National JACL Scholarship Program Taking Applications


SAN FRANCISCO — The National JACL has kicked off its Scholarship Program for the 2012 academic year.

The JACL offers over 30 awards, with an annual total of over $70,000  in scholarships. Awards are available in the following categories: Freshman, Undergraduate, Graduate, Law, Creative and Performing Arts, and Financial Aid.

The 2012 National JACL Scholarship Program informational brochure and applications were recently posted on the JACL website (

Freshman applications are to be submitted to the applicant’s local JACL chapter by March 1, 2012. The chapters will then review the applications and forward the outstanding ones to the National JACL Freshman Scholarship Committee (c/o Salt Lake City JACL, P.O. Box 584, Salt Lake City, UT 84110) by April 1, 2012.

All other National JACL Scholarship applications are to be sent directly by the applicants to: National JACL Scholarship Program, c/o Portland JACL, P.O. Box 86310, Portland, OR  97286. The deadline for these applications is April 1, 2012.

For additional information regarding the JACL National Scholarship Program, please contact JACL Northern California Regional Director Patty Wada at (415) 345-1075 or [email protected] or National JACL Vice President for Planning and Development Jason Chang at [email protected]




  1. Does the applicant or the applicant’s parents have to be a JACL member in order to qualify for these scholarships?

  2. From the JACL website:
    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

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