Mike M. Masaoka Congressional Fellowship
Awarded by Japanese American Citizens League (JACL)
To financially support and develop leaders for public service.
Preference will be given to those who have demonstrated a commitment to Asian American issues, particularly those affecting the Japanese American community. Please see the website for further details at external link.
Candidates must be U.S. citizens who are graduating college seniors or students in graduate or professional programs and a member of the JACL. Preference will be given to those who have demonstrated a commitment to Asian American issues, particularly those affecting the Japanese American community. Communication skills, especially in writing, are important.
$2,200–2,500 per month
Applicants must send a completed application form and a letter of reference to the JACL national headquarters.
- Professional development
The Japanese American Citizens League (JACL) was founded in 1929 to fight discrimination against people of Japanese ancestry. It is the largest and one of the oldest Asian American organizations in the United States of America. The JACL has over 24,500 members in 112 chapters located in 25 states, Washington, DC, and Japan. The organization operates within a structure of eight district councils, with headquarters in San Francisco, CA.