Higher Education Summit

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 and Pacific Islander American (APIA) community.

Over 500 participants attended our inaugural Summit: ELEVATE on September 29-30 at the Ronald Reagan Building and International Trade Center in Washington, DC to "Empower Leader Engagement, Vision, and Advancement Through Education." Students, professionals, campuses, leaders, and community supporters gathered to celebrate the 10th anniversary of the creation of the Asian American and Native American Pacific Islander-serving Institutions (AANAPISI) designation, highlight the successes of AANAPISIs and ongoing challenges, and shared best practices for supporting and empowering the next generation of leaders.

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

2016 Higher Education Summit
2015 Higher Education Summit
2014 Higher Education Summit
2013 Higher Education Summit
2012 Higher Education Summit
2011 Higher Education Summit
2010 Higher Education Summit