Financial Support for Student Organizations


Asian American, Native American and Pacific Islander (AANAPI) Student Success Center & Development (ASCEND) Program

AANAPISI Site: California State University, Long Beach (CSULB)

U.S. Department of Education – AANAPISI Grant Part A

Opened until all grants awarded.

To apply, please complete the ASCEND Support Funding for Student Organizations application

The 2022-2023 ASCEND support funding for student organizations application is currently open until fund is completely granted. The ASCEND program offers funding to support student organizations for increasing awareness of equity, diversity, and inclusion (ED&I) and outreach to enhance sense of belonging on campus. Student team-based academic competitions are also applied to improve effort-based learning and attention in a culturally diverse working environment. A total of 6 ASCEND support funding for student organizations are available for qualified student chapters during this 2022-2023 cycle. 



     CSULB student organizations registered with Association Students, Inc., CSU, Long Beach.


How to apply:

  1. Complete the online ASCEND support funding for student organizations application (ASCEND Support Funding for Student Organizations application). 
  2. 1-2 pages narratives of a proposed outreach events or details of student team-based competition. Please, include 
    o   student chapter information such as missions, functions, activities, and previous and current members. 
    o   full details of proposed activity as well as event name, date, time, location. Objectives or goals of the planned activities. The chapter has hosted in this activity before, or this is a new activity? 
    o   nature of anticipating attendees such as K-12 students, CSULB students, for examples. How many tentative numbers of attendees?

  3. Student organization advisor information. ASCEND team will contact the advisor for a letter of support for the proposed activities. 
  4. Budget justification. (Check budget justification template)
  5. Impact statement of ASCEND support funding for student organizations toward ASCEND-AANAPISI program’s missions. This statement should include:
    • Describe the student organization's needs for ASCEND funding and how the fund supports Asian American, Native American, Pacific Islander campus populations (200 words maximum). 
    • How would your planned activities contribute towards the sense of belonging at CSULB for Asian American, Native American and Pacific Islander (AANAPI) students? (200 words maximum).
    • What's the potential of your planned activities promoting social justice toward Asian American, Native American, and Pacific Islander (AANAPI) students on campus (200 words maximum). 


Review Criteria:

  1. Support needs justification.
  2. Potential to advance ASCEND-AANAPISI missions, and impact toward AANAPI students.
  3. Ability to achieve and complete their proposed activities.
  4. Quality of application package 


Award Requirements:

     Once the research support is disbursed, ASCEND selected student organization 

  1. must complete their activity during spring 2023 and summer 2023.
  2. submit a summary of the outreach, workshop, or student competition within one month after the event is completed.
  3. must complete annual ASCEND evaluation and survey forms.
  4. must agree to be included in the ASCEND email list and ASCEND Discord Server.

Questions? For more information, please visit our ASCEND: AANAPISI website. If you have questions about the ASCEND scholarship applications, please feel free to contact us at 


The ASCEND program eliminates barriers, gender, race, national origin, color, disability, or age and assures equitable access to, and participation in the program.