Little Tokyo Rotary Club to offer scholarships for youths who overcoming adversities

The Rotary Club of Little Tokyo and the Little Tokyo Rotary Foundation are accepting applications for $1,000 scholarships to three youths. This scholarship was made possible because of the generous donation by Toshio and Toshiko Handa in 2019.

The Rotary Club of Little Tokyo and the Little Tokyo Rotary Foundation are offering $1,000 scholarships to the youth. This new scholarship was established in 2019, and the 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 applicants must be 16-24 years old and live in the Los Angeles area. The Rotary family members are not eligible. Upon application review and face-to-face interview, three youth will be awarded $1,000 each for this year.

Please send your applications via e-mail to handascholarship.rotary@gmail.com by 11:59 pm on August 31, 2021.  For more information, please contact us via above e-mail or visit https://littletokyorotary.org

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, in 2019, the Handa moved back to their home country and now live in Tokyo.

The Little Tokyo Rotary Foundation is a part of the Rotary Club of Little Tokyo.