Recent Scholarship Recipients
In 1980, nearly 40 years after the wartime incarceration of all Japanese living on the West Coast, a small group of New England Japanese Americans established a scholarship program called the Nisei Student Relocation Commemorative Fund (NSRC Fund). They were all Nisei, second generation American-born descendants of Japanese immigrants. The NSRC Fund honors the Nisei and pays tribute to the individuals and organizations who reached across racial differences and wartime hatred to help the Nisei students.
The NSRC Fund is a national scholarship program created to address the needs of the Southeast Asian community, an important and growing part of many American cities. A major challenge facing these families is finding resources to support their children's educational goals. The NSRC Fund travels to a different community each year offering scholarships to graduating Southeast Asian high school students.
News & Updates
Lafayette Noda, a founding member of the Nisei Student Relocation Commemorative Fund, died on February 9, 2013, at the age of 96. He lived a full life, influencing many by his thoughtfulness, gentleness, and belief in the fundamental goodness of all people. He will truly be missed.
In 2013 the NSRC Fund Scholarship Program travels to Texas. Application is open to high school seniors in the Greater Houston and Southeast Texas areas only. For more information and application forms go to: local Awards Committee.
Two new Named Scholarships have been added to the NSRC Fund program. The Hiroko Fujita and Paul Fukami Scholarship was established by Joyce Fukami. The American Friends Service Committee Scholarship was established by the NSRC Fund Board of Directors.
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