Asian Women in Business Scholarship


The AWIB Scholarship is awarded to exceptional Asian women who demonstrate a commitment to scholarship, leadership, community service, and/or entrepreneurship. Founded in 1995, Asian Women In Business (AWIB) is the only non-profit, tax-exempt organization in the country with the primary mission of assisting Asian women entrepreneurs. Over the years, AWIB has expanded its mission to address the identified needs and issues affecting the business and professional development of Asian Americans. AWIB also serves on various task forces and boards to promote the inclusion of minority and women owned businesses and professionals.




  • _Each winner will receive $2,500
  • _Applicant can be considered for an additional $2,500 (a total of $5,000) if qualified as lower middle income
  • _Awards are expected to be applied towards tuition and other education-related expenses



  • _Female and of Asian or Pacific Islander ancestry (includes those who can trace their ancestry from Bangladesh, Bhutan, Cambodia, China, India, Indonesia, Japan, Korea, Laos, Malaysia, Mongolia, Myanmar, Nepal, Philippines, Pakistan, Singapore, Sri Lanka, Taiwan, Thailand, or Vietnam)
  • _Enrolled full-time in an accredited 4-year undergraduate institution in the U.S. at the time of application and award
  • _Maintain a minimum 3.0 (out of 4.0) undergraduate GPA at the time of application
  • _Have one or more of the following:
  • _A leadership role in a community endeavor
  • _A record of entrepreneurial achievement
  • _U.S. citizen or permanent resident
  • _For the additional $2,500, financial need must be demonstrated by submitting a copy of the most current FAFSA form AND the Financial Aid Award Notice from your institution for the 2014-2015 academic year.



  • _Read the FAQ page before filling out the application
  • _TYPE and fill out the text-enabled pdf application; handwritten applications will NOT be accepted
  • _Do not use acronyms or uncommon abbreviations
  • _If you include college organizations in your Leadership Positions and Volunteer Work, please attach the college’s official description of the organization
  • _A college transcript is required for the application; semifinalists will be asked to provide their


official college transcript

  • _Each applicant must submit two essays. Essay prompts can be found on the last page of this application
  • _Each applicant is required to submit a minimum of 1 and no more than 6 letters of recommendation
  • _Recommendation letters and references listed on the application must NOT be your relatives, peers, or other students; good references are employers, supervisors, professors, deans, etc.
  • _Be sure to include correct and current contact information for references
  • _Late and/or incomplete applications will not be considered
  • _The application and accompanying materials must be postmarked by October 1, 2014


Mail all materials to Asian Women In Business, 42 Broadway, Suite 1748. New York, NY 10004

  • _AWIB, at its discretion, may conduct interviews with semifinalists
  • _Winners will be notified in November 2014


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