Investing in the Future of Our Community.

Since 2001, the Hope Scholarship Foundation and its predecessor organization have distributed more than $1.6 million in scholarships to assist college-bound high school seniors who have demonstrated strong academic performance, leadership capabilities and financial need. In addition to scholarship opportunities for deserving students, we work with community organizations to help students and families navigate through the complex process of applying for and obtaining information about college and financial aid.

In order to expand our efforts in reaching out to students who need the most help, Bank of Hope will be working with the nation's largest non-profit organization devoted to providing college scholarships for Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders, the Asian & Pacific Islander American Scholars (APIA Scholars). Through this partnership, Bank of Hope provides a bridge to higher education to local communities, as students can not only benefit from Bank of Hope's Scholarship, but also from various scholarships offered through the APIA Scholars Programs.


2019 Bank of Hope Scholarship Program

The scholarship will be awarded to a select number of Asian and Pacific Islander American students who demonstrate financial need. All applications and qualifications must be submitted and met by 01/10/2019 at 5:00 PM (EST).

Scholarship Program Details
Award Amount $2,500 per student
Deadline Thursday, January 10, 2019, 5:00 PM (EST)
How to Apply Please apply online through APIA Scholarship Program
Requirements Requirements in addition to the APIA Scholarship minimum eligibility (See APIA Scholarship Program page for details):
  • Must be a citizen, national or legal permanent resident of the United States. Citizens of the Freely Associated States may apply.
  • Can be enrolled in either a 4-year institution or 2-year institution as an incoming freshman
  • Must have a minimum cumulative GPA of 3.0 on a 4.0 scale or have earned a GED.
  • Must apply for federal financial aid using the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA).
  • Must demonstrate financial need and qualify based on income restrictions and limitations.
Must be a Resident of Following Counties California Alameda County, Los Angeles County, Orange County, San Bernardino County, Santa Clara County, San Diego County
New York Nassau County, New York County, Queens County
New Jersey Bergen County, Middlesex County
Virginia Fairfax County
Illinois Cook County, DuPage County
Washington King County, Pierce County, Snohomish County
Alabama Montgomery County
Georgia Troup County
Texas Dallas County, Tarrant County, Harris County


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