Going to college in the United States is actually fairly easy to accomplish. There are an abundance of grants, scholarships, and financial help available to any person with any history or background. There are lots of organizations in America that sponsor these grants, scholarships and offer financial help for Asian American students because they want to see them excel in whatever it is they want to learn and do with the rest of their lives.
One organization called Asian American Giving sponsors the Chang-Lin Tien Education Leadership Awards two Asian American students who execute motivation and determination to succeed. Each recipient receives an unrestricted grant of ten thousand dollars. These awards support Asian Americans advancing to great heights in colleges and universities all over the United States. Chang-Lin Tien was the first Asian American to lead the major research-based University of California at Berkely from 1990 to 1997. Contributors and supporters of the grant fund were people from the community and companies that were touched by Chang-Lin Tien, and wanted to honor him and his work through the grants and financial help to students who have worked hard to get where they are.
There is also the Asian American Journalists Association that offers three different grants. One is an Internship grant for Broadcast that gives about two thousand dollars to a singular qualified student to cover the financial struggle of living on or off campus for a person working as an intern for a radio or television broadcast. A few grants are given out by the Asian American Journalist Association/Chicago Tribune Print and New Media Internship Grants for about fifteen hundred dollars to those working for a news organization, and also covers the financial struggle of living on or off campus, such as food, transportation, and things of the like. Lastly for this organization, three people that intern for a broadcasting station or a smaller newspaper get awarded the Stanford Chen Internship Grant, where one is reserved for a resident of the Pacific Northwest.
Another organization is the Asian Cultural Council, which offers grant and financial assistance in the field of visual or performing arts for the use of conducting research, specialized training, as well as other areas. Students from Asia itself are also welcome to apply for this financial assistance. This is a very selective grant based on a letter requesting for the assistance. The Urban Artist Initiative of New York City allows New York City students of color, including Asian descent, to apply for grants and financial assistance that range from two hundred and fifty dollars to twenty five hundred dollars. This grant is available for those in the performing, visual, and literary arts.
One last program for financial assistance is the Southeast Asian Studies Regional Exchange Program the offers grants from a Language Training Grant which gives an opportunity to study a Southeast Asian language other than their own to students pursuing a Master's or doctoral degree that wants to study in a Southeast Asian country other than where they originated from.
With all of these resources, there is always financial assistance opportunities for any Asian American student to pursue their dreams.