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The Japanese American Citizens League Scholarship (Deadline: March 1, 2016)

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Who Can Apply:

  • Scholarships are available to graduating high school seniors entering as freshman to a school of higher learning, continuing undergraduate students, and graduate students.
  • Entering freshman should complete the FRESHMAN application. All other applicants should complete the GENERAL application form.
  • JACL Chicago reserves the right not to make awards in every category depending upon the type and qualifications of the applicant pool.


  1. Applications will be available at jaclchicago.org by the end of November 2015 or from the JACL Chicago Office.
  1. The following is a condensed list of supporting documents required to complete a JACL Chicago Scholarship Application: JACL Application, JACL involvement, Personal Statement, Two Letters of Recommendation, Official school transcript(s), SAT and/or ACT test score verification (applicable to graduating high school seniors), Extracurricular activities, Work experience and Community involvement.
  1. Two (2) letters of recommendation must be submitted with the application. One letter must be from a teacher, counselor or school administrator. The other could be from the same or employer or community leader. Recommendations must be in sealed envelopes with the seal signed over by the writer.
  1. Applications and all supporting materials – official transcript, SAT and/or ACT documentation, and letters of recommendation – must be complete in one package to be considered for an award. Materials may not be submitted separately.
  • Your name should appear at the top right of each page and all pages should be numbered
  • Do NOT staple the application or materials – use a paper-clip or binder clip
  • All responses must be typed or printed legibly – email addresses should be readable
  1. If the SAT/ACT scores are not contained in the official transcript, other official documentation of test scores must be submitted with the application. (Freshman applicants only.)

Deadline: March 1, 2016

Amount: Varies

Learn More: The Japanese American Citizens League Scholarship


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