APIA Scholars
Jump Start College Tour

About Jump Start College Tour

APIA Scholars Jump Start College Tour was developed in partnership with Wells Fargo to provide college planning, leadership training, financial education, and professional development tools and resources to students and their families. APIA Scholars works with campus partners to host college access programs at Asian American and Native American Pacific Islander – Serving Institutions (AANAPISIs) and other institutions with high populations of Asian and Pacific Islander American students with financial need. AANAPISIs are recognized by the U.S. Department of Education as minority-serving institutions. Through the event, APIA Scholars is able to reach underserved students with important information to help increase access to higher education and accelerate their success long-term.


JSCT + STEM Pathways

In Fall 2019, through a generous grant from General Motors, APIA Scholars is excited to launch the JSCT + STEM Pathways program, expanding the Jump Start College Tour to include interactive programming aimed at exposing students to the world of STEM and its career possibilities. Education and careers in STEM remain prominent on the national agenda and are the future for the upcoming generation of APIA leaders. The JSCT + STEM Pathways program provides a critical gateway for APIA high school and college students who might believe STEM is an inaccessible field for them with the tools and resources necessary to begin and thrive in their STEM career.


Program Description

The JSCT program will provide students and parents with the following information:

  • College readiness and planning resources
  • College application and admission process
  • Scholarships and financial aid
  • Financial literacy education
  • Campus resources that support student persistence and success

The JSCT + STEM Pathways program will introduce students to:

  • Educational Programs in STEM
    • STEM degrees and certifications
    • Educational financing opportunities in STEM, including scholarships, internships, and apprenticeships
  • Employers of STEM Professionals
    • Opportunities for internships and jobs
    • Work culture and exposure to variety of STEM jobs
    • Insights on the needs and future of STEM
  • STEM Pathways from College to Career
    • Engagement with individuals in STEM careers
    • Exposure and networking with community of STEM organizations that promote, engage, and empower students in the world of STEM


Fall 2019 Dates and Locations:

University of TexasDallas: Saturday, October 12, 2019
University of CaliforniaIrvine: November 2, 2019