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 on September 7, 2022, and closes on January 19th at 4:00 PM Central Time.  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 will be disbursed late summer 2023 for the 2023-2024 academic year.

You can receive more scholarship support!  Completing the AANAPISI Scholarship application will automatically qualify you for the APIA Scholarship application!  You can apply for both scholarships with one application.


  • 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 APIA Scholars.


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

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Past AANAPISI Scholars