Messages from the President

President, APIA Scholars, Noel Harmon

Black History Month

February 22, 2022
As I write this letter, I am literally changing my email “signature” from “Happy New Year” to “Black History Month 2022”. Time continues to fly, but I am bolstered by the fact that at APIA Scholars we are committed to making the most of each and every day and that we are privileged enough to work with and on behalf of our scholars. Read More

New Year 2022

January 18, 2022
It’s a New Year – and with it, the opportunity for new beginnings and a fresh start. Many of us use the opportunity to set new year’s resolutions which have become synonymous with creating new intentions — or recommitting to old ones. Read More

This is the Moment

March 17, 2021
I am joined by my governing board to express our grief as we mourn the victims from the shooting in Atlanta last evening. Our hearts are heavy today as we extend our deepest condolences across the AAPI community and to the families of those lost. Read More

To the Women in My World

March 8, 2021
On this International Women’s Day, I am struck by the many women in my life who have been part of my journey. From my birth mother, who I will never know but who gave me life, my foster mother, who gave me shelter and love in my first few months, and my mom who, for a time, was a single parent raising an Asian baby in the 1970s in the Midwest. Read More

Letter to APIA Scholars friends, partners, and scholars

February 12, 2021
Happy Lunar New Year! 2021 is the Year of the Ox, which represents movement, patience, strength and persistence. As the second symbol of twelve in the Chinese zodiac, the Ox offers us a set of very fitting values to inspire us into this new year. Read More

APIA Scholars’ Statement on the Violence at the U.S. Capitol

January 7, 2021
APIA Scholars is saddened and horrified by the violent events that took place at our U.S. Capitol on Wednesday and we condemn these acts to the fullest extent. Read More