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Asian Pacific Islander American Scholars Announces Interim Board Chair and Interim Board Vice-Chair

January 5, 2024
View ArticleAsian Pacific Islander American Scholars (APIA Scholars), the nation’s largest organization dedicated to AAPI higher education success through scholarships, programs, and research and advocacy for AAPI students, announces Jeff Luong, Vice President of Network Engineering at AT&T, as the Interim Chair of the Board of Directors and Nancy Lee, Executive Vice President, International Business Operations… Read More

APIA Scholars’ Response and Resources for the UNLV Shooting

December 7, 2023
View ArticleAPIA Scholars expresses our heartfelt condolences for the UNLV community, their families, and everyone impacted by the shooting. Amid this tragedy, we are working on a layered approach including support to individual Scholars as well as amplifying resources for those who are affected. “We share a sense of shock and sadness for this violent news…. Read More

Asian and Pacific Islander American Scholars (APIA Scholars) Statement on Affirmative Action

June 29, 2023
View ArticleAPIA Scholars is an organization that supports diversity, equity and inclusion and we decry the Supreme Court’s decision today to repeal affirmative action. Numerous studies on affirmative action bans have demonstrated that the result is an immediate and long-term decrease in diversity and representation and prevents equitable access to opportunities for students. As an organization… Read More

Asian and Pacific Islander American Scholars (APIA Scholars) Congratulates the Class of 2023 and Extends Gratitude to Our Donors

June 12, 2023
View ArticleFOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE–Washington, DC (June 12, 2023) APIA Scholars, a leading organization dedicated to educating, elevating, and empowering Asian American Native Hawaiian and Pacific Islander (AANHPI) students, wishes heartfelt congratulations to the remarkable Class of 2023. We also express our sincere and official thank you to our donors who make our work possible. APIA Scholars… Read More

Asian and Pacific Islander American Scholars (APIA Scholars), Californians Together and UnidosUS Host Briefing on English Learner Students and AANHPI Needs

June 2, 2023
View ArticleAPIA Scholars (Asian Pacific Islander American Scholars) hosted a briefing in Sacramento with Californians Together (CalTog) and UnidosUS on May 11 on English Learner Students and the unique needs of Asian American and Native Hawaiian Pacific Islander (AANHPI) students. The event attendees included California’s State Assemblymember Mike Fong and State Senator Dave Min, as well… Read More

Asian and Pacific Islander American Scholars (APIA Scholars) Chief Strategy Officer and SVP Julie Ajinkya to Join the Department of Education’s RAISE THE B.A.R. Summit

May 1, 2023
View ArticleFOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE–Washington, DC (May 1, 2023) APIA Scholars (Asian Pacific Islander American Scholars) Chief Strategy Officer and SVP Julie Ajinkya joined the Department of Education’s RAISE THE B.A.R. Summit today about using data to drive improvement in student success. The event included Department Secretary Miguel Cardona, senior members from the Department and the White… Read More

APIA Scholars Adds Meredith Randle and Jo Ann Paanio to Team

April 19, 2023
View ArticleFOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE–Washington, DC (April 19, 2023) APIA Scholars (Asian Pacific Islander American Scholars) is excited to announce Meredith Randle as the new Senior Director of Development and Jo Ann Paanio as the new Senior Director of Policy and Advocacy.   Meredith Randle (she/her) is Senior Director of Development at Asian Pacific Islander American Scholars…. Read More

APIA Scholars Leads Sign-On Letter to Increase AANAPSIs Funding

April 18, 2023
View ArticleAPIA Scholars (Asian Pacific Islander American Scholars), with the support of 281 organizations and individuals in higher education, policy, and the AANHPI community, sent a letter to members of to urge for increased funding for Asian American and Native American Pacific-Islander Serving Institutions (AANAPISIs). AANAPISIs have been historically underfunded since their inception in 2007, and… Read More

APIA Scholars Meet with Members of Congress

March 14, 2023
View ArticleAsian and Pacific Islander American Scholars (APIA Scholars) Meet with Congressman Kilili Sablan, Congresswoman Uifa’atali Amata, and Congressman James Moylan APIA Scholars Discuss the Unique Needs of Pacific Islander Students on Capitol Hill FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE–Washington, DC (March 15, 2023) APIA Scholars (Asian Pacific Islander American Scholars) thanks Congressman Kilili Sablan, Congresswoman Uifa’atali Amata, and… Read More

United Health Foundation Increases Support to APIA Scholars

March 12, 2023
View ArticleLong-Time Partner Increases Support to $1 million Level to Build a More Diverse Health Workforce to Serve Underserved Communities FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE–Washington, DC (March 13, 2023) APIA Scholars (Asian Pacific Islander American Scholars) thanks the United Health Foundation, the philanthropic foundation of UnitedHealth Group (NYSE: UNH) for its increased support of $1 million to Asian… Read More