You are invited to submit an application to the scholarships provided by the Nisei Student Relocation Commemorative Fund (NSRCF).
The NSRCF was founded in 1980 by Nisei (second generation Japanese Americans) who were incarcerated in U.S. internment camps during World War II. 4,600 Nisei college students were assisted by the National Japanese American Student Relocation Council to leave the internment camps and continue their educations. The NSRCF was created to honor those who helped the Japanese American students during World War II by assisting others in furthering their educations.
Since 1983, the NSRC Fund has awarded over 900 scholarships totaling $964,000 to Southeast Asian high school students in cities such as San Francisco, Los Angeles, Chicago, Minneapolis, Houston, Denver, Philadelphia, Seattle, Boston, Sacramento, Fresno, and New York City. (For more information, please visit the website at www.nsrcfund.org.)
In 2018, the Fund has selected Orange County, CA as the area for this year’s awards. Approximately $50,000 is available in scholarship money.
To be eligible for the scholarships, the applicant must meet these criteria:• Southeast Asian ancestry (the applicant or at least one parent born in Vietnam, Laos, or Cambodia)• Attend a high school in the Orange County• Graduate high school in the 2017-2018 year (includes completion of GED). There is no age limit.• Attend a four-year college or university; community college; accredited vocational or technical school in the Fall 2018
In evaluating scholarship applications, consideration will be given to:• Academic achievement• Extracurricular activities in school and/or community, and/or work experience• Educational, career, and personal goals• Financial need• Potential to succeed in education after high school• Two (2) letters of reference
Please read the instructions in the application form carefully. Your application materials must be received or postmarked no later than April 16, 2018. The decision on your application will be made by May 7, 2018. Scholarship winners will be recognized at a special awards ceremony to be held ON Saturday, June 16th, 2018. Details will be announced later.
For further information, please contact Sophia Soberon at (714) 571-1966 ext. 307 or Jody Cajudo at (714) 636 - 9095 ext. 226. Thank you.
Vattana Peong, Executive Director Mary Anne Foo, Executive DirectorThe Cambodian Family OCAPICACo-Chair, Orange County Awards Committee Co-Chair, Orange County Awards Committee