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SCHOLARSHIP PROGRAM 2022 - deadline closed. Stay tuned for 2023 announcements!

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.

Eligibility:

  • The applicant must be a resident of the island of Maui.
  • The applicant must be a graduate of the class of 2022 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:

Scholars must be able to submit a 2-minute acceptance video, which will be shared on JCSM's platforms, similar to the one displayed on this page.


2022 Scholars



2021

  • Leilah Eusebio
  • Elise Aquinde
  • Teige-Anna Barcoma Suyat
  • Cassidy Hanano


2020

  • Lannie Hisashima
  • Sarah Fusato
  • Nadia Apo Takayama
  • Kara Nakahashi


2019

  • Petynn Kubo
  • Lexi Yokote
  • Zhenni He


2018
  • Leslie Kimura
  • Tiara Kobayashi-Bautista



Past Recipients

2022

  • Teisha Nishimitsu
  • Payten Shimizu


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.

From Hawaii News Now archives: Beloved longtime Hawaii photographer battling terminal cancer


Japanese Cultural Society of Maui, Inc.   Est. 1969

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