San Jose JACL Awards 2018 Scholarships

September 28, 2018 • Community, News

Pictured (from left) are Gary Jio (chairperson), Sharon Uyeda (chapter co-president), Kaitlin Wong, Cristina Diaz, Ashley Yabumoto, Noah Soo-Hoo, Jillian Takeuchi and Tom Oshidari (chapter co-president). Not pictured are Melanie Chou, Matthew Kao and Elizabeth Namba. (Photo: Courtesy of San Jose JACL)

This year, the San Jose JACL scholarship committee selected eight high school seniors to receive chapter scholarships. Following are the recipients:

Melanie Chou from University Preparatory Academy received the $1,000 San Jose JACL Chapter Award.

Cristina Diaz from Leland High School was awarded the $3,000 Kenji Sakauye Memorial Scholarship.

Matthew Kao from Bellermine College Preparatory was awarded a $1,000 Ninja Youth Foundation Scholarship.

Elizabeth Namba of Presentation High School was awarded a $1,000 Ninja Youth Foundation Scholarship.

Noah Soo-Hoo of Monta Vista High School was selected for the Ray and Lucy Matsumoto Business Scholarship.

Jillian Takeuchi from Leland High School received the $2,500 George Masunaga Endowment Scholarship.

Kaitlyn Wong from Carlmont High School was awarded the $10,000 Oyama Family Foundation Scholarship ($2,500 for four years).

Ashley Yabumoto from Ann Sobrato High School was selected for the $1,000 Masuo B. Nakamura Scholarship.

Members of this year’s selection committee were Gary Jio, chairperson; Dr. Mitsu 
Kumagai, JoAnn Okabe-Kubo, Joyce Oyama and Sharon Uyeda.

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