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University of Illinois Asian American Alumni Network (UIAAAN) Scholarship

UIAAAN strongly believes in investing in our future leaders and is pleased to offer scholarships to outstanding students at the University of Illinois.  Selected students who have demonstrated dedication and commitment to the Asian and Asian American community will receive $500 scholarships for Fall 2016.  The UIAAAN Scholarship recipients will be honored at the Asian American Cultural Center’s Annual Leadership Awards Ceremony on Monday, April 26, 2016 at 7pm in the Alice Campbell Alumni Center. 


  • Domestic or international undergraduate student enrolled during the spring 2015 semester at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
  • Continued enrollment as an undergraduate or graduate/professional student during the fall 2016 semester at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
  • UI cumulative GPA of 3.0 or higher
  • Completed one or more courses related to Asian and Asian American experiences, culture, and/or language  
  • Demonstrate leadership in the Asian and Asian American community through campus and student organizations

Applicant essay question: In 300 words or less, please describe how you have made an impact in the Asian/Asian American community.

How to apply:  All applicants must submit a resume, an unofficial UI transcript, contact information for one reference and the essay response.  Applications must be submitted as one single pdf file to by 5pm, Monday, March 14, 2016.  Recipients will be notified by Friday, April 8, 2016.

*Any questions can be directed to Kenny Importante –

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