A new study out has found that educationally disadvantaged Asian American and Pacific Islander students are more likely to get their associate’s degree if they participate in federally funded intervention programs (photo shows Rep Nancy Pelosi awarding degree to student at City College of San Francisco in 2011).
Diverse Education reports these students are able to attain their degree faster and are more likelier than others to go on to a four year college.
The federal government awards special grants for these programs to two year colleges with at least 10 percent of the students are AAPI and 50 percent are low income.
The federal Asian American and Native American Pacific Islander-Serving Institution (AANAPISI) grants have been awarded since 2008.
“The funding that is used to run AANAPISI programs is making a measurable difference,” said Neil Horikoshi, executive director of the Asian & Pacific Islander American Scholarship Fund. “The report demonstrates that AANAPISI funding is successfully changing the outcomes for some of the nation’s most underserved students and should support the case for continued investments in AANAPISIs.”
You can read about how this money is being used and the subsequent results in Diverse Education.