FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE–Washington, DC (February 7, 2023) APIA Scholars (Asian Pacific Islander American Scholars) thanks President Biden and Vice President Harris for their support of Asian American Native Hawaiian and Pacific Islander (AANHPI) students and their ongoing commitment to college affordability—particularly the significant increases to the Pell grant under their watch. Increasing Pell is critical for the success of AANHPI students, many of whom come from low-income backgrounds and are the first in their families to go to college. We look forward to continuing to work with the Administration and Congress to double the Pell grant to make college more affordable for the students we serve.
About APIA Scholars
Based in Washington, D.C. and founded in 2003, APIA Scholars (Asian Pacific Islander American Scholars) is the nation’s leading non-profit organization devoted to the academic, personal, and professional success of Asian American Native Hawaiian and Pacific Islander students. We celebrate our community of students whose unique stories, rich cultures, and diverse perspectives equip them to be the leaders of tomorrow. Through holistic college-to-career programs, scholarships, higher education research and policy, and institutional partnerships, APIA Scholars carries out its mission to educate, elevate, and empower a diverse community of 25 million strong and growing.
For more information about APIA Scholars, please visit us at www.apiascholars.org.
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