JACL announces 2013 scholarship program

The Japanese American Citizens League (JACL) announced the details of its 2013 scholarship program earlier in December. The JACL annually offers approximately 30 college scholarships for students who are incoming college freshmen, undergraduates, and graduates, and those specializing in law or the creative/performing arts. There is also a scholarship for those in need of financial aid in this time of rising tuition costs.

Making its debut in 2013 is the newly-created Meiji Gakuin University-JACL Scholarship for a graduating high school senior who wishes to study in Japan. Meiji Gakuin University, founded in 1863, is located in Tokyo and is one of the oldest universities in Japan. This four-year scholarship will lead the recipient to a bachelor’s degree in International Studies. All classes are taught in English.

Freshman applications must be submitted directly by the applicant to his/her local JACL chapter by March 1. Applications for the “other” scholarship categories (undergraduate, graduate, law, creative/performing arts, and student aid) are to be sent directly by the applicant to the “National JACL Scholarship Committee” by April 1.

The application process for the Meiji Gakuin University-JACL Scholarship involves two different applications, which can be requested directly from Meiji Gakuin University. The deadline for this U.S.-Japan scholarship is March 1.

Detailed scholarship program information and applications can be found on the JACL website at www.jacl.org, and by clicking “Education” on the menu bar. The National JACL Scholarship Program requires that all applicants be a student or individual member of the JACL. (end)

For more information, contact Regional Director Patty Wada at: jacl-ncwnpro@msn.com, or National JACL Vice President for Planning & Development Jason Chang at vpp-d@jacl.org.

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