Japanese American Citizens League (JACL)
The award amount varies annually. All awards are non-renewable.
The number of awards offered varies annually.
This scholarship was established in memory of pianist Aiko Hiratsuka. Professional artists are not eligible to apply. Although the application has an option to select the scholarship category as either creative or performing arts, only performing arts applicants are eligible to apply for this award. Please note: Every applicant must be an active national JACL member at either an individual or student/youth level. Membership information is available online at jacl.org/member/. The fee for student/youth membership is $25, and the fee for regular/individual membership is $60. Successful applicants who applied for multiple scholarships will receive whichever scholarship carries a higher amount. Applicants are judged on the basis of their JACL involvement, scholastic achievement, extracurricular activities, community involvement, personal statement, and letter of recommendation. Scholarship recipients will be selected and notified in August. Past recipients of JACL National Scholarships or awards are limited to a total of two national awards.
Applications are available online from the Japanese American Citizens League (JACL) website. The student should use the Creative & Performing Arts Application for this scholarship. Please note: The ... sign up for full scholarship deadline information.