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.
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.
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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