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.

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