The NVC Foundation Scholarship Program awards up to four scholarships each year. The first is the NVC/WAC Scholarship for $2500. This honors the Nisei Veterans Committee and the former Women’s Auxiliary Committee.
In addition, up to three scholarships for $2500 are awarded to honor Shiro Kashino, a highly decorated member of the 442nd RCT, the second Commander of the NVC, and an active community leader. These scholarships are the Shiro Kashino Memorial Scholarship.
For all the scholarships, both high school seniors and college students may apply.
Applicants for these scholarships must be a relative of an NVC or NVC Foundation member. Special preference will be given to those students who have helped support the NVC and the NVCF organizations. They will be given an additional 10 points on the judging criteria for their volunteer efforts. Also, those students who are selected are required to attend one or more Speaker Series presentations and write a summary for the newsletter. In addition, students must be willing to volunteer with future NVC and NVC Foundation events.
To apply, eligible students can use the PDF application form at https://www.nvcfoundation.org/pdfs/nvcf-scholarship-application.pdf
All applications, letters of recommendation and transcripts must be received on or before February 1, 2018. Documents received after this due date will not be considered.