2019 Handa Youth Scholarship Recipient, Joshua Higa (center)
    with Club President George Tanaka and Makiko Nakasone, LT Foundation President
The Little Tokyo Rotary Foundation is proud to offer a $1,000 scholarships to two young persons. This scholarship is for those who have overcome adversity and are making significant accomplishments or contributions in one of the four areas: academics, sports, culture or volunteer service. The applicants must be 16-24 years old. This is to recognize and award the courageous effort by the youth who have experienced permanent or near-permanent physical or psychological challenges, serious sickness, or loss of parent(s). We hope this will help the deserving youths financially in time of COVID-19.
The deadline for the application is on Tuesday, June 30, 2020.
For application forms and questions, please contact Makiko Nakasone, President of the Little Tokyo Rotary Foundation, at rotary.handa.scholarship@gmail.com or call at (818)523-2866.
The applicants must live in the L.A. area.  The Rotary family members are not eligible.  Upon application review and face-to-face interview, one or two youths will be awarded $1,000 each.  Please send your applications via e-mail to rotary.handa.scholarship@gmail.com by 11:59 pm on June 30, 2020.  
This scholarship was made possible because of the generous donation by Toshio and Toshiko Handa, who have long supported the youth. Toshio Handa is a charter member of the Rotary Club of Little Tokyo. After having lived in Pasadena for almost 40 years, the Handas now live in Tokyo.
The Little Tokyo Rotary Foundation
    President     Makiko Nakasone at rotary.handa.scholarship@gmail.com, (818)523-2866
    Treasurer     Joyce Wakano Chinn
    Secretary      Weili Materna