UMN AANAPISI Scholarship

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. (Only UMN students can apply!)

The AANAPISI Scholarship online application opens on September 7, 2022, and closes on January 19th, 2023 at 4:00 PM Central Time. Scholarship awards range from a one-time semester $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 will be disbursed late summer 2023 for the 2023-2024 academic year. Applications are closed, check back for 2024-2025 academic year soon!


  • 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 Fall semester at the University of Minnesota-Twin Cities.
  • Have applied for the 2023-2024 Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA).  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 here: APIA Scholars.


Application Deadline: January 19, 2023 at 4:00 PM Central Time.

Completing the AANAPISI Scholarship application will automatically qualify you for the APIA Scholarship application! To learn more about the APIA Scholarship, please visit here: APIA Scholarship.

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Past AANAPISI Scholars