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Kikuyo and Kinjiro Nakatani Scholarships 2019-2020

Graduating High School Students and Students Attending a University, College or Vocational School

You are encouraged to apply for the Buddhist Church of Florin’s Kikuyo and Kinjiro Nakatani (Nakatani) Scholarships, if you meet the following criteria:

$4,000 Scholarship and $2,000 Scholarship for Graduating High School Students

  • Must be graduating from high school this academic year;
  • Plan to attend an accredited university, college or vocational school full time next year;
  • Your parent is a member of the Buddhist Church of Florin (church membership dues are paid and current before the scholarship application deadline); and
  • You have been a Florin Dharma School student while attending high school.

Applicants will be judged on:

  • Active participation in the Florin Dharma School
  • Active participation in church program activities
  • Active participation in community programs
  • Academic achievements
  • Essay (approximately 300 words) on the topic of how Buddhism affects your life
  • In-person interview

$4,000 Scholarship, $3,000 Scholarship, $2,000 Scholarship and $1,000 Scholarship for Students Attending a University, College or Vocational School

  • Must be attending an accredited university, college or vocational school full time this academic year and plan to continue next year;
  • You or your parent is a member of the Buddhist Church of Florin (church membership dues are paid and current before the scholarship application deadline);
  • You have been participating in a Jodo Shinshu Buddhist church or program activities; and
  • You have been a Florin Dharma School student while attending high school.
  • To provide scholarship opportunities for more students, a university, college or vocational school student can be a recipient of only two Nakatani Scholarships while attending a university, college or vocational school.

Applicants will be judged on:

  • Active participation in a Jodo Shinshu Buddhist church and/or program activities
  • Active participation in community programs
  • Academic achievements
  • Essay (approximately 400 words) on the topic of how Buddhism affects your life
  • In-person interview

Applications may be obtained from the Nakatani Scholarship Chairperson, Walter Menda, or Florin Dharma School Superintendent, YBA advisor and YABA in January 2019.

Applications must be postmarked or hand delivered to the Nakatani Scholarship Chairperson by midnight, April 1, 2019.