In 1958 the San Fernando Valley JACL inaugurated its annual Scholarship Program.  Since then, the chapter, along with our partners, the San Fernando Valley Japanese American Community Center, with generous support from community benefactors, have awarded hundreds of talented high school seniors with scholarships to prepare them for college.   

For 2012, the Scholarship Committee is launching a pilot internship program.  Please check back for details.

Click on the links below to learn about recent JACL-JACC Scholarship Awardees

Information for the 2013 JACL-JACC Scholarship Program    

Requirements for applicants:
  1. Student membership in the San Fernando Valley JACL [applications are available here; remember to list San Fernando Valley as your chapter]  OR Family membership in the San Fernando Valley Japanese American Community Center for at least one year prior to applying.  
  2. A minimum SAT score of 1700
  3. A minimum GPA of 3.2
  4. Substantive service to one's school, local, and Japanese American and/or Asian American communities
Application logistics:
  1. Review application details at the National JACL Scholarship website. Download application (word.doc) here.
  2. Please note that all application materials must be sent in triplicate (the original documents plus two copies). 
  3. Do not fill out the application by hand; enter the relevant information using the Microsoft Word version of the application and print this out. 

The deadline for 2013 applications is:

Mail all applications and supporting materials to:
San Fernando Valley JACC
12953 Branford Street
Pacoima, CA 91331

Please direct all questions to:
jacl [dot] jacc [dot] scholarship [at]