Asian American Studies Scholarships

Below is a list of the scholarship opportunities available to Asian American Studies majors at CSUF. If you have any questions contact Dr. Eric Reyes

 

Asian American and Pacific Islander Civic Engagement Scholarship

Amount: Varies pending funding. Award winner(s) will be recognized at the Asian American Studies Graduate Recognition in May.

Established by: The Asian American and Pacific Islander Civic Engagement Scholarship was established by Titan Shops (administered through the Department of Asian American Studies Program/ASAM). The scholarship recognizes students who have successfully integrated civic engagement with Asian American and Pacific Islander communities into their on-campus learning experiences.

Open to: CSUF ASAM majors or minors with sophomore or junior status who have incorporated civic engagement with Asian American and Pacific Islander communities into their on-campus learning experiences.

Criteria:  Academic Achievement ♦ Minimum 2.5 GPA ♦ Civic Engagement - Active involvement (internships, service-learning, leadership, membership, etc.) in student, community, or professional groups working with Asian American and Pacific Islander communities

Application Procedure: Please log into your CSUF Portal, type “Scholarships” in the search engine of your Portal, and click on the “Scholarships” button. Follow the onscreen instructions and complete the online Scholarship Application. 

Application Deadline: March 1

 
Craig & Claire Ihara Award

Amount: Varies pending funding.  Award winner(s) will be recognized at the Asian Pacific Islander Desi American (APIDA) Graduate Recognition Ceremony and the Ethnic Studies Graduation Commencement Ceremony.  Please register for the APIDA Graduate Recognition Ceremony by the announced deadline.

Established by: The Craig and Claire Ihara Award recognizes a graduating Asian American Studies major or minor who has demonstrated exemplary community involvement that combines excellent scholarship with significant civic engagement and community service. Dr. Craig Ihara was the founding Asian American Studies Program Coordinator for ten years.  Dr. Ihara has generously funded the scholarship since 1998 in memory of his partner, Claire.

Open to: Graduating ASAM majors or minors.

Criteria: Academic Excellence ♦ Minimum 3.0 GPA for ASAM major/minor courses and 2.7 overall at CSUF ♦ Community Involvement - Demonstrated leadership and membership in groups specifically working to promote Asian American and Pacific Islander (AAPI) community issues.

Application Procedure: Please log into your CSUF Portal, type “Scholarships” in the search engine of your Portal, and click on the “Scholarships” button. Follow the onscreen instructions and complete the online Scholarship Application. 

Application Deadline: March 1

 

Ojeda-Kimbrough Filipina/o American Studies Scholarship

 

Amount: Varies pending funding.  Award winner(s) will be recognized at the Asian American Studies Graduate Recognition in May.

Established by: The Ojeda-Kimbrough Filipina/o American Studies Scholarship was established by Professor Carol Ojeda-Kimbrough, who taught Filipina/o American Studies and other courses at CSUF for many years and has generously funded the scholarship. The scholarship recognizes a student who has taken or is taking a Filipina/o American Studies course that has aided them in their academic and personal development goals. 

Open to: Students who are taking or have taken a Filipina/o American Studies course at CSUF. Previous award winners will have lower priority. 

Criteria: Academic Achievement ♦ Minimum 2.0 CSUF GPA ♦ Must have earned or be in the process of earning a C or better in a Filipina/o American Studies course at CSUF at time of application ♦ Integration of Filipina/o American Studies into academic and personal development

Application Procedure: Please log into your CSUF Portal, type “Scholarships” in the search engine of your Portal, and click on the “Scholarships” button. Follow the onscreen instructions and complete the online Scholarship Application. 

Application Deadline: March 1


 

 Scholarships Open To All Majors