UMN AANAPISI Scholarship

A Scholarship for Asian American and Pacific Islander Students at U of M-Twin Cities!

The University of Minnesota-Twin Cities is an Asian American and Native American Pacific Islander-Serving Institution (AANAPISI).

The Asian American and Native American Pacific Islander-Serving Institution (AANAPISI) Scholarship provides financial support for undergraduate students who identify as Asian American or Pacific Islander attending the U of M-Twin Cities.

The AANAPISI Scholarship online application opens in September 7, 2022 and closes in November 2022.  Scholarship awards range from a one-time $2,500 award or up to $5,000 spread across two semesters ($2,500 per semester).  Multiple students will be awarded based on funding availability.  Scholarship funds can be applied for spring 2023 or fall 2024 pending your financial aid package.

You have the opportunitiy to receive TWO scholarships with one application!  UMN students who submit an AANAPAISI Scholarship will be automatically reviewed for eligibilty to receive a second APIA Scholarship.  You DO NOT need to submit a sperate application for APIA Scholarship consideration.  Your AANAPISI Scholarship application will be review for consideration and you will be notify seperately.


  • Be of Asian and/or Pacific Islander ethnicity as defined by the U.S. Census.
  • Be a citizen, national, or legal permanent resident of the United States. Citizens of the Republic of the Marshall Islands, Federated States of Micronesia and the Republic of Palau are also eligible to apply.
  • Be enrolled as a full-time undergraduate student in a degree-seeking program during the 2023 Spring semester at the University of Minnesota-Twin Cities.
  • Have applied for federal financial aid using the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) for the 2023-2024 academic year.  Applicants do not necessarily need to have received federal financial aid to be eligible for a scholarship from APIA Scholars. Go to for more information.

The AANAPISI Scholarship is funded and administered by APIA Scholars.  For more information, please visit APIA Scholars.

APPLY HERE! (Sept 7, 2022)




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UMN AANAPISI Scholarship 2019-2020