Saturday, February 28, 2015 | Westminster, CA

APIASF needs additional volunteers for the APIASF General Scholarship program read, which received nearly 9,000 applications this year. Volunteer readers have access to a secure website to review scholarship applications at a time that is most convenient to them during the read period (January 12 – March 13, 2015). To ensure that there are enough readers to evaluate all applications, readers are asked to commit to completing a minimum of 20 applications. Each application takes approximately 10-15 minutes to review. All readers must have an undergraduate college diploma and/or 7-10 years of work experience. As an added incentive, readers who complete a minimum of 40 reviews by March 13, 2015 will be entered in to a drawing to win one of the following prizes:

  • Round-trip Southwest Airlines ticket courtesy of Southwest Airlines
  • VIZIO 32″ Class LED Smart TV and a VIZIO 38″ 2.0 Home Theater Sound Bar with Integrated Deep Bass courtesy of VIZIO

The APIASF Orange County Community Reception


APIASF will be hosting a community reception on Friday, February 27, 2015, inviting Orange County community and business leaders to meet APIASF leadership and to share how its mission to address college access and retention of underserved Asian American and Pacific Islanders (AAPI) plays a major role in creating stronger communities.
To learn more about this opportunity, please contact Gayle Yamada, Vice President of Development & External Relations.

Congratulations to the 2014-2015 APIASF AANAPISI Scholars!

2015 APIASF University of Guam AANAPISI Scholars
APIASF is excited to announce this year’s 2014-2015 APIASF AANAPISI Scholar Class of 191 full-time, degree-seeking AAPI students across 15 campuses, totaling over $600,000 in scholarships. Since 2010, the program has supported over 500 Scholars and over $1.7 million in scholarship funding.
APIASF and the Indiana University Maurer
School of Law Announce Important Partnership

APIASF is pleased to partner with the Indiana University Maurer School of Law to support promising AAPI students pursuing a career in law. The program will provide a scholarship and mentorship program to former undergraduate APIASF Scholars admitted to the Maurer School of Law.
March Forth With us as we #repDreams 

On the blog, in March, we are marching forward in pursuit of our dreams, #repDreams. We’ll be pursuing dreams for ourselves, our families, our communities, and the world.

If you would like to submit a blog post, you can do so via direct blog submission, email, and/or using this month’s hashtag (#repDreams) on social media. We welcome text, photo, and video posts!

See February’s posts on #repLove here.

Scholar Profile

 Unlike many of my friends and classmates in high school, I was lucky to be able to discover what I wanted to do for the rest of my life early […] The passion I have for cooking is unconditional. It is what I choose to do for the rest of my life. The slicing of an onion, the sautéing of a piece of meat and plating a plate with precision interests me that no other profession can. APIASF and Darden Restaurant Foundation Scholarships had contributed greatly to my education and it continues to do so for me and many other students that need help to pursue their goals!”


Mac Daniel Dimla

2014 – 2015 APIASF / Darden Restaurants Foundation Scholar
Attending The Culinary Institute of America
Majoring in Culinary Arts
Volunteer Profile 


“Each year, since the inception of the APIASF Scholarship Read I’ve looked forward to volunteering as a reader. As an Educational/ Academic Counselor at the University of Hawai’i at Hilo – SSSP, the students’ essays inspire me an raises my awareness of the challenges and accomplishments of freshmen across the country. It also helps me to be ‘better at my job.'”

Barbara Bostwick, MA 
APIASF Volunteer Reader and Academic Counselor
University of Hawai’i at Hilo, TRiO Student Support Services Program
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