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Asian Pacific: Supplemental Sources of Financial Aid 

American Citizens for Justice (ACJ)
P.O. Box 851163
Westland, MI 48185

American Citizens for Justice is accepting applications for the Vincent Chin Memorial Scholarship Award. The Scholarship in the amount of $2,000 will be awarded to a first, second or third-year law student. The applicant must demonstrate a previous one-year commitment toward working for the benefit of the Asian Pacific American community.

Deadline: May 9 

asian american bar association for the greater chicago area law foundation

The AABA Law Foundation
c/o Sharon Hwang
McAndrews Held & Malloy Ltd.
500 W. Madison Street, 34th Floor
Chicago, IL 60661
The AABA Law Foundation awards annual scholarships to law students who have demonstrated a commitment to serving the needs of the Chicago-area Asian Pacific American community, and who will continue to serve the needs of the Chicago-area Asian Pacific American communities through pro bono, public interest, and/or public service legal work. This year, the AABA Law Foundation intends to award one scholarship of $2,500 and one scholarship of $5,000 to law students who have exemplified that commitment.


Deadline: March 1

Asian American Law Fund of New York
c/o Sylvia Fung Chin, Esq.
White & Case LLP
1155 Avenue of the Americas
New York, NY 10036

The Asian American Law Fund of New York invites law students to apply for its Community Service Scholarships. These Scholarships represent the Fund's commitment to assisting law students with their tuition while encouraging them to use their legal knowledge and training to benefit New York's Asian American community. Scholarships in the amount of $5,000 each will be awarded to up to three law students who work with community service organizations in New York during the summer.


Deadline: March 28

Asian Heritage Law School Scholarship

Infinity Law Group
Gabriel Cheong
One Adams Place
859 Willard St. Ste. 400
Quincy, MA 02169
(619) 250-8236
Gabriel Cheong with Infinity Law Group LLC has announced a new scholarship for law students of Asian heritage. The $1,000 scholarship will be awarded in January, 2015 and is intended to encourage more Asian Americans to consider law as a career option.


The Asian Heritage Law Scholarship is open to any student who will be attending law school this spring. Candidates are asked to write a short essay describing how their background and experiences in the Asian American community influenced their choice to go to law school and how they plan to use their law degree.

Deadline: January 12

Bridgat Graduate Scholarship 2014
Bridgat Technology Limited
Rooms 05-15, 13A/F, SouthTower,
World Finance Centre, HarbourCity, 17 Canton Road,
Tsim Sha Tsui, Kowloon,
Hong Kong

This type of scholarship is open to graduate students who are pursuing an advanced degree (either Masters or Doctoral) in any subject at an accredited institution in the United States. One individual will be designated each year and awarded a one-time scholarship of $6,500 to support his or her full-time graduate study.


1. Applicants must be full-time graduate students currently enrolled at an accredited institution in the  U.S. and hold a valid student ID card.
2. Applicants must have a minimum GPA of 3.0 on a 4.0 scale to apply.
3. Applicants must be citizens of an Asian country.

Selection Criteria

The individual will be selected based on academic performance, demonstrated leadership and participation in cross cultural activities, a personal statement, and a letter of reference completed by a professor or supervisor. Financial need will not be considered.

Applications Open: October 1
Deadline: December 31

Japanese American Citizens League
JACL National Scholarship Awards
1765 Sutter Street
San Francisco, CA 94115

The JACL will award over 30 scholarships in seven categories: Entering Freshman, Undergraduate, Graduate, Law, Hagiwara Financial Aid, Creative and Performing Arts, and Special Awards. Applicants may apply under one category only. Applicants must be JACL members to qualify for a scholarship.

Deadline: The application process is open from October - April 1. Application materials must be postmarked by April 1.

National Asian Pacific American Bar Association Law Foundation (NAPABA)
910 17th Street, NW
Suite 315
Washington, D.C. 20006

Scholarships will be awarded to law students who demonstrate a commitment to serve or contribute to the Asian Pacific American community as future leaders. Selections are based on demonstrated commitment to and interest in pro bono, public interest and/or public service legal work, financial need, leadership potential, maturity and responsibility and commitment to serving the needs of the Asian Pacific American community.

Deadline: September 3

The University of Michigan Center for Chinese/Japanese Studies
See: Miscellaneous Scholarships

For more scholarships
See: Minority: General

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