SCHOLARSHIP PROGRAM 2021 - now closed!
The Scholarship Program of the Japanese Cultural Society of Maui is a cultural scholarship awarded to High School seniors, and UH Maui College full time students who are pursuing further education with a record of involvement in promoting and perpetuating the Japanese culture or Japanese language and a desire to continue to do so.
JCSM will award three (3) $1000 scholarships and one (1) recipient of the Asa Ellison Memorial Scholarship Award for an applicant who has shown grit in learning and in the perpetuation of the Japanese language – at $1750.
● The applicant must be a resident of the island of Maui.
● The applicant must be a graduate of the class of 2021 from a high school on Maui OR a current full-time student at the University of Hawaii Maui College.
● The applicant must complete the Scholarship Program Application Form and submit all the requirements by the deadline.
Other conditions for selected recipients:
About Asa Ellison
JCSM honors its late president Asa Ellison who unexpectedly passed away in March 2020 because of cancer. Ellison was a tour guide with JTB, a celebrated photographer and has served on the JCSM board for many years. He began learning Nihongo (Japanese language) as a student of then-Maui Community College and fully embraced the Japanese culture since. Ellison spoke Japanese fluently and often shared about the importance of perpetuating the language in JCSM’s mission.
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