JACL Undergraduate Scholarships Program

Application Information

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Amount Awarded


Application Deadline

April 02

Awarded By

Japanese American Citizens League (JACL)

Award Amount

The award amount varies annually. All awards are non-renewable.


The number of awards offered varies annually.

Additional Information

The following named scholarships are included in this program: the Kyutaro & Yasuo Abiko Memorial Scholarship (preference to students studying journalism or agriculture); the Alice Yuriko Endo Memorial Scholarship (preference to students residing in the Eastern District Council and/or who have an interest in public and social service); the Kenji Kajiwara Memorial Scholarship; the Saburo Kido Memorial Scholarship; the Henry & Chiyo Kuwahara Scholarship; the Shigeru "Shig" Nakahira Memorial Scholarship; the Dr. Thomas T. Yatabe Memorial Scholarship. 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.

Deadline Info

Applications are available online from the Japanese American Citizens League (JACL) website. The student should use the General Application for this scholarship. Please note: The student need submit ... sign up for full scholarship deadline information.

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