Foundation 649 is a 501c3 that discovers and empowers young, talented Asian Americans who are actively shaping our cultural and social identity.
2021 Asian American Scholarship
The Foundation 649 Scholarship is a one-time grant of $2,000 that can be applied to college tuition. The aim of our scholarship is to promote and share Asian American culture and stories from students across the country.
Five winners will be selected
Each winner will receive a one-time award of $2,000 USD
Application deadline is April 1, 2021
10 entrants will be selected as finalists for two video call interviews by May 15, 2021
Winners are announced by June 15, 2021
Be a degree-seeking, full-time student enrolling in a U.S. accredited university in Fall 2021 as a Freshman
One or both parents immigrated to the US from East or South-East Asia
Have demonstrated financial need for the scholarship
Have a track record of involvement and interest in Asian American communities, issues, or causes
Be a US citizen, resident or foreign national
The application consists of a questionnaire and a short essay (1000 word maximum). Alternate media will also be accepted in place of the essay if the applicant chooses (e.g. film, photography, etc.). If you are selected as a winner, with your permission, we plan to share your submission with our audiences.