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JASSC Scholarship

The Japan-America Society of Colorado is proud to offer its members the Paul Maruyama Scholarship program.

Congratulations to previous winners of the Paul Maruyama Scholarship:


  • Essay, no more than 500 words, describing your service to JASSC and your future interest promoting friendship between the United States and Japan.
  • Essay must be no more than 500 words, double-spaced, and typed.
  • Member must be in good standing.
  • The recipient is asked to provide a 2-5 minute video highlighting how the scholarship was used.
  • The scholarship recipient will also be asked to attend, in person, one JASSC Board of Directors meeting to talk about their experience.
  • Scholarship applications will be reviewed by a selection committee by the JASSC Board of Directors.  Based on that review, the JASSC Board of Directors will decide the Scholarship winner.  Member of the selection committee and their families are not eligible to apply.
  • Submit the JASSC 2023 P Maruyama Scholarship Application Form.pdf to the address below or email to .
  • Applications must be received by 1 September 2023.


  Japan America Society of Southern Colorado
  PO Box 1294
  Colorado Springs, CO 80901

JAVA Scholarship

Japanese American Veterans Association (JAVA) Scholarship

The JAVA Scholarship Programs can be found here: 

JACL Scholarship

Japanese American Citizens League (JACL) Scholarship

The JACL has been helping students achieve their educational dreams with the National Scholarship and Awards Program since 1946. The program currently offers over 30 awards, with an annual total of over $70,000 in scholarships to qualified students nationwide.  Click on "Youth" and "Scholarships" on the following link for more information.

USSI Scholarship

The United States Scholars Initiative (USSI) provides full-tuition support for four years of undergraduate study at the International Christian University, Japan's leading liberal arts institution located in Tokyo.  Japan ICU Foundation awards two USSI scholarships annually.

Contact Information:

Luke Takuya Palermo

Program Assistant

Japan ICU Foundation


T: 212-870-3386 ext. 4818

F: 212-870-2696

USSI brochure 2019.pdf

About us

The Japan-America Society of Southern Colorado is a non-profit educational and cultural organization promoting increased awareness, education, and understanding between the citizens of Southern Colorado and Japan.  Learn about the History of the JASSC.

Become a member

Join with other enthusiasts and participate in the language, foods, and activities with the opportunity to learn the culture of Japan.

Board of Directors

 President  Wayne Stout
 Vice President  Jennifer Basco
 Secretary  Eric Basco
 Membership  Kaz Nagai
 Communications  Rayna Lindsey
 IT/Facebook  Ralph Archuleta
 At Large  Uriko Stout
 Kathy Kidd
 Seiko Cammack
Intern Maeve Gennett





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