Our network is dedicated to supporting students in the District accomplish their academic
and career goals! Please take a look through our scholarship database to assist you in
this process. This database has been comprehensively designed to support a wide array of
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The JACL has been helping students achieve their educational dreams with the National Scholarship and Awards Program since 1946. The program currently offers over 30 awards, with an annual total of over $70,000 in scholarships to qualified students nationwide.
The National Scholarship and Awards Program offer scholarships to students at the entering freshman, undergraduate, graduate, law, financial need and creative & performing arts. All scholarships are one-time awards.
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.
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 2014. Students deferring enrollment will not qualify for the 2014 scholarship program.
Applicants may apply under only one scholarship category. The exception to this rule is that students may apply for consideration for the Abe & Esther Hagiwara Student Aid Award in addition to another category. However, a successful applicant will only receive the higher of the two awards applied for.
Entering Freshman applicants must be high school seniors. Creative & Performing Arts applicants cannot be professional artists.
Past recipients of JACL scholarships or awards are limited to a total of two awards.