The Chicago Chapter of JACL offers scholarships ranging from $1,500 to $5,000 to undergraduate and graduate students who have demonstrated a commitment to JACL’s mission. Scholarships are awarded based on an applicant’s understanding of and alignment with JACL’s mission, as well as academic performance and extracurricular involvement. Scholarships are open to all, regardless of race or ethnicity. Previous JACL Chicago scholarship winners applying for a second award must demonstrate sustained engagement with JACL.

Funding for scholarships is provided by generous donations from JACL Chicago members and the greater Chicago Japanese American community.

Find the guidelines, application, and more information on our scholarship page.

Applications are due on March 1, 2019. Awards will be distributed at the annual Scholarship Luncheon on May 19, 2019.

For more information, contact Christine Munteanu, JACL Chicago Scholarship Committee Chair, at