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JACL Scholarship Program

The San Mateo Chapter of the Japanese American Citizens League (JACL) is pleased to announce our scholarship program for the 2021-2022 school year. Eligible high school seniors are invited to submit applications via email to by March 13, 2023. San Mateo Chapter scholarship recipients will be announced by April 15. 

Please note that the National JACL has a separate scholarship program which can be found on their website

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SMJACL 2023 Scholarship Application

Eligibility Requirements:

  • Applicants must be seniors enrolled in a San Mateo County public or private high school. 

  • 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.

Application Requirements:

  • San Mateo Chapter JACL Scholarship Application, available on our website:

  • A Letter of Recommendation

  • Official high school transcript

  • Personal Statement (no more than two pages on the topic question)

  • Applications must be emailed no later than March 13, 2022 to

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