Access to education and scholastic resources is key to the overall health and future success of the API community.
This page is dedicated to scholarships, both through the Southern Nevada Asian Pacific Islander Queer Society (SNAPIQS) and other AAPI network organizations. If you're interested in making a donation to an SNAPIQS scholarship, we also welcome any contribution from our community members!
The Southern Nevada Asian Pacific Islander Queer Society (SNAPIQS) Scholarship in 2023 is offering two scholarships of $250 to be awarded to provide financial assistance to Nevada residence of Asian Pacific Islander heritage who identify as part of the SOGIE (sexual orientation, gender identity, and gender expression) spectrum [also known as LGBTQ+] and/or a first-generation college student who plans to attend a 4-year college, Community College, Trade School, or University.
In the future, we plan on offering larger scholarships for our community.
Interested candidates must be part of the Asian Pacific Islander (API) community, reside in Nevada, identify as part of the SOGIE spectrum and/or a first-generation college student who plans to attend a 4-year college, Community College, Trade School, or University. Each candidate must submit a copy of their typed essay, and a resume/CV that includes volunteerism.
The SNAPIQS Leadership Team will review applicants based on community engagement, financial need, and essay responses.
Two winners will receive a $250 award.
STATEMENT ESSAY QUESTIONSYour experiences shape who you are as an individual beyond grades or test scores. In a 500 word statement, tell us how your experience has shaped you? Include your community involvement, career goals, and desire to give back to your community.
- Be of Asian and/or Pacific Islander ethnicity as defined by the U.S. Census.
- Resides in the State of Nevada.
- Identify as part of the:
- SOGIE spectrum. (also known as LGBTQ+)
- and/or a first-generation college student.
- Must provide a copy of:
- A 500-word statement essay.
- Resume/CV that includes volunteerism.
- Application open: Friday, August 4, 2023
- Application deadline: Friday, October 27, 2023, at 11:59 PM (Pacific Time)
- Scholarship disbursement: Late spring 2024
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Additional Scholarship Resources
OPPORTUNITIES AVAILABLE FOR MEMBERS OF THE API COMMUNITYAPIA SCHOLARS
Asian and Pacific Islander Scholarship Fund
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APF Community Foundation Scholarships
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Free Application for Federal Student Aid
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