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NCCBF Scholarship Program

NCCBF Scholarship Program is open to graduating seniors of Japanese American descent. Applicants must be attending an accredited high school in Northern California.

Candidates must have a grade point average of 2.5 and be actively involved in their local community. Two scholarships are awarded every year; scholarships are based on academic achievement, commitment to community, written essays, and personal character.

Eligible students may mail or hand-deliver their application to the National Japanese American Historical Society in San Francisco. Scholarship winners will participate in Cherry Blossom Festival activities, including the Cherry Blossom Festival Opening Ceremony in April.

Scholarships are awarded annually by the Northern California Cherry Blossom Festival, established in 1968. It has become one of California’s most prominent celebrations of Asian traditions. Each year, over 200,000 people attend the dazzling display showcasing the color and grace of the Japanese culture and the diversity of the Japanese American Community.

The deadline for this scholarship is usually in MARCH of each year, and the award amount is usually $2,000.

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