The TOFA Scholars Program supports Pacific Islander students in higher education by awarding scholarships to incoming or current college students of API heritage in Northern California.
TOFA and its community partners will award a number of scholarships to selected students attending college during the current academic school year. The scholarships awarded are based on the availability of funds.
Please see Scholarships for more information about applying and for other scholarships available to API students.
The Asian American and Native American Pacific Islander-Serving Institution (AANAPISI) Scholarship Program is a collaboration with AANAPISIs and the communities they serve to provide scholarships, expand institutional capacity, and mobilize local resources to help foster economic development. The AANAPISI Scholarship is available annually to students attending APIA Scholars AANAPISI partner campuses listed below.
The APIA Scholarship is our largest scholarship program, open to AANHPI undergraduate students attending any U.S. accredited university or college. Scholarship amounts range from $2,500 one-year awards to $20,000 multi-year awards. APIA Scholars has a special focus on supporting AANHPI students who live at or below the poverty line; are in the first generation of their family to attend college; are representative of the APIA community’s diversity, (geographically and ethnically}, especially those ethnicities that have been underrepresented on college campuses due to limited access and opportunity. Strong applicants would also have an emphasis on community service and leadership.
The Gates Millennium Scholars (GMS) Program, funded by a grant from the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, was established in 1999 to provide outstanding low-income African American, American Indian/Alaska Native, Asian Pacific Islander American, and Hispanic American students with an opportunity to complete an undergraduate college education in any discipline they choose. Continuing Gates Millennium Scholars may request funding for a graduate degree program in one of the following discipline areas: computer science, education, engineering, library science, mathematics, public health or science. The goal of GMS is to promote academic excellence by providing thousands of outstanding students, who have significant financial need, the opportunity to reach their full potential.
The Asian Pacific State Employees Association Foundation was founded in 1999 by a small but visionary group of Asian Pacific state government and legislative staff who felt a need to support the educational and career development of state government workers in addition to helping students pursuing a college education.
The mission of the Ka'ōnohi Foundation as a non-profit 501(c)(3) is to demonstrate, embody and perpetuate the culture of Hawai'i for the present and future generations and to promote scholastic and cultural education for all who volunteer at the Sacramento Aloha Festival.