The APIASF General Scholarship Application is now available!

screen-shot-2016-10-02-at-6-44-04-pmThe APIASF General Scholarship Application is now available!

Please share this scholarship opportunity with High School Seniors and Current College Students.

Steps you can take to support student(s) in the APIASF Application process:

  • Forward the following application links and deadlines:
  • Post this flyer on your bulletin board and throughout your community
  • Emphasize the importance of planning ahead – students can start their online applications today!
  • Volunteer to look over their essay questions and review outlines and drafts.
  • Share the various APIASF application resources with your students, including sample applications: APIASF Application Resources page.

If you have any questions, feel free to contact

Warm regards,

Melissa May

Program Assistant

Asian & Pacific Islander American Scholarship Fund

Please share this call for applications with students and colleagues who work with undergraduates


As part of our RISE for Boys and Men of Color project, the Center for the Study of Race & Equity in Education is preparing 100 Native American, Black, Latino, Asian American and Pacific Islander undergraduate men for doctoral study and eventually for professorships in criminal justice, education, health, workforce development, and fields related to human services and social policy. Three cohorts over the next three years will each include 32-34 undergraduate men of color from colleges and universities across the U.S.

RISE Grad Prep Academy participation includes a four-day visit to the University of Pennsylvania. We will cover each student’s travel expenses, lodging, and meals. During their visit to our campus, academy scholars will learn more about applying to and succeeding in graduate school; meet our faculty and hear about their research projects; interact with our graduate students and alumni; and tour Philadelphia. After the campus visit, scholars will engage in a yearlong series of virtual workshops that introduce them to frameworks and research methods that align with the RISE Principles.

We are also paying for academy scholars to take a four-week Kaplan course valued at $1,200 to prepare for the Graduate Record Exam (GRE). Additionally, each academy participant will be paired with a current Ph.D. student who will offer mentoring throughout the graduate school application process, feedback on essays and other application materials, and advice on where to ultimately enroll.


Participation in the Academy is limited to undergraduates who are presently in their junior year – those who started their junior year of college in Fall 2016 and will earn bachelor’s degrees in Spring 2018.


Penn Professor Shaun R. Harper created the Grad Prep Academy in 2009 for Black undergraduate men interested in earning the Ph.D. in education. Previous Academy scholars have enrolled in Ph.D. programs at Penn GSE, UCLA, University of Michigan, Michigan State University, University of Wisconsin-Madison, Northwestern University, Duke University, and other leading research universities. The first two scholars to complete their doctorates are now tenure-track assistant professors at the University of Virginia and Loyola University Chicago.

The expanded version of the Grad Prep Academy now includes undergraduate men of color from other racial/ethnic groups and extends into the other four RISE fields.


Applications are invited from college juniors across all majors. However, only those who have intellectual interests related to the five RISE fields should apply. This program is not for students who want degrees like the M.D., J.D., MBA, or Ed.D., but instead is for those who are possibly interested in earning the Ph.D. and becoming professors.

All application materials must be submitted through the RISE Grad Prep Academy portal no later than 11:59 p.m. (EST) on Monday, October 3, 2016. Please direct all questions to

Peter J. Hengel Thai Scholarship Program

We communicated some time ago regarding the very generous Peter J. Hengel Thai Scholarship Program. The 2017 program has just opened for the 2017-18 academic year and I was hoping you would assist in getting the word out that this program is open and accepting applications. The eligibility requirements are:

        Males of Thai descent, age 23 or younger

        High school seniors or current postsecondary undergraduates who are

        Planning to enroll in a full-time undergraduate study at an accredited two- or four-year college or university in Minnesota.

The program guidelines and application can be found at the following website:

When the link is clicked on, the applicant will see the program Guidelines, a form which explains how to complete the financial data section of the application and the application itself. The application postmark deadline is October 15, 2016 and is fast approaching. We ask that each applicant fill out the application completely and send an applicant appraisal, a transcript of grades from the past four years and pages 1 and 2 of parent or applicant tax return along with the application itself to the address listed on page 3 of the application

This very generous scholarship is intended to provide for 100% of the cost of tuition, fees, books and supplies. The scholarship is renewable up to three years or until a bachelor’s degree is earned, whichever occurs first, as long as the recipient maintains full-time enrollment and satisfactory academic performance. Courses of study that take longer than four years may extend renewal eligibility if funding is available. Awards are for undergraduate study at a college or university preferably in Minnesota.

I thank you so much for assisting me in getting the word out regarding this very generous scholarship opportunity for male students of Thai decent.

Best Regards,


Kandy Fraley <>

Communications Intern – Programmes Unit Asia at Berlin Office

Communications Intern (October-December 2016)

Democracy Reporting International (DRI) is a non-partisan, independent, not-for-profit organisation registered in Berlin. Democracy Reporting International promotes the political participation of citizens, the accountability of state bodies and the development of democratic institutions world-wide. Democracy Reporting International is currently recruiting a communications intern for its Berlin headquarters to support DRI’s work in Asia (Pakistan, Myanmar, Sri Lanka). The intern will support the Asia Team in the areas of communications and project management/administration.

Tasks include:


  • Contribute to writing and editing website stories and newsletter articles;
  • Support in drafting and scheduling content for social media channels;
  • Conduct image selection for the website and social media channels;
  • Assist in drafting and editing reports and briefing papers and translating documents;

Project management/administration:

  • Support in the recruitment and management of international experts including travel logistic
  • Support the organisation and its implementation of expert missions as well as workshops and DRI events in Berlin or in-country;
  • Assist in maintaining project files, databases and other resources;
  • Conduct research on current and political affairs in programme countries and the wider Asia region with a particular focus on elections, constitutions and human rights;
  • Other duties as required.

Qualifications required:

  • Academic background in law, political science, (South) Asian studies, journalism, public relations or related fields;
  • Experience in media/communications/social media
  • Previous office experience
  • Excellent oral and written English;
  • Proficiency in key computer applications, such as Microsoft Word and Excel;
  • Experience working with Content Management Systems (WordPress) is preferred;
  • Experience with photo and graphic editing software is an asset;
  • Knowledge of the Asian region, with a particular focus on Pakistan, Sri Lanka and Myanmar, is preferable;
  • Experience in project cycle management, communications, and research is an asset;
  • Student status; must be enrolled in university throughout the duration of the internship;
  • Working permit for Germany (if you are a foreign student).

The internship is full time, starting 1 October 2016 for a duration of three months. A monthly internship allowance of 400 € will be provided.


Please submit your application (**cover letter and CV**) to with “Asia Intern 2016” as the subject heading and supporting documents in the following format: SURNAME_FIRSTNAME_DOCUMENTNAME. The deadline for applications is 20 August 2016. The position may be filled before the end of the deadline, so early applications are encouraged. Please note that only shortlisted candidates will be contacted .

National Korean American Service & Education Consortium (NAKASEC)

NAKASEC & Affiliates Encourage Eligible Youth to Apply for DACA 1 and Announce Launch of National AAPI DACA Collaborative Website on 4th Anniversary


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WASHINGTON DC— The National Korean American Service & Education Consortium (NAKASEC) and its affiliates, the Korean American Resource and Cultural Center (KRCC) and Korean Resource Center (KRC), shared upcoming/recent DACA events and joined partners in announcing the launch of the AAPI DACA Collaborative website on August 15, 2016.  This day marked four years since President Obama implemented the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program. The Collaborative strongly encourages eligible young AAPIs to apply for DACA, which has been providing over 728,000 young undocumented immigrants with temporary relief from deportation and a work permit.  Out of the total number of DACA recipients, over 17,000 people immigrated from the top four Asian countries of origin (South Korea, Philippines, India, and Pakistan). There are roughly 1.5 million undocumented Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders (AAPIs), many of whom are eligible for DACA. South Korea has the 7th highest acceptance rate for DACA and an estimated 9,000 of the 44,000 DACA-eligible Korean Americans have applied as of March 2016.

The existing 2012 DACA has not been affected by the Supreme Court’s 4-4 “non-decision” ruling in United States v. Texas on June 23, 2016. The Supreme Court decision does, however, mean that the court injunction prohibiting implementation of DAPA (Deferred Action for Parents of Americans and Lawful Permanent Residents) and expanded DACA remains in effect.

In 2015 alone, the AAPI DACA Collaborative members held over 400 legal service and over 500 outreach events. Collectively the collaborative received over 1,800 phone calls inquiring about DACA and over half of the callers were potentially DACA eligible. For more information on the Collaborative, please visit:

NAKASEC will host a naturalization clinic and DACA Information Session with New American Civic Engagement Alliance (NACEA) on September 25th from 1:00 pm to 5:00 pm at Washington Spencerville Korean Church (1700 Spencerville Rd, Spencerville, MD 20868). Community members interested in naturalization or DACA 1 application assistance should call NAKASEC’s office (703-256-2208) to schedule an appointment. NAKASEC also invited community members to join its Parent Association of DACA(DACA 부모님 모임). For more information, please call Young Mi (영미 씨) 703-256-2208 or

In California, community members interested in naturalization or the 2012 DACA application assistance should call KRC’s office (323-680-5725) to schedule an appointment from Monday through Thursday. KRC also provides financial aid consultation for undocumented college students. For more information, please call 323-680-5725.

In Illinois, KRCC has been fundraising for DACA scholarships. In partnership with KRCC, the Korean American Association of Chicago (KAAC) has been fundraising DACA Scholarship for a year and provided full application fees ($465) for 20 Korean American DACA applicants who have recommended by and processed their applications by KRCC and Korean American Community Services (KACS). KAAC also made a video for fundraising for DACA Scholarship and will have a Korean American golf outing event for DACA Scholarship fundraising on Wednesday, August 24 in Chicago, Illinois. Additionally, KRCC’s youth group, Fighting Youth Shouting out for Humanity (FYSH), organized its annual youth-led Coffeehouse on July 23 and raised over $1500, exceeding their fundraising goal. The funds go towards FYSH’s DREAM Scholarship, a scholarship to help undocumented youth pay for DACA application fees.

Ju Hong, National AAPI DACA Collaborative Coordinator, shared: “DACA had opened doors for me to affordable education and to travel back to South Korea to reunite with my ailing grandmother for the first time in over 13 years. I strongly encourage all eligible undocumented AAPI young people to apply for DACA and experience these benefits that others take for granted.”

NAKASEC’s Executive Director Dae Joong Yoon, KRCC’s Executive Director Inhe Choi, and KRC’s Los Angeles Director Joon Bang said: “NAKASEC, KRCC, and KRC encourage all eligible community members to make DACA 1 stronger by applying now. DACA is a program that has opened up doors to education, better paying jobs, and opportunities that others take for granted. The 2012 program is open and ready for new and renewing applicants. The announcement of DACA is a victory our community rightfully won and DACAmented leaders have spoken out about how DACA has positively impacted their lives and their future. Let’s continue to lift up the voices of the hardworking DACA recipients who are represented in all 50 states. We remain committed to engaging in DACA outreach, services, and events and working with the AAPI DACA Collaborative partners across the country to increase both initial and renewal applications rates among the AAPI community. ”

Individuals who meet the 2012 DACA guidelines may continue to come forward and file an initial or renewal request for DACA under those guidelines. For more information, see USCIS reminds the public about the risk of immigration scams, in case scammers try to exploit the situation. Get tips for protecting yourself and your loved ones at or in Spanish at

Click here to see the recent Migration Policy Institute report on DACA at Four.


For NAKASEC photos and video, please follow us on Facebook (link) and Twitter (@nakasec)

The National Korean American Service & Education Consortium (NAKASEC) was founded in 1994 by local community centers to project a progressive voice and promote the full participation of Korean Americans on major social justice issues. NAKASEC maintains offices in Annandale, Virginia and Los Angeles, California. NAKASEC has affiliates in Chicago (Korean American Resource & Cultural Center) and Los Angeles and Orange County (Korean Resource Center)

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Apply for Fall Internship at White House Initiative on Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders Internship Program

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White House Initiative on Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders Internship Program

The White House Initiative on Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders in Washington, D.C. offers full-time internships during the spring, summer, and fall. The Initiative is responsible for the implementation of the President’s Executive Order 13515. Its purpose is to develop, monitor, and coordinate executive branch efforts to improve the quality of life of AAPIs through increased participation in federal programs.

Applicants for intern positions must be undergraduates or graduate students who are enrolled at least half-time. Ideally, the candidate will already be familiar with AAPI issues and have outstanding research, writing, communications, and computer skills. The application deadline is July 29, 2016.

Apply Here

Peter J. Hengel Thai Scholarship Program

Peter J. Hengel Thai Scholarship Program for the 2016-17 academic year.   The eligibility requirements are:

        Males of Thai descent, age 23 or younger

        High school seniors or current postsecondary undergraduates who are

        Planning to enroll in a full-time undergraduate study at an accredited two- or four-year college or university in Minnesota.

This very generous scholarship is intended to provide for 100% of the cost of tuition, fees, books and supplies. The scholarship is renewable up to three years or until a bachelor’s degree is earned, whichever occurs first, as long as the recipient maintains full-time enrollment and satisfactory academic performance. Courses of study that take longer than four years may extend renewal eligibility if funding is available.

Awards are for undergraduate study at a college or university within the Minneapolis/St. Paul metropolitan area.  Please refer to the attached Guideline and Application.Financial Data Instructions HENGEL_app HENGEL_gln

Kandy Davis | Program Manager

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East Japan Railway Company (Internship with paid traveling expenses)

East Japan Railway Company (Internship)
Type of business
Land Transportation
Work Country
Work Location
Tokyo, Japan

Corporate Data

As the largest railway company, the business of the East Japan Railway group is to provide people the transportation system, which has great significance on our customer’s everyday life and necessary for the society and the community. We would like to achieve the social responsibility through our businesses such as maintenance of railway safety and provide stable railway transportation services.

East Japan Railway group have its own principle: “Our aim is to achieve the social responsibility and the sustainable growth of our company as a `Group to make reliable life service`”. Based on this principle, we hope to continue to be the company that can meet the expectations from the society and the trust by stakeholder.

Stock Exchange Listings
Tokyo (First Section)
2-2-2 Yoyogi, Shinjuku-ku, Tokyo, Japan
28.67 billion yen (consolidated)

Job Opportunities

Job Description
East Japan Railway Company (JR East) offers “Internship for Foreigners” to students of university (including graduate school), high-school and vocational school located in and outside of Japan. We look forward to hearing from students who are interested in Japanese railway companies or the business and technologies of JR East, and those who want to put their skills acquired from school into practice.

1. Number of Positions, Internship Period and Location
[Number of Positions] Limited
[Internship Period] Wednesday, July 20 ~ Thursday, July 28 (7 days excluding Saturday and Sunday)
[Location] Tokyo

2. Details
Interns will attend lectures at the first half of period, learning about the company, global vision, and technological innovation. For the other half of period, each intern will choose a specific field of interest and carry out related fieldwork. Interns will also have the opportunity to visit various facilities and sites.

Interns can choose their field of interest from the following list

1. Vehicles
Interns will observe the inspection, reparation and manufacturing processes of the vehicles to learn about their maintenance procedures and operational improvement.

2. Track Maintenance
Interns will participate in the examination of the maintenance procedures which conducts under particular condition of tracks though the inspection of tracks and structures, plans for their reparation, and supervision of construction work.

3. Civil Engineering
Interns will participate in the planning and supervision of construction as part of the whole construction cycle (renovation of terminals, construction of new lines and two-level crossing, etc.).
Interns have the opportunity to visit sites of on-going projects.

4. Construction
Interns will take part in designing, supervising, planning of station buildings.
Interns have the opportunity to visit sites of on-going project.

5. Electricity
Interns will observe the railway signaling system, energy (generation, distribution and transmission of electricity, electric equipment, etc.), telecommunication network and will participate in equipment management, examination of maintenance procedures, construction planning, and construction project design

6. Service Quality Control
Interns will learn how JR satisfies the customers’ demands and improve services through the introduction of supporting multiple languages and receiving feedback from customers and employees.

7. Sales and Tourism Strategy
Interns will learn about planning of sales strategies for the promotion for railway user and tourism businesses.

8. Life-style Service
Interns will learn about planning of business strategies for life-style services (retail sale, shopping center, hotel, and office, etc.) at stations.

9. IT/Suica Strategy
Interns will learn about planning of business strategies that utilizes ICT, credit card and Suica.
*The Suica is a prepaid e-money card for transportation and shopping.

Job Category
Tokyo, Japan
Foreign citizens enrolled in a four-year university, a master’s or doctoral program (including law school), or vocational school and courses.
Language Skills
English business level and above
Internship will be offered to foreign citizens enrolled in a four-year university, a master’s or doctoral program (including law school), or vocational school and courses. English business level and above is required.
Selection Process
[How to Apply]
Please firstly apply through TOP CAREER International(Please click “Apply” button above) and send your “Personal Information Form” to the following email address. If you are interested in more than one field, please write your first and second choices.

Please send the form to

[Application Materials]
Personal Information Form (Photo attached)

You can download “Personal Information Form” HERE

[After You Submit the Form]
After examining and screening the application forms, selected candidate will be invited to several interviews with TOP CAREER on Skype.

Additional Information
[Other Information]
・Interns will not be paid.
・Transportation expenses will be reimbursed by the company.
・A lunch stipend will be provided.
・Accommodations will be provided for those whose commute to the company will be more than 2 hours one-way, and those from abroad.
・Before beginning the internship, the interns will be required to sign the agreement to protect
confidential information.
・Application materials will not be returned.
・Personal information on the application form will be used only for internship selection,
internship preparation, and administrative procedures during the period. After these uses, the
company will be responsible for the disposal of the personal information.


Application Deadline
Wednesday, June 8, 2016
Interview Location

Oversea Taiwanese Youth Volunteer Needed

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This 2016 Summer joining International Consulting Program in Taiwan

National Sun Yat-sen University

International Consulting Program in Taiwan

This summer, National Sun Yat-sen University offers you a chance to understand more of companies in Taiwan! Come and learn about Taiwan culture and get a chance to be part of a consulting team for a leading company in Taiwan!

You can experience an actual consulting process during 2 months! Professional and current consultants will accompany you to deal with the case. Well known and outstanding enterprises will be your client. Moreover, you have an opportunity to stay and work in the company after finishing doing the program.

Other than consulting, we will arrange three trips for you to go around and enjoy the beautiful scenery in Taiwan.

Additionally, we provide Mandarin class for you to improve Chinese ability. A test will be taken first to understand your ability in Chinese. Students will be divided into different levels for training. This will be a huge advantage for a foreign student if they consider working in Asia.

Worrying about your expenses and accommodation? NT$10,000 will be offered as a subsidy for your daily life and plus, you can get familiar with Taiwan culture and lifestyle by staying in a host family.

—Benefits from this Program
-NT$ 10,000 of Subsidiary per Month
-Possibility to Work in Taiwan
-Professional Consulting Experience
-Cultural Trips and Activities
-Mandarin Class