Asian, Pacific Islander, Desi American Heritage Month

APIDA *Asian, Pacific Islander, DESI American* Heritage Month

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Resources for teaching STEM students

When is it?

The month of May

What is it?

Asian American and Pacific Islander Heritage Month is a period for the duration of the month of May for recognizing the contributions and influence of Asian Americans and Pacific Islander Americans to the history, culture, and achievements of the United States.

STEM Role Models:







  • includes a lengthy list of Asian/Pacific Islander Scholarships
  • Accredited Schools Online includes a page called Scholarships for Asian-Pacific Islander College Students
  • Asian Pacific Fund is a community foundation that provides a list of scholarships with The Banatao Family Filipino American Education Fund and the Chevron Filipino Employee Network Scholarship especially for those interested in STEM fields
  • ACS Scholars Program for minority students who want to enter the fields of chemistry or chemistry-related fields
  • NASA National Scholarship Programs: Scholarship opportunity that focuses on underserved students in the Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math disciplines at the undergraduate level that provides a scholarship and internship at NASA Center or NASA Headquarters.



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