Scholarship Opportunities


Do you know a U.S. high school senior or undergraduate student who is an international adoptee?

Also-Known-As has established a scholarship program to acknowledge and celebrate the accomplishments of young dynamic adoptees attending college. The Also-Known-As Adoptee Excellence Scholarship is a $1,000 scholarship for an outstanding graduating high school senior or undergraduate student who was adopted to the United States from another country.

Application deadline: April 15, 2019.

For application materials, visit or send any questions to the Scholarship Committee at [email protected].

ASIA Families

ASIA Families is honored to partner with Chris Poirier, a Korea Bridge Tour participant and Camp Rice volunteer, to establish an annual college scholarship for adoptees in memory of Chris’s brother, Walter Jonathan Poirier.

In recent years, Chris has become active as a volunteer and voice in the Korean adoption community. In doing so, he has discovered a powerful way to make a difference in the lives of children and adults adopted from Korea as well as their families. He views the establishment of this scholarship as the next step in supporting adoptees and bringing a sense of peace to his family.

To learn more about the Walter Jonathan Poirier Endowment Scholarship, visit ASIA Families.