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National JACL Nonfreshman Scholarship Deadline Extended

By April 3, 2020April 9th, 2020No Comments

SAN FRANCISCO — JACL recognizes that COVID-19 has disrupted our everyday lives, and the impact has also been felt by students. Colleges have closed, instruction has gone online and students have moved home. With decreased access to student services, such as obtaining transcripts, students have faced challenges in securing the required documents for their JACL scholarship applications.

Therefore, the National JACL has extended the scholarship filing deadline for undergraduate, graduate, law, arts and student aid applications to May 1. This should provide time for students to obtain their sealed official transcripts in hard copy for inclusion in their JACL application packets.

All other filing requirements for nonfreshman applicants remain in place. Complete application packets must be postmarked no later than May 1 and sent to: National JACL Scholarship Committee, c/o JACL Midwest District Council, 10604 Killarney Dr., Union, KY 41091.

Due to shelter-in-place orders, the processing of membership and membership numbers out of JACL’s San Francisco Headquarters Office might be delayed. Phone messages are not easily retrievable, so membership questions should be emailed to

Freshman Applications

There are NO CHANGES to deadlines for the national freshman scholarship applications. The March 2 filing deadline has passed. Chapters must still submit their most outstanding freshman applications to the National Freshman Scholarship Committee, c/o Seattle JACL, P.O. Box 18558, Seattle, WA 98118.

Chapters are also to inform freshman applicants of whether or not their application has been forwarded onto the national competition.

All students selected to receive National JACL scholarships will be notified in August and highlighted in the Pacific Citizen’s Scholarship Special Issue in the fall.

For any questions, please contact JACL Regional Director Patty Wada at or National VP for Planning and Development Matthew Farrells at