Category Archives: Scholarship

OPPORTUNITY: Hide Hyodo-Shimizu Research Scholarship ($10,000)

2017 Hide Hyodo-Shimizu Research Scholarship

Japanese Canadians relocated to camps in the BC interior. (National Archives of Canada)

The National Association of Japanese Canadians (NAJC) and the Landscapes of Injustice Partnership Project have announced the Hide Hyodo-Shimizu Research Scholarship valued at $10,000. Landscapes of Injustice is an exciting long-term project aiming to uncover and tell the history of the dispossession of Japanese Canadians during the Second World War.

This research scholarship will be awarded to a student who was enrolled full time at a Canadian University in the 2016-2017 academic year. The successful applicant will join the Landscapes of Injustice research team in late April 2017, participating in its 2017 national Spring Institute, and then join the research team for the duration of the summer.

Please check out the Landscapes of Injustice page to find out more details about this exciting position, eligibility criteria, the application process, and contact information.

Application deadline: 31 March 2017 (4PM Pacific Time)

FUN FACT! Two previous Hide Hyodo-Shimizu Research Scholarship recipients were both participants of Japanese Canadian Young Leaders Conferences! Read more about Nicole Yakashiro’s recent experience in her thoughtful reflection here. In her words: “Landscapes of Injustice is incredibly worthwhile and I strongly encourage students to apply for this year’s Hide Hyodo-Shimizu Research Scholarship – it is an exceptional opportunity.”

OPPORTUNITY: Suzuka University Scholarship Program

Are you a university student of 18 years or older? Studying Japanese Language at a level 3 or higher? Interested in Japan and Japanese Canadian history, culture, and education?!

The National Association of Japanese Canadians (NAJC) and Suzuka University (SU) are proud to have established a scholarship program for university students to participate in a 4-month program of study at Suzuka University in Japan to improve their Japanese language proficiency and to experience Japanese culture and education. For more information about this exciting opportunity, please visit the NAJC’s website here.

Deadline: June 1, 2017

Read about 2016 NAJC Suzuka Scholarship Winner Anne Shaw and take a look at her Facebook page.


Note: Suzuka International University was established in 1994 and has courses focused on international studies, including multi-cultural studies and business management. More info here.