JAVA Awards 13 Scholarships in Memory of VIPs
This September, 13 scholarships were awarded to students from around the country in memory of many beloved JAVA members. The Senator Daniel K. Inouye Memorial Scholarship ($5,000) was awarded to Sarah Nakasone (MD). The Founder’s Scholarship ($3,000) in the name of Sunao “Phil” Ishio, the Founder, his wife Constance, and Douglas Ishio, their son, was awarded to Lindsey Sugimoto (CA). JAVA Memorial Scholarships (eleven awards of $1,500 each) in honor of Betty Shima, Bob Nakamoto, Ranger Grant Hirabayashi, Orville Shirey, Dr. Calvin and Betty Taira, Kyoko Tsuboi Taubkin, Kaoru Shimabukuro, Teru and Victor Matsui, CW04 Mitsugi Kasai, Ben Kuroki, and Calvin Ninomiya, were awarded to Allie Akiko Buccino (OR), Alana Buto (VA), Stephen Donald Nishida Choy (HI), Meagan Helton (HI), Emma Jaeger (VA), Ashley Jones (CA), Joe Takuya Matsuzawa (WA), Kayla Lei Muraoka (HI), Jay Michael Narimatsu (HI), Caitlin Takeda (CA), and Gabrielle Michiko Watanabe (TX). Congratulations to all of these fine students!
JAVA Executive Council extends their thanks and appreciation to Bill Houston, Frank Koye, and David “Jon” Dibblee for their outstanding volunteer work on the 2016 scholarship program.
The application period for the 2017 Memorial Scholarships begins in February 2017.
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