2016 Santa fe JIN Scholarship announcement


Santa Fe JIN is proud to announce the annual scholarship competition for students in Japanese programs in the State of New Mexico.  Cash scholarships of $250 to $1000 may be granted for the advancement of studies in Japanese language and culture in Japan or other qualified programs.  The scholarship(s) will be awarded based on the following criteria:
1)      Enrollment in Japanese studies for at least one year prior to application;
2)      At least 14 years old at time of application; 
3)      Recommended by a qualified instructor or recommended by a Santa Fe JIN member;
4)      Completed application with a one page essay of approximately 200 words, written solely by applicant, describing interest in Japanese language or culture, and what they hope to gain from their study experience.  See attached application.
The Santa Fe JIN scholarship committee will review applications and essays.  Awardees will be notified with presentations to be made at the 12th Santa Fe Japanese Cultural Festival (Matsuri) on April 16, 2016 at the Santa Fe Community Convention Center.  The festival theme this year is “Kabuki.”  Students receiving the scholarship will be required to make a presentation to Santa Fe JIN after their study experience.  Any form of presentation will be accepted.
Administrators, Teachers and JIN members:  We are asking that you submit no more than three nominees no later than March 14, 2016 with completed application, recommendation and student essay to:
                                    Santa Fe JIN Scholarship Committee
                                    2583 Calle Delfino
                                    Santa Fe, NM 87505
Or e-mail application, recommendation and essay with “2016 JIN Scholarship Application” in the subject line to Tom and Rose Himrod at santafejinhimrod@aol.com.  Questions?  Text or call 505-231-2246 or 2247.