The Aki Kurose Memorial Scholarship

Provided by Japanese American Citizens League - Seattle

Established in 1921, the vision of the Japanese American Citizens League is one of the nation’s preeminent organizations in the United States in the areas of multi-ethnic and multi- cultural understanding and civil and human rights. JACL will continue to develop national programs and strategies to carry out its mission. We will promote the continuous regeneration of leadership in all aspects of public and community life, and fulfill our vision in the future. As a part of this vision, the JACL has offered scholarships to deserving young adults for many years. Aki Kurose was an educator, peace activist and community organizer, and mother of six. Aki Kurose loved children and thrived as a teacher. Kurose's effectiveness lay in her ability to engage all students regardless of their backgrounds. Each day, class started with exercises outside. There students sent their angry, frustrated, or sad feelings into the atmosphere to clear the way for learning. She often told people, "Without peace, real learning cannot take place. Real interaction with other, meaningful interaction, cannot take place." Aki Kurose embodied the principles of the JACL vision. After her death, the Seattle JACL established a scholarship in her name to enable students to continue their higher education, enabling them to give back to the community with the commitment shared by Aki Kurose and the Seattle JACL. The Aki Kurose Memorial Scholarship is a $3,000 scholarship and will be presented at the luncheon. Eligibility 1) Applicant must be graduating from the Seattle Public Schools. 2) Applicant must intend to enroll in a publicly funded school in Washington state, such as a community college, a public technical school, or a Washington state university. 3) Applicant must have a minimum 2.0 GPA
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2019 - 2020
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