The Little Tokyo Rotary Foundation is offering $1,000 scholarships to the youth. This new 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. This is to recognize and award the courageous effort by the youth to overcome physical or psychological challenges, serious sickness, or loss of parent(s). 
The deadline for the application is on Friday, May 31, 2019.
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The applicants must be 16-24 years old and live in the L.A. area.  The Rotary family members are not eligible.  Upon application review and face-to-face interview, one or two youth will be awarded $1,000 each.  Please send your applications via e-mail to by 11:59 pm on May 31, 2019.  For more information, please contact us via above e-mail or call Makiko Nakasone at (818)523-2866.
This scholarship was made possible because of the generous donation by Toshio and Toshiko Handa, who have long supported the youth.  After living in Pasadena for more than 40 years, the Handas recently moved back to their home country and now live in Tokyo.
The Little Tokyo Rotary Foundation
    President     Makiko Nakasone
    Treasurer     Joyce Wakano Chinn
    Secretary      Weili Materna