Scholarship Information and Availability
Updated March 12, 2017
San Jose Buddhist Church Betsuin Scholarships
- San Jose Buddhist Church Betsuin Scholarship
- Ray and Lucy Matsumoto Scholarship
- James Takeo Hashimoto Memorial Scholarship
- San Jose Buddhist Church Adult Buddhist Association (ABA) Scholarship
- Ben and Kimie Sanematsu Memorial Scholarship
- Sadao Sakai Memorial Scholarship
- BWA Lady Takeko Kujo Memorial Scholarship
These scholarships are offered to San Jose Betsuin graduating seniors whose families are current members of the San Jose Betsuin for a minimum of one year. Use the application above to apply for any and all of the following 7 scholarships. Click here for past recipients.
Here are the pdf links for the Cover Letter and Application
San Jose Buddhist Church Betsuin Scholarship
The San Jose Buddhist Church Betsuin Scholarship is offered to outstanding graduating high school seniors. Candidates are evaluated on the basis of SJ Temple participation, academic achievement, participation in school, community activities and work experience.
Ray and Lucy Matsumoto Scholarship
Ray and Lucy Matsumoto have established a Betsuin Scholarship to honor a graduating senior who is planning on entering school as a business major. This high school senior would reflect the changing challenges that face the high school senior in today’s environment. With this scholarship, the Matsumoto’s hope to promote the importance of a business education.
James Takeo Hashimoto Memorial Scholarship
The Hashimoto family has established a scholarship to be awarded to a graduating high school senior in memory of the late James Takeo Hashimoto, an active supporter of the San Jose Buddhist Church Betsuin. The recipient of this award is a Buddhist youth who subscribes to the Bodhisatva ideal and who actively participates in San Jose Bestuin sponsored youth programs.
San Jose Buddhist Church Adult Buddhist Association (ABA) Scholarship
The San Jose Buddhist Church Betsuin Adult Buddhist Association, in recognition, of the value of education and especially for the young people of our Sangha, have established this scholarship. The graduating high school senior has attained academic achievements, in addition to their support of Temple and community activities.
Ben and Kimie Sanematsu Memorial Scholarship
Ben Sanematsu initially endowed this annual college scholarship in memory of his wife, Kimie Yanagawa Sanematsu, a dedicated educator for twenty-five years. An active Betsuin member and successful undergraduate student is awarded this college scholarship. The award has now been changed to honor both Ben and Kimie.
Sadao Sakai Memorial Scholarship
The family of Sadao Sakai established this scholarship to be awarded to either a graduating high school student or a student currently enrolled in college. The recipient must be supportive in their community and active within the Buddhist Church.
BWA Lady Takeko Kujo Memorial Scholarship
The San Jose Buddhist Church Betsuin Buddhist Women’s Association (BWA) has established the BWA Lady Takeko Kujo Memorial Scholarship to be awarded to either a graduating high school student who is planning on attending college/trade school or a student currently enrolled in college/trade school. Recipients of this award are Buddhist individuals who are active members of S.J. Betsuin-sponsored programs and participate in activities that complement the humanitarian efforts of Lady Takeko Kujo, co-founder (with her sister-in-law, Kazuko Ohtani) of the Buddhist Women’s Association. Lady Kujo gave a greater voice to Buddhist women and helped provide aid for many of those in the poorest areas where the need was greatest. Preference is given to relatives of San Jose BWA members.