Underrepresented Student Scholarships

Japanese American Citizens League

Award Amount Deadline Website/Phone/Mailing Address
Ranges from $1,000-$5,000

March 1, 2012 (entering freshman deadline)

April 1, 2012 (all other applications excluding entering freshman)


Patty Wada



Eligibility Requirements:

  1. Every applicant must be an active National JACL member. JACL Membership is open to everyone of any ethnic background. All who meet eligibility criteria are welcomed and encouraged to apply. Note: applicants need to hold an Individual or  Student/Youth Membership (Couple/Family membership by a parent will not meet this requirement). You may join/renew online here: http://jacl.org/member/index.php
  2. 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 in the fall of 2012.  Students deferring enrollment will not qualify for the 2011 scholarship program.
  3. Applicants may apply under only 1 scholarship category. 
  4. Entering Freshman applicants must be high school seniors.  Creative & Performing Arts applicants cannot be professional artists. 
  5. Past recipients of JACL scholarships or awards are limited to a total of two awards.

How to Apply:
Freshman application

General application

Creative & Performing Arts application