Americans of Japanese Ancestry World War II Memorial Alliance and JA Living Legacy announce the continuation of the Teri and Art Iwasaki Scholarship.
The Iwasaki family donated the funds to provide an annual $2,000 scholarship every year for five years. The initial scholarship ran from 2008 to 2013. However, with the second generous donation, this scholarship will continue from 2014 to 2019.
The scholarship will be awarded to a qualifying high school senior related to a Nisei World War II veteran. The application is available online at www.jalivinglegacy.org. Any graduating senior is encouraged to apply.
Art Iwasaki is a member of I Company, 442nd Regimental Combat Team. He and his children (Robert, Stephanie, Christie, Paul and Leslie) created the scholarship to support the rising costs of education and to honor Art’s late wife, Teri.
“The legacy of the Nisei World War II veteran must not be forgotten, and all efforts to educate our youth should be encouraged throughout our community. Thanks to the efforts like the Iwasaki family, the legacy will continue,” said Susan Uyemura, CEO of JA Living Legacy.
Japanese American Living Legacy is a California nonprofit 501©3 organization based at CSU Fullerton. All of the board members, staff and advisors are volunteers. For more information, visit www.jalivinglegacy.org or call (714) 515-5501.