InspirASIAN (formerly APCA) Scholarship Program

Even though our organization's name has changed, our mission stays the same.

InspirASIAN makes a difference in our community by supporting graduating high school seniors with their college education through our scholarship awards. InspirASIAN awards national scholarships to students residing in any state with a local InspirASIAN chapter. All students who apply will be considered for the national scholarships awards. Students who are not awarded national scholarships will be considered for state scholarships as supported by local InspirASIAN chapters.

2018 InspirASIAN Scholarship Program

Applicants must meet ALL of the following eligibility requirements:

  • All full-time graduating high school seniors in good academic standing (minimum unweighted GPA 3.40 on 4-point scale), of any ethnic or cultural background, who will attend an accredited college or university (2-year and 4-year) in Fall 2018.
  • Applicants who are citizens or permanent residents of the United States.
  • Applicants who are residents of one of the following states or metropolitan area where we currently have APCA chapters: Arizona, California, Colorado, Florida, Georgia, Hawaii, Illinois, Indiana, Michigan, Missouri, Nevada, New Jersey, Ohio, Texas, Washington, Wisconsin, and the Washington, D.C. Metropolitan Area (Washington D.C., Maryland, and Virginia).

Students interested in applying will need to complete an application form that includes a student essay and provide one recommendation letter. Students who make it into the final round will also be required to send in an official high school transcript.

For answers to commonly asked questions, please refer to our FAQ page.

Past InspirASIAN Scholars

InspirASIAN recognizes truly amazing students from our local communities. We are proud to be able to help them with their college education to further their capacity in making a difference in our community. Here are our InspirASIAN scholars:

2017 APCA Scholars
2016 APCA Scholars
2015 APCA Scholars
2014 APCA Scholars
2013 APCA Scholars
2012 APCA Scholars

Student Testimonials

“Due to the APCA national scholarship, I will be able to focus on my classes and other extracurricular activities to expand my knowledge base in college, without having to focus on the financial aspect of college as much. The generosity of this scholarship and your support have inspired me to make my own contributions to education in the future, both with the business I hope to start as well as scholarships.”

“I recognize that it is impossible for everyone to receive such aid, and I am so thankful for your support of my higher education. Your generosity has reinvigorated my sense of duty to my community, and I will seek to advance the welfare of others as well. I will continue to contribute in meaningful ways to the collegiate and local communities to which I will soon belong, thanks in part to your award.”

“This scholarship will help me carry out my dreams of making the world a more peaceful place through diplomacy. I appreciate all you and your organization have done!”

“I appreciate this award; it will allow me to achieve success and continue to strive towards my goals. I will use this as a starting point to make a lasting impact on my community and my world; you have already made a lasting impact on my life and it is my dream to one day be in a position where I can do the same for others. I appreciate the AT&T Corporation’s desire to make a positive impact in the communities in which we work and live. I admire this goal and see it an as inspiring motto to live by. By awarding me the APCA Scholars Award, you have helped alleviate my financial burden, allowing me to continue to pursue my thirst for knowledge and to receive higher education to prepare myself to make an impact in my world. Your generosity has further inspired me to continue help others and give back to the community. I hope one day I will be able to help students achieve their dreams in the same way you have helped me pursue mine. Thank you again from the bottom of my heart.”

“My education has been exceptional. I feel humbled by the experiences I’ve had and incredible individuals I’ve met. They would not have been possible without your support. I intent to pay it forward. When I go back to Oakland I give presentations on scholarships at my high school and other local organizations. I want other students to have similar opportunities. The work you do matters beyond what words can express.”