Higher Education Summit Series

As a part of the APIASF Higher Education Summit series, the Asian & Pacific Islander American Scholarship Fund hosts an annual event every June at the Ronald Reagan Building and International Trade Center in Washington, DC. This forum brings together a group of multicultural political leaders, higher education researchers and administrators, representatives from the private and government sectors, community organizations, foundations, and students, to generate an active dialogue on the most significant issues impacting the Asian American and Pacific Islander (AAPI) community.

2015 Higher Education Summit Update

On June 23, 2015, the Asian & Pacific Islander American Scholarship Fund (APIASF) will host its annual Higher Education Summit around the theme, Ensuring AAPI Student Success: Prospering in America's Future Workforce, at the Ronald Reagan Building and International Trade Center in Washington, D.C. Organized into a series of presentations, panels, and breakout sessions, the 2015 APIASF Higher Education Summit will highlight the important role that institutions play in developing Asian American & Pacific Islander (AAPI) students into graduates who are poised to prosper in today's economy. These students are a part of the fastest growing racial groups in the country and will become critical contributors to the nation's workforce and central to America's economic development.

The 2015 APIASF Higher Education Summit Objectives are:

  • Strengthening existing collaborations and developing partnerships to accelerate student access and success in higher education and workforce development
  • Sharing scalable best practices and successful initiatives to advance institutional capacity
  • Highlighting new research and data to mobilize resources
  • Creating evidence-based recommendations to strengthen students, families and communities

We are currently working on a separate site (summit.apiasf.org) for all the information you need to know. Stay tuned!

2015 Call for Proposals — Open Now

During the event, participants will have the opportunity to choose from a variety of sessions focused on addressing college access and completion gaps, and identifying areas of opportunity and impact to boost leadership and skill development for AAPI students. Currently, APIASF is seeking proposals for concurrent sessions framed around the following topics:

  • Policy, program, or practice accelerating AAPI student access and success in higher education and workforce development
  • Mobilizing communities and resources, including students and key stakeholders, to support leadership and skill development for AAPI students
  • Advancing institutional capacity through strategic collaboration and resource sharing

We invite you to submit a proposal to present at the 2015 APIASF Higher Education Summit. Also, please forward this opportunity widely to your colleagues, partners and community leaders.

ALL PROPOSALS ARE DUE WEDNESDAY, APRIL 8.

2015 Sponsorship Opportunities

There are several sponsorship opportunities available for your company, foundation, or organization to support and strengthen Asian American and Pacific Islander communities that will ultimately lead to a more vibrant nation.

Please contact Gayle Yamada, VP, Development & External Relations, at gyamada@apiasf.org.

 


2012 Higher Education Summit

Highlights of the event include presentations of and information regarding emerging research by the National Commission on Asian American and Pacific Islander Research in Education (CARE), panels focused on higher education for AAPI students, networking opportunities, and a special reception to recognize the work of initiative leaders in the AAPI community. The Higher Education Summit had become an integral part of APIASF's efforts to help increase access to higher education and the overall academic success of both AAPI and other minority students. This annual event to highlights the unique educational experiences of AAPI students and their needs as a community – which should be part of all policy dialogues in national education agenda-making toward a more inclusive and educated nation.

To see highlights from past events please click on the links below.

2014 Higher Education Summit
2013 Higher Education Summit
2012 Higher Education Summit
2011 Higher Education Summit
2010 Higher Education Summit