In recognition of the community's achievements and its enduring values, Nielsen supports the next generation of Asian American leaders in science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) with these two scholarships.
-Applicant must be either a high school senior or currently enrolled as a student in a college or university
-Area of college study must be in either science, technology, engineering or mathematics (STEM)
-High school applicant's family must have a current JASC Family membership. College applicant must have his/her own current student or individual membership
-Applicant need not be of Japanese ancestry and need not be a citizen of the U.S.
-Applicant must be a resident of the State of Illinois for at least one year prior to graduation or be a graduate from an accredited Illinois high school
-Applicant must submit a written application
-Official high school/college transcripts
-Summary of extracurricular activities
-Summary of community service
-One page essay on one of the topics (choose one): "How is JASC relevant to your life?" or "How has JASC contributed to your sense of self or personal growth?
-Teacher/professor letter of reference
-Japanese-American community participation letter of reference
-Service to and participation in JASC and other Japanese American community events, programs, and projects
-Good grades or steady improvement of grades over the course of high school
-Demonstration of extracurricular activities
For more information or to apply, please visit the scholarship provider's website.