Scholarship Program

NAAAP Philadelphia Future Leaders Scholarship Program

The National Association of Asian American Professionals – Philadelphia (NAAAP Philadelphia) strives to cultivate and develop the leaders of tomorrow. We created this scholarship in 2010 to recognize and reward Asian American students in the Philadelphia region who have demonstrated strong leadership potential. As Asian American becomes the fastest-growing ethnic minority group in the U.S., we firmly believe that leadership and the drive and ability to generate positive social impact will become a critical element for the betterment of our community at large.

We are proud to announce the 2024 scholarship program that benefits graduating high school seniors and current college students who are Asian/Asian American. Several high school and college students will be selected within their respective pools to receive $2,000 in scholarship money, to be used toward tuition, books, and/or living expenses.

About NAAAP Philadelphia:
A non-profit, 501(c)(3), all-volunteer, Pan-Asian American professional organization that promotes the career advancement and leadership development of Asian American professionals across a wide variety of fields and industries. As part of a national organization, NAAAP is the largest and fastest growing Asian American professional organization in the United States and Canada.


  • Scholarship application open: Monday, April 1, 2024
  • Scholarship application deadline: Saturday, May 11, 2024
  • Finalist interviews: Monday, May 20, 2024 – Wednesday, May 29, 2024
  • Winners announcement: June 2, 2024

Applications Should Include the Following


CriteriaCriteria Weight
Leadership Potential30%
Extracurricular Involvement20%
Honors & Awards10%

Eligibility Requirements

– Must be of Asian American or of Asian descent

For high school seniors:

  • High school cumulative GPA 3.0 or higher
  • Must currently attend a GREATER PHILADELPHIA* high school
  • Note: Students are eligible even if they plan to attend a college outside of the Greater Philadelphia area. Students need to be currently attending a high school in one of the counties designated above.

For college students:

  • Cumulative GPA 3.0 or higher.
  • Must be currently attending a GREATER PHILADELPHIA* accredited college or university (undergraduate only) and not graduating in 2024.

*GREATER PHILADELPHIA includes the following counties (please contact us if you need further clarification):

Pennsylvania: Philadelphia, Montgomery, Chester, Delaware, and Bucks
Southern New Jersey: Camden, Gloucester,and Burlington
Delaware: New Castle County

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