By the Asian & Pacific Islander American Scholarship Fund
The APIASF Jump Start College Tour visited Boston on March 21 to provide scholarship information, college planning advice, leadership training and financial education for students and families in the area. With support of Wells Fargo, the Jump Start College Tour series visits the nation’s Asian American and Native American Pacific Islander-Serving Institutions (AANAPISI) that enroll more than 40 percent of all Asian American and Pacific Islander (AAPI) undergraduates nationally.
APIASF visited Boston to continue its longstanding support for Asian American and Pacific Islander (AAPI) students in the community. Asian Americans comprise 10 percent of Boston’s population and have grown by 27 percent between 2000 and 2010. Consistently, the AAPI community and its educational needs continue to grow. By convening business, government and community leaders, APIASF looks forward to raising awareness and garnering support to change the experiences of Boston-area students. By attending the APIASF Jump Start College Tour, participants will learn how to identify the resources that can help support their pursuit of higher education and long-term career goals.
About Asian & Pacific Islander American Scholarship Fund
Based in Washington, D.C., the Asian & Pacific Islander American Scholarship Fund (APIASF) is the nation’s largest nonprofit provider of college scholarships for Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders (AAPI). APIASF works to create opportunities for students to access, complete, and succeed after post-secondary education; thereby developing future leaders who will excel in their career, serve as role models in their communities, and will ultimately contribute to a vibrant America. Since 2003, APIASF has distributed nearly $90 million in scholarships to AAPI students across the country and in the Pacific Islands. APIASF manages three scholarship programs: APIASF’s general scholarship, the APIASF Asian American and Native American Pacific Islander-Serving Institutions (AANAPISI) scholarship program, and the Gates Millennium Scholars/Asian Pacific Islander Americans funded by a grant from the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation.
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