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Unite People, Portland JACL’s Youth Group is having a fundraiser to help them fund their involment at the 2014 National JACL Convention.
Pay for and Pick-up all orders
Saturday December 7, 2013 – 12:00P -2:00P
2014 Scholarship Application materials are available.
Deadline: Required documents must be complete and be postmarked no later than Thursday, March 1, 2014 and mailed to:
PO Box 86310,
Portland, OR 97286
You may email any questions to JAScholarships@comcast.net
(Eligibility for the Community Scholarships is specified on the application form.)
The “Local” Scholarship Application must be mailed to the address on the application.
Common Mistakes in Applying for a Scholarship
- Filling out the scholarship application for the incorrect year. Each year a new application form is available.
- Application is not postmarked by the due date. All applications that are late are rejected.
- Filling out the incorrect form. Students have filled out the national application form for JACL when they intended to apply for the local scholarship.
- Part of the application is missing.
- All paperwork needs to be completed: application form, SAT/ACT scores, official transcript, one essay and one short answer and one letter of recommendation
The Portland Delegation meets with Congressman Earl Blumenauer to discuss Immigration Reform legislation (Photo by Michael A. Harold)
On July 23-28, 2013, 10 members of Unite People represented Portland JACL Youth at the 2013 JACL National Convention in Washington D.C.
For many, this was their first trip to the nation’s Capitol and their first national convention. The group raised the money for this trip through fundraisers like the chili feed and wreath sales and generous donations from people in the community.
The group also received grants from the JACL Legacy Foundation and National JACL. Thank you for supporting the development of leadership in the youth community.
On June 30, 2013, at the 2013 Connie and Nobuko Masuoka were awarded top honors at the Oregon Nikkei Endowment Annual Banquet held at the Multnomah Athletic Club in Portland, Oregon.
In the Big League: Asian Basetball Players?
The same year that Jackie Robinson broke the color barrier in baseball in 1947, Wataru Misaka became the first non-caucasian to play in the NBA.
Asian basketball players have to fight stereotypes throughout their basketball careers. ” …people who don’t think stereotypes exist are crazy. If Lin’s white, he’s either a good shooter or heady. If he’s Asian, he’s good at math. We’re not taking him…” exemplified Rex Walters.
Rex Walters is an American former professional basketball player and current men’s basketball coach at the University of San Francisco. In an interview, Walters responded to questions of his feelings that he was a pioneer for Asian-Americans. He responded – “I consider myself Japanese-American. I just don’t look it. People are always surprised. Now we got a guy like Jeremy Lin breaking barriers. Read More >>>
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