Asian Women in Business (AWIB) Scholarship
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Asian Women in Business (AWIB) Scholarship

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Areas of Study :
Business Studies
Level :
Under Graduate Scholarship
Scholarship Funded by :
Asian Women In Business (AWIB)
Provided to :

Female of Asian or Pacific Islander ancestry or Pacific Islander ancestry and a U.S. citizen or permanent resident.

Asian Women In Business (AWIB), founded in 1995, 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 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 minorities and women as business owners and as leaders in the corporate structure. AWIB encourages and promotes exceptional Asian female students who have demonstrated scholarship, leadership, community service and/ or entrepreneurship. For this they provide a scholarship, termed as Asian Women In Business Scholarship.

The Asian Women In Business Scholarship Fund, established in 2006, awards scholarships to students who have the attributes to be our next generation of leaders. AWIB Scholarships will be awarded annually, subject to the availability of funds. Funding is dependent on the generosity of individual and corporate donors. Donations to the Fund are fully tax-deductible under IRS Section 501(c)(3).  

Value of the Award: 

The scholarship is offered for the courses offered by the US institutions at undergraduate level.

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. This Additional $2,500 will be awarded to applicants who can demonstrate a financial need, by submitting a copy of the most current FAFSA form. 

Awards are expected to be applied towards tuition and other education-related expenses

Eligibility Criteria :

Candidates for the AWIB scholarship must be female 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, and Vietnam) or Pacific Islander ancestry and a U.S. citizen or permanent resident.

To be considered for AWIB Scholarship, the candidates must also fulfill the following criterias :

What qualifies as

Entrepreneurial Achievement : Starting a business qualifies as entrepreneurial. However, the applicant must have this business at least one year, it should generate revenues and it must be profitable.  If it is a non-profit, the applicant must provide proof of what your organization has accomplished. Please note that you do not need to have an entrepreneurial background to qualify for this scholarship.  

Community Experience : Community experience is voluntary work which clearly provides benefit to groups of people. It can also be an internship with a non-profit organization where you help fulfill the mission of the group. Working in a for-profit enterprise is not considered community experience even if it is located in a community or local area.

Leadership Demonstration : AWIB is looking for students who are making a difference, who are leading others to do the same, and who are passionate and committed to a cause over a period of time. Volunteering a few days for a community service project is laudable but would not be sufficient proof of leadership for this scholarship.
Examples of leadership include:
(a) holding a position of authority in a voluntary activity; 
(b) leading an effort to organize students on campus and/or raising money for a good cause; 
(c) founding or leading an organization to help inner city youth; providing programs on envirnomental issues; implementing services to the community or leading activities/programs that have a positive impact; 
(d) working at a non-profit organization during the school year or summers and responsible for leading a group of volunteers, raising funds or managing a significant project. 

How to apply

The application form for AWIB Scholarship will be available in the website Read the FAQ before filling out the application. Type and fill out the text-enabled pdf application. Handwritten applications will NOT be accepted.

AWIB will accept only mailed applications. The application and accompanying materials must be mail to :

Asian Women In Business,
42 Broadway, Suite 1748.
New York, NY 10004

It is advisable for the applicant to opt for a delivery confirmation service such as Priority Mail with the US Postal Service when you mail your application to AWIB. Your package will not be returned to you so please make a copy for your records.

Selection Procedure

At the semi-final stage of the review process, AWIB will be verifying references provided by applicants under the appropriate application sections (community service, leadership experience, work experience and entrepreneurial endeavor). It is the responsibility of applicants to provide with correct and current contact information. References from family members are not acceptable. References from other students will not be sufficient to prove leadership. The use of service or experience in an organization run by a family member may result in disqualification unless full disclosure is made and reliable and independent verification is provided. The best references are employers, supervisors, professors, deans, etc.

AWIB, at its discretion, may conduct interviews with semi-finalists and finalists.  The names of scholarship winners will be posted on the website.

Contact Details

Asian Women In Business
42 Broadway, Suite 1748
New York, NY 10004
Phone: 212-868-1368
Fax: 877-686-6870
E-mail : Contact I , Contact II
website :

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