JARCC SCHOLARSHIP

 

This scholarship is given as a participating community organization through the Japanese American Community Graduation Program (JACGP). Our thanks to the JACGP for their continued work in recognizing such deserving students within the community. JARCC is proud to award one scholarship each year beginning in 2020. This scholarship is given as one of the participating organizations of the Japanese American Community Graduation Program (JACGP). Applications and qualifications can be found at JACGP.

No scholarships awarded in 2022 due to Covid.

 

Congratulations!
Kiann “Kiki” Usuda

Recipient of the 2023 JARCC Scholarship Award

Kiann or “KiKi” is the daughter of Kim and Keita Usuda and a graduate of Northglenn High School. During each year at Northglen, KiKi was a member of the Northglenn Marching Band, Honor Roll, and National Honors Society. She was the Northglenn Drum Captain for the marching band and winter percussion her junior and senior years. KiKi has also received the Award for Best Presentation Execution last year and the Award for Best Centerpiece Build and Design this year. In her spare time, she has volunteered at many Japanese American events such as Sakura Matsuri, Go For Broke Golf Tournament, etc.

KiKi wrote in her essay on how the recent violence against Asian Americans has impacted her perspective; “The uproar of people from all different backgrounds in the world who supported the Stop Asian Hate Movement was extremely uplifting, as I knew with hatred came love as well. Centers of help for struggling Asian citizens became more known, and people began to speak up and defend not only Asian Americans being targeted, but anyone who was being wrongfully discriminated against.” She will be studying Environmental Engineering at the University of Colorado Boulder in the fall.

Congratulations!
Jazmin Armijo
 
Recipient of the 2021 JARCC Scholarship Award 

Daughter of Paula and Moses Armijo, Jazmin is a graduate of Prairie View High School where she participated in Marching Band, Winter Percussion and National Honor Society. Jazmin received the Prairie View High School Core Values Award for the English Department both her sophomore and senior year. As a member of the Tri-State Denver Buddhist Temple Young Buddhist Association, Jazmin volunteered for various temple activities such as the Cherry Blossom Festival and temple clean-up. Jazmin plans to continue her education in Denver to study Library and Informational Sciences. 

Congratulations!                                                                       Mika Kawanabe

Recipient of the 2020 JARCC Scholarship Award 

Mika is the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Kenzo Kawanabe. Mika attended the Denver School of Science and Technology where she was a part of the National Honor Society as the Treasurer, a tutor for Ashley Elementary Reading Partners, and on the Varsity Soccer Team.  Some examples of her Japanese American community involvement includes volunteering for JACGP, Kohaku Uta Gassen,  Auki Matsuri, Cherry Blossom Festival, and other Young Buddhists Association hosted events.  

Mika wrote in her essay on Japanese American values,                                                                              “The principles championed through my temple overlap with the values that my parents have instilled in me that are generations old.  Hard work, commitment, and resilience pump the temple full of life and is what keeps our culture alive.”

This scholarship is given as a participating community organization through the Japanese American Community Graduation Program (JACGP). Our thanks to the JACGP for their continued work in recognizing such deserving students within the community.