Each year, both JACL Cleveland , and the Cleveland Japanese American Foundation award scholarships for college to deserving graduating high school seniors of Japanese descent.  In 2018, three scholarships were awarded totaling $3000.  Amounts may vary each year and will likely be increased for 2019

These scholarships are "no strings attached" in that the money can be used in any way to help with the many expenses of college.  

Scholarships will be  awarded at the Community Picnic held this year on August 11, 2019 at Furnace Run in the Akron Metroparks.  We honor all high school graduates of Japanese descent.  

Questions regarding the scholarships can be directed to Bill Sadataki at 330-659-3880.  Please note that applications must include a referral letter and transcripts. The committee will not consider incomplete applications.  

Use the link  below to get  the application form.    Please mail completed applications  by  May 1st   to:

Charlotte Furukawa
2379 Hollylane Dr. 
Broadview Hts. Ohio  44147

Notification will be given to the winner or winners  in June.

SCHOLARSHIP APPLICATION   Incomplete applications will not be considered

Madelyn Conley receives the 2018 JACL scholarship - presented by Bev Kerecman and Ken Arie
Sam Fujikawa received the Tom and Martha Oye Memorial Scholarship presented by their son, Tom Oye.
Jashira Idemoto is awarded the CJAF scholarship for 2018 
PLEASE NOTE A CHANGE IN DUE DATE FOR THIS YEARS APPLICATIONS TO MAY 1, 2019 . This will allow the scholarship committee time to evaluate each application thoroughly
MAY 1ST is this year's deadline for scholarship applications