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. (Must be a UMN student or incoming student to apply!)

The AANAPISI Scholarship is a collaboration between the University of Minnesota-Twin Cities and APIA Scholars.

The AANAPISI Scholarship online application is available September 13, 2023, and closes on January 9th, 2024 at 4:00 PM Central Time. Scholarship awards range from one-time $2,500 awards or up to $10,000 multi-semester/year awards.  Multiple students will be awarded based on funding availability. Scholarship funds will be disbursed August 2024 for the 2024-2025 academic year.


  • Be able to describe your ethnicity, heritage, or ancestry in relation to the countries, territories, or lands in Asia or the Pacific Islands
  • 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 part-time or full-time undergraduate student in a degree-seeking program during the 2024 Fall semester at the University of Minnesota-Twin Cities.
  • Have applied for the 2024-2025 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


Application Deadline: January 9, 2024 at 4:00 PM Central Time.

Completing the AANAPISI Scholarship application will automatically qualify you for the APIA Scholarship application! Click here to learn more about the APIA Scholarship.

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Past AANAPISI Scholars