Asian Women in Business Scholarship 

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AWIB scholarship is funded by the Asian Women in Business organization which was established with the aim to provide assistance to women entrepreneurs of Asian origin. Over the years AWIB has expanded its area of work to identify the loopholes affecting the professional development of Asians who are residents of the USA. AWIB also promotes women and other minorities to climb the corporate ladder by taking up leadership positions. To encourage exceptional women of Asian origin with a proven successful track record, AWIB provides AWIB scholarships which can help Asian women to pursue their dreams without any financial obstacles.

Scholarship NameAWIB (Asian Women in Business) Scholarship 
Education eligibility Candidate must be enrolled in a 4-year UG degree from one of the institutions in the USA. 
Nationality The Asian women living in the USA 
Amount awarded under AWIB Scholarship $2500 will be awarded to each winner and other applicants might also be considered for an additional $2500 award.
GPA required3.0 out of 4.0 
Official Website http://www.awib.org
Deadline October 
Application ModeOnline 
Communication AddressAsian Women in Business 42, Broadway, Suite 1748, New York, NY-10004

Also Read: Tips on writing a strong scholarship application 

About AWIB Scholarship 

AWIB scholarship is provided to women of Asia or Pacific Island origin who are permanent residents or citizens of the USA. 

With the main aim of helping Asian women entrepreneurs, the non-profit and tax exempted-  Asian Women In Business (AWIB) was established in 1995. In order to help bright Asian American women to pursue their dreams without any financial obstacles, the AWIB scholarship fund was formulated in 2006. It is awarded annually to the students who have shown the ability to take up leadership positions in the future. The funds for the AWIB scholarship are generated through corporate or individual donors. As per IRS Section 501 (c) (3), donations for the AWIB scholarship fund will be exempted from the tax. 

Award Details 

The AWIB scholarship is awarded to students for undergraduate programs at universities in the USA. Each applicant selected for this scholarship will be awarded an amount of $2500. In addition to this applicants can also be given an additional $2500 (total $5,000), ie if the candidate belongs to the low-income group. The extra amount will only be awarded if the candidate is able to prove the financial need by submitting a copy of the most recent FAFSA form. 

The amount rewarded under the AWIB scholarship should only be used to pay education and tuition fee-related expenses by the candidate. 

Also Read: How to apply for FAFSA scholarship 

Application Process

To apply for the AWIB scholarship students need to fill out the application form that will be available at http://www.awib.org. Students are advised to fill out the application form carefully in order to avoid any mistakes. Candidates need to fill out the text-enabled pdf application form as AWIB does not accept handwritten application forms. Following are some of the important points that students should keep in mind while filling out the application form:

  1. Students should refrain from using any sort of short forms or acronyms.
  2. While stating the leadership or volunteering experience for any college organisation students need to attach 
  3. Marksheet or transcript of marks; the candidates shortlisted will be asked to provide the official transcript of marks.
  4. Applicants have to submit two essays. The demo essay is available on the last page of the application.
  5. A candidate should submit at least 1 and not more than 6 letters of recommendation
  6. The LORs should not be from the candidate’s friends, classmates or family members. LOR from college professors, employers, deans, supervisors etc. 
  7. Don’t forget to mention correct contact information for references. 

After preparing all the documents and filling out the information students have to mail the application to the following address:

Asian Women In Business,

42 Broadway, Suite 1748

New York, NY 10004


In order to be eligible for the AWIB scholarship for candidates must be female of Asia or Pacific Island origin ( which include countries – Vietnam, Thailand, Taiwan, Sri Lanka, Pakistan, Philippines, Bangladesh, Bhutan, India, Indonesia, Japan, Cambodia, Korea, China, Laos, Malaysia, Myanmar, Mongolia, Nepal, and  Singapore).

Candidates also need to meet the following prerequisites in order to be eligible for the AWIB scholarship:

  1. The candidate must be a US citizen or a permanent resident of the USA.
  2. Applicant should have been previously either in a leadership position for community work or should have previous entrepreneurial experience.
  3. Should be enrolled in a full-time 4-year UG program in one of the USA universities at the time of the application.
  4. The AWIB scholarship is meant for students who are already enrolled in college. Also, the candidate should have completed at least 1 semester at the college.
  5. The applicant must have a minimum of a 3.0 GPA (out of 4.0).
  6. The shortlisted candidates also need to provide an official transcript of marks. 

Selection Procedure 

When the candidates are shortlisted, the information provided by them is also verified by the authorities. The references provided by the applicants should not be from family members or friends. Good LORs are from employers, supervisors or college professors. Also, the candidate should refrain from providing any incorrect information as doing this may lead to disqualification. 

After verification, AWIB may also take interviews with the selected candidates. The result of the AWIB scholarship will be available on the official website of AWIB. 

Also Read: Scholarships for Undergraduates in the USA


Q1. How can I get a free scholarship in India? 

Ans. By applying to the following scholarships in India one can get financial assistance to pursue further studies without any obstacles-

Indian School of Business (ISB) International Scholarships.
Raman Charpak Fellowship Program.
DBT-JRF fellowship.
Swarna Jayanti Research Fellowships In Science And Technology.
19 Charles Wallace India Trust Long-Term Award In UK

Q2. Which private scholarship is best?

Ans. Following are some of the best private undergraduate scholarships for both the National and International levels:
Raman Kant Munjal Scholarship.
Sitaram Jindal Foundation Scholarship Scheme.
CLP India Scholarship Scheme.
The Anant Fellowship
NIU Scholarship cum Admission Test (NSAT)

Q3. What is Cornell University Tata Scholarship?

Ans. To ensure that students don’t face financial hurdles while pursuing their studies Tata Scholarship Fund provides financial assistance to around 20 bright students wanting to pursue their higher education at Cornell University

Are there scholarships for Asian students?

The prestigious Gates Millenium Scholarship Program is a large dollar scholarship that offers grants to students of Asia/Pacific origin and other minority students. Another organisation – the Asian and Pacific Islander American Scholarship Foundation also offer many scholarships to students from Asia and Pacific origin. 

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