These awards are given to recognize students who have performed outstanding community service in the Japanese American community or who have made personal sacrifices for others.
Academic achievement is not a consideration for these awards.
- You are a graduating high school senior residing in the Denver, Colorado Metropolitan area who is either an American citizen of Japanese ancestry or an American citizen whose legal parent(s) is/are of Japanese ancestry, OR
- You are a graduating high school senior of Japanese ancestry residing in the Denver, Colorado Metropolitan area who has a permanent resident status (INS documentation) in the United States, OR
- You are a graduating high school senior who has a parent who is an active member of: Brighton Japanese American Association, Denver Bonsai, Denver Nisei Bowling Association, Fort Lupton Japanese American Citizens’ League, Japanese American Association of Colorado, Japanese American Community Graduation Program, Japan Firms Association of Colorado, Longmont Buddhist Temple, Mile High Chapter Japanese American Citizens’ League, Nisei Veterans’ Heritage Foundation, Sakura Foundation, Simpson United Methodist Church, or Tri-State/Denver Buddhist Temples.
A. Description of Service
Be prepared to provide a brief description of community service/personal sacrifice.
B. Volunteer Hours Totaling 48 Hours
- Download Letters of Attestation to be filled out with your volunteer organization.
- Provide 1-2 Letters of Recommendation from an organizer of a volunteer program you’ve been apart of.
- Upload the filled-out form in the Secure Application as a .PDF or .JPG. (Tip: Scan document or take a legible picture on your phone. Download this easy-to-use, free app TinyScanner to turn your photo into a PDF for upload purposes.)
Application must be complete by April 8, 2017 to be considered for this scholarship.
- You will be contacted in late April to provide notice of application results.
- If you’ve been awarded the scholarship, you’ll be invited and required to attend the annual JACGP Awards Banquet.
These awards are judged separately by an independent panel of judges.
In Memory of Leo Goto
In 2016, this award carried special dedication to the generous spirit of Denver’s Leo Goto. His philanthropy has supported JACGP, and will always be remembered.