2021 JAVA Founder's Scholarship Application
2021 JAVA Founder's Scholarship -
The Japanese American Veterans Association Founder's Scholarship is awarded in memory of the founder of JAVA, Colonel Sunao Phil Ishio (USA, retired), his wife Constance, and their son, Douglas Ishio. This scholarship award of $3000 will be awarded to a student who has completed two or more years of college/university.
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Eligibility: Applicants must meet the following criteria. Please place an "x" beside the criteria you meet:
I have completed at least two years in an undergraduate program AND
I will be continuing my studies in an undergraduate program at a 4-year college or university in the fall of 2021. OR
I am/will be enrolled in a graduate program of study.
Eligibility: Applicants also must meet at least one of the following criteria. Please place an "x" beside the criteria you meet:
I am a direct, lineal descendant* of a Nisei military service member of World War II who served in the 100th Infantry Battalion, the 442nd Regimental Combat Team, the Military Intelligence Service, the 1399th Engineer Construction Battalion, or other U.S. military unit to include the Women's Army Corps or Army Nurses Corps. OR
I am a collateral descendant * of a Nisei military service member of World War II in the units described previously. A collateral descendant is defined as an applicant whose direct ancestor was a brother, sister, uncle, aunt, nephew, or niece of a World War II Nisei military service member OR
I am a current member of JAVA (https://java-us.org/) whose membership began prior to April 1,2019. OR
I am a child of a current JAVA member.+ My parent or guardian is a JAVA member whose membership began prior to April 1, 2019.
For direct, lineal descendants or collateral descendants, please indicate the name of the WW II Nisei service member to whom the applicant is related; include the name of the military unit and years of service, and state the WW II military service member's relationship to the applicant.
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Attach or send your essay of no more than 500 words in 12-point font : The essay topic is "What Winning the JAVA Founder's Scholarship will mean to me."
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Attach or send a list of your volunteer/community service activities, extracurricular activities, work experiences, and/or leadership positions held within the last two years.
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I acknowledge that I have completed this Scholarship application form to apply for the 2021 JAVA Founder's Scholarship under the Japanese American Veterans Association's Scholarship Program.
I acknowledge that all of the information herein provided is true and correct to the best of my knowledge and belief, and all the documents submitted in support of this application are originals or true copies of the originals.
By virtue of my submission of this application, I acknowledge and consent to all of the policies, procedures and rules that JAVA has published on its website governing its Scholarship Program, including the use of information on my application and materials submitted, as well as my photograph for publicizing the Scholarship Program and the awards made.
I am aware that my completed application, with supporting documentation, must be electronically submitted no later than 11:59 p.m. on April 30, 2021, in order for it to be considered for the 2021 JAVA Founder's Scholarship. Applications not received by that date, or that are incomplete or fail to meet the submission requirements, will NOT be considered.
If I submit any documentation by email to firstname.lastname@example.org, I will note "2021 JAVA Founder's Scholarship" and my name in the subject line.
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