How to Apply

2023 Undergraduate/Graduate Scholarship application period is now open

Completed applications and transcripts are required to be postmarked by Wednesday, November 1, 2023.

Scholarships are available to current JACL – Twin Cities Chapter members enrolled in a post-secondary educational program.  Membership must be active as of September 1, 2023.

Only one scholarship may be received during degree program.

Scholarship application can be found at the link below.

2023 Undergrad Graduate Scholarship Application – Form


2024 Entering Freshman Scholarship Twin Cities Chapter applications are currently closed.  Applications will be available no later than January 31, 2024.  Completed applications and transcripts must be postmarked no later than Wednesday, April 3, 2024.

To recommend someone for a scholarship, please contact Pam Ohno Dagoberg (763-557-2946,

Scholarship recipients must be current JACL members. Regular/Individual, Student/Youth, or Couple/Family membership status is required. Individual membership of a parent does not qualify the student to receive a scholarship. If, for financial reasons, the scholarship applicant would like to be considered for a one-time membership grant, contact before submitting the application.

In addition to completing the application form and submitting a transcript, students must write a short essay entitled The Relevance of JACL Today. Applicants are evaluated based on scholastic achievement, extra curricular activities, community service, and the quality of their essay.

A sample application is included below.

2023 Scholarship Application

2023 Introduction Letter to Applicants

Completed applications and transcripts must be postmarked by Wednesday, April 3, 2024.

2023 National JACL Scholarship information can be found here.  The National JACL scholarship program is a separate program from the Twin Cities Chapter of the JACL scholarship program and requires a different application.