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).

APPLY NOW for the AANAPISI Scholarship!  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 opened on September 9, 2020 and closes on November 11, 2020 at 5:00 PM EST.  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 2021 or fall 2021 pending your financial aid package.


  • 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 2021 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 2020-2021 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.

Application closes Wednesday, November 11th, 2020 at 5:00 PM EST.





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UMN AANAPISI Scholarship 2019-2020

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