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    APIA Scholars

    APIA Scholars


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    ...501(c)(3) organization

    ...Donations are tax-deductible


    ...2025 M ST NW STE 610
    Washington DC 20036-3363


    Washington DC | IRS ruling year: 2004 | EIN: 57-1192973  


    Based in Washington, D.C., the Asian & Pacific Islander American Scholars (APIA Scholars) is the nation's largest non-profit organization devoted to providing college scholarships for Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders (AAPI). Our mission is to make a difference in the lives of Asian and Pacific Islander American (APIA) students by providing them with resources that increase their access to higher education which serves as the foundation for their future success. We carry out our mission by providing scholarships to APIA students; forging partnerships among corporations, foundations, community organizations and individuals to provide adequate resources to APIA communities; providing mentorship and programs to facilitate students' academic success, leadership, and professional and personal growth so they can transition from classroom to the workforce. Since 2003, APIA Scholars has distributed more than $150 million in scholarships to deserving AAPI students.


    Rating Information


    This charity's score is 97%, earning it a Four-Star rating. If this organization aligns with your passions and values, you can give with confidence.

    This overall score is calculated from multiple beacon scores: 35% Accountability & Finance, 50% Impact & Results, 10% Leadership & Adaptability, 5% Culture & Community. Learn more about our criteria and methodology.

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    The IRS is significantly delayed in processing nonprofits' annual tax filings (Forms 990). As a result, the Accountability & Finance score for APIA Scholars is outdated and the overall rating may not be representative of its current operations. Please check with the charity directly for any questions you may have.

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    • Accountability & Finance
    • Culture & Community
    • Leadership & Adaptability
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    Impact & Results


    APIA Scholars has earned a 100% for the Impact & Results beacon. See the metrics below for more information.

    This beacon estimates the actual impact a charity has on the lives of those it serves, and determines whether it is making good use of donor resources to achieve that impact.

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    Largest Programs

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