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General Information

Name Creative and Performing Arts Scholarship Program
Number of Awards
Award Value
Award Type Merit-Based Scholarship
Accept Applications Until March 1
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Contact Information

Contact Japanese Americans Citizens League
1765 Sutter St.
San Francisco, California 94115
Phone (415)921-5225

Scholarship Description

Scholarship Background

The JACL began its National Scholarship and Awards Program in 1946. In line with past generations of Japanese Americans, the JACL recognizes education as a key to greater opportunities for its members. The program currently offers over 30 awards, with an annual total of over $60,000 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.

1. Every applicant must be a National JACL member. Unlike previous years, parent membership will not meet this requirement. Student memberships are available. For more information about membership categories, please contact the JACL Membership Department at National Headquarters or email
2. Past recipients of JACL scholarships or awards are limited to a total of two awards.
3. Applicants must be planning to attend a college, university, trade school, business school, or any other institution of higher learning at the undergraduate or graduate school level in the fall. Students deferring enrollment will not qualify for the scholarship program.
4. Applicants may apply under only 1 scholarship category.
5. Creative & Performing Arts applicants cannot be professional artists.