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Recent Scholarship Recipients

Commemorate the Past. Education for the Future.

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 (NSRCF). They were all Nisei, second generation American-born descendants of Japanese immigrants. The NSRCF 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 NSRCF 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 NSRCF travels to a different community each year offering scholarships to graduating Southeast Asian high school students.

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News & Updates

The 2014 NSRCF Scholarship Program travels to North Carolina. Please note that application deadline has been extended to March 21, 2014. For more information and application forms contact the North Carolina Local Awards Committee.

NSRCF Board member Dr. Fumio Robert Naka passed away on December 21, 2013 in Concord, MA. For more information go to In Memoriam on the Board of Directors page.

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Nisei presentation 2014