Call for Volunteer Scholarship Readers: APIASF Scholarship Program

The Asian & Pacific Islander American Scholarship Fund (APIASF) is seeking volunteers to serve as readers for the APIASF Scholarship Program. Readers assist in the review and evaluation of scholarship applications submitted for the 2012-2013 academic year.

The scholarship review process will take place between now and March 2012. Readers will have access to a secure website to review scholarship applications. APIASF received over 7,800 scholarship applications this year.  To ensure that there are enough readers to evaluate all applications, readers are asked to commit to evaluate a minimum of 40 applications. Each application takes approximately 10-15 minutes to review.

New volunteers are required to review a training webinar. The training will cover basic information related to education in the Asian American, Native Hawaiian and Pacific Islander communities and provide an overview of the review and scoring process.

All readers must have an undergraduate college diploma.

If you are interested in volunteering as a reader for the APIASF Scholarship Program, please complete the new reader registration form online at

For more information, please email Devita Bishundat at or call (202)747-7235.


The Asian & Pacific Islander American Scholarship Fund (APIASF) is the nation’s largest 501c(3) non-profit organization that provides scholarships to Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders (AAPIs) with financial need. Based in Washington, DC, APIASF was formed in 2003.  APIASF strives to see that all AAPIs have access to higher education and resources that cultivate their academic, personal and professional success regardless of their ethnicity, national origin or financial means.

During the 2011 – 2012 scholarship cycle, APIASF awarded more than $1.2 million to over 500 students in 43 states and students in the Northern Mariana Islands, the Federated States of Micronesia and American Samoa. For more information, please visit