- Renewable: Unknown
- Number of Awards: 1
- Award Amount: $5,000
- Website: http://www.jacl.org
- Phone: 415-921-5225
- Fax: 415-931-4671
- Email: email@example.com
- Address: 1765 Sutter Street San Francisco, CA 94115
The Japanese American Citizens League is there to protect the civil and human rights of Asian and Pacific Islander Americans, so its aim is to promote and preserve the heritage and legacy of the Japanese American Community.
They are helping students achieve their educational dreams with the National Scholarship and Awards Program since 1946 and one of the scholarships available is the Aiko Susanna Tashiro Hiratsuka Memorial Scholarship.
The scholarship award is $5000 annually and the lucky winner is known in August.
Just as for any other scholarship, there are eligibility criteria to be met so as to be accepted as a possible recipient.
For this scholarship, it is important to know that every applicant must be an active National JACL member and you can easily become one being that the JACL membership is open to everyone of any ethnic background.
Furthermore, applicants need to hold an Individual or Student/Youth Membership due to the fact that a Couple/Family membership by a parent will not meet this requirement.
Also, applicants must be planning to attend full time at a college, university, trade school, business school, or any other institution of higher learning within the United States at the undergraduate or graduate school level.
Applicants who are entering freshman must be high school seniors.
You should know that Creative & Performing Arts applicants cannot be professional artists while the past recipients of JACL National scholarships are limited to a total of two awards.
How to Apply
If you find yourself eligible for this scholarship, you are supposed to gather and submit all the application materials and submit only one application.
That way you will be qualified for all awards listed in that same category.
The supporting documents required to complete a JACL Scholarship Application are JACL Membership; Personal Statement, Letter of Recommendation, Official Transcripts including SAT and/or ACT test score verification, Work Experience and JACL and Community Involvement.
The application process starts in November when the applications are available through National JACL Headquarters & the JACL website.
The deadline is March 1st so make sure that your application is postmarked no later than this date, and mailed to the local JACL chapter to which the applicant belongs.
A complete application includes 3 copies and supporting documents.
The incomplete application will not be considered.