About the Scholarship

Abe and Esther Hagiwara Student Aid Award is awarded by the Japanese American Citizens League (JACL). The foundation was established in 1929 to enhance or threaten the civil and human rights of all Americans and implements strategies to effect positive social change, particularly to the Asian Pacific American community.

Abe and Esther Hagiwara Student Aid Award scholarship was established to provide financial assistance to a student who otherwise would have to delay or terminate his/her education due to a lack of financing.  Only applicants that exhibit severe financial need will be considered for this award.


How to apply for this scholarship?

  • Candidates should have been considered as a JACL membership.

  • A letter of recommendation must have been submitted by the students.

  • Students are required to submit their official transcripts and SAT/ACT score-card verification.

  • Students must demonstrate their work experience and JACL and community involvement and financial need.

  • The candidates are instructed to exhibit their Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) application to get this honor.


Abe and Esther Hagiwara Student Aid Award amounts to

  • This scholarship provides $2500 annually but the award amount varies annually, The awards are non-renewable.

  • The total number of awards offered by this scholarship varies each year based on the availability of funds and students meeting their requirements.


Deadline info

The applications are to be exhibited before the finish of February 06, 2020. Understudies are educated to display their award application, and different necessities are to be submitted before the due date. Applications and other data are open online on the Japanese American Citizens League (JACL).

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