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Thank you for your incredible enthusiasm for McDonald’s APA Next Summit!
We're excited to share that we've transformed this event into a fully digital experience to enhance accessibility for everyone.

Though we won't be meeting in person, our aim is to connect with as many individuals and students as possible through the virtual content, accessible at Simply enter your email address below to stay updated on live content releases!

Meet the

Anna Cathcart

Anna Cathcart

Actress & Student

Star of the Netflix hit show XO, Kitty, a role she originated in the To All the Boys I’ve Loved Before trilogy. In addition to her successful acting career, Anna is currently majoring in Sociology and Creative Writing at the University of British Columbia.


Poorna Jagannathan

Actress & Producer

Most recently seen in Netflix’s smash hit Never Have I Ever, she’s also known for playing Riz Ahmed’s mother in the Emmy Award-winning series The Night Of. Her legacy continues as she is slated to star in Hulu’s new comedy, Deli Boys.

Poorna Jagannathan

Panel Topics

College Applications

College Applications

Demystifying the College Application Journey with Bryan Jue

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Student Finances

Vincent Chan Offers A Student’s Guide to Financial Wellness

APA scholars chat

APIA Scholars Chat

Wisdom for the Next Generation, featuring 2023 scholarship awardees Aye Win, Becca Kaelin & James Yang

Mind Matters

Mind Matters

Strengthening Mental Health and Tapping Into Your True Passion with Jason Y. Lee

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McDonald’s Education Program for Asian American, Native Hawaiian and Pacific Islander students and their support systems

The program has evolved to include a scholarship in partnership with APIA Scholars and the free APA Next Summit featuring expert panelists, students and moderators. The 2023 APA Next Summit is scheduled for November 2023 and will be available for replay in December. When it comes to the scholarship, there were 95 students awarded single or multi-year assistance for the 2023-2024 school year and applications for 2024-2025 are open until January 9, 2024 at 5 pm EST through APIA Scholars.

Come check out what McDonald’s APA Next program has to offer—and decide what’s next for you.