on a 4.0 point scale, you are a candidate for the PRSA Diversity Multicultural Scholarship.
  • Marcia Silverman Minority Student Award. Recognizes a minority student heading into his or her senior year who has demonstrated outstanding academic achievement as well as a commitment to public relations.

The Radio Television Digital News Association Scholarships
The RTDNA has several scholarship opportunities for undergraduate and graduate students pursuing careers in electronic journalism. Winners are also invited to attend the Excellence in Journalism conference. Candidates must be full-time college students whose career objective is electronic journalism with at least one full year of college remaining.

South Asian Journalists Association Scholarship
SAJA awards scholarships to high school, undergraduate and graduate students to fund their journalism education. College junior, senior or graduate students pursuing an unpaid or partially paid journalism internship can also receive funding through SAJA’s internships fund.

The William Orr Dingwall Foundation Korean Ancestry Grant

Worldstudio American Institute of Graphic Arts Scholarships
Worldstudio AIGA Scholarships benefit minority and economically disadvantaged students who are studying art and design disciplines in colleges and universities in the United States. Scholarship recipients are selected not only for their ability and their need, but also for their demonstrated commitment to giving back to the larger community through their work. Applicants must be pursuing an undergraduate or graduate degree in advertising (art direction only), fine arts, graphic design, illustration, interactive design/motion graphics, or photography.

Xerox Technical Minority Scholarship
Xerox offers a Technical Minority Scholarship that awards between $1,000 and $10,000 to qualified minorities enrolled in a technical degree program at the bachelor level or above.

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Study Abroad

Benjamin L. Gilman International Scholarship
The Gilman Scholarship Program offers awards for undergraduate study abroad and was established by the International Academic Opportunity Act of 2000. This scholarship provides awards for U.S. undergraduate students who are receiving Federal Pell Grant funding at a two-year or four-year college or university to participate in study abroad programs worldwide.

Boren Awards for International Study
Boren Scholarships provide up to $20,000 to U.S. undergraduate students to study abroad in areas of the world that are critical to U.S. interests and underrepresented in study abroad, including Africa, Asia, Central & Eastern Europe, Eurasia, Latin America, and the Middle East. Boren Scholars represent a variety of academic backgrounds, but all are interested in studying less commonly taught languages, including but not limited to Arabic, Chinese, Korean, Portuguese, Russian, and Swahili.

Diversity Abroad Scholarships has partnered with several organizations to offer study abroad scholarships and grants. Economically disadvantaged students, first-generation, students with disabilities and ethnic and racially diverse students are strongly encouraged to apply.  

Foundations for Global Scholars' Ethnically Diverse Student Scholarship
This award is granted to students who self-select themselves as an ethnic minority and do not classify themselves as 'White, not of Hispanic Origin.' Applicants must be American or Canadian undergraduate or graduate students enrolled in a North American college or university where transfer credit from an academic program abroad will be applied to your degree being earned.

University of Texas Study Abroad Scholarships

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Resources at the University of Texas at Austin

College of Liberal Arts Scholarships

Office of Student Financial Services

Texas Exes Scholarships

University of Texas at Austin Scholarships

University of Texas Regional Foundation Library
For 50 years, the Regional Foundation Library (RFL) has served as a bridge between the grant seeking and the grant-making communities.

University of Texas at Austin Work Study

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College for all Texans, Private/Corporate Grants and Scholarships
Private/Corporate Grants and Scholarships provide financial aid to students at Texas colleges and universities. Some grants and scholarships require the student to maintain a certain grade point average (GPA) or take certain courses. Most grants are awarded on the basis of financial need.

College for all Texans, State and Federal Scholarships and Grants
State and Federal Grants and Scholarships provide financial aid to available to students at Texas colleges and universities. Some grants and scholarships require the student to maintain a certain grade point average (GPA) or take certain courses. Most grants are awarded on the basis of financial need.

Every Chance Every Texan Scholarship Index

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U.S. Department of Labor Scholarship Search

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Note: Information about scholarships is typically available in the fall and application deadlines are usually in the winter/spring.