JACL Scholarship Program
The San Mateo Chapter of the Japanese American Citizens League (JACL) is pleased to announce our scholarship program for the 2020-2021 school year. Eligible high school seniors are invited to submit applications via email to by March 1, 2021. San Mateo Chapter scholarship recipients will be announced in early April.
Please note that the National JACL has a separate scholarship program which can be found on their website jacl.org/membership/
SMJACL 2021 Scholarship Application
Applicants must hold an individual or Student Youth Membership.
● Applicants must be seniors enrolled in a San Mateo County public or private high school.
● Every applicant must be an active National JACL member. JACL membership is open to everyone of any ethnic background. All who meet eligibility criteria are welcomed and encouraged to apply. Note: applicants must hold an Individual or Student/Youth Membership. A Couple/Family membership by a parent will not meet this requirement. Join or renew your membership.
● Applicants will be partially judged on their involvement in the Japanese American / Asian American community.
● Applicants must be planning to attend a college, university, trade school, business school or any other institution of higher learning within the United States.