Congratulations to the Gardena Valley Japanese Cultural Institute’s 2022 scholarship recipients, who haven’t solely extremely achieved academically, however additionally they devoted many volunteer hours to the group. 

“We’re very happy with all the recipients and need them success of their faculty training,” the GVJCI mentioned. Following are messages from the recipients.

Gary Hori Memorial Scholarship

Makayla Lui, Palos Verdes Peninsula Excessive College

“I’m sincerely honored to have been chosen because the recipient of the GVJCI Gary Hori Memorial Scholarship. I used to be thrilled to study of my choice for this honor, and I’m deeply appreciative of the GVJCI’s help. From collaborating in Tanoshi Camp to taking footage with my Asian ball workforce and to wanting ahead to the JCI Carnival yearly, I’ve actually treasured my time on the JCI. I’m so grateful for this enriching group and what it has given me. Thanks once more to the GVJCI for his or her help and generosity that can assist additional my faculty training forward.”


Gardena Valley JACL Scholarship

Christopher Ito, West Torrance Excessive College

”I’m so grateful and honored to have been chosen to obtain a GVJCI faculty scholarship. The JCI has been an necessary a part of my life for so long as I can bear in mind. I’ve participated within the Matsuris practically yearly – -in karate demonstrations, establishing and dealing in cubicles, serving to to organize Spam musubi, and so on. I’ve fond reminiscences of consuming nice meals, enjoying pachinko, and capturing basketballs. The JCI helps actions which profit all ages and accommodates all kinds of pursuits specializing in Japanese tradition. The JCI is an integral and indispensable a part of our group to which I’m actually grateful.”


Gardena Valley Gardeners Affiliation Legacy Scholarship

David Tsukamoto, North Torrance Excessive College

“I’m so grateful to the Gardena Valley JCI for offering this scholarship that can permit me to pursue my passions. The GVJCI has at all times been a spot that brings the Japanese American group collectively and I’m honored to obtain this scholarship from them.”


GVJCI Scholarship

Rei Shindo, Torrance Excessive College

“I’m very grateful to GVJCI for offering this scholarship. It represents greater than a method to assist pay for school bills. As somebody who has put a whole lot of effort and time into extracurricular actions, accepting this scholarship makes me really feel like my achievements have been acknowledged and has validated my perception that arduous work each academically and outdoors of faculty finally pays off.  The cash I obtain from GVJCI will assist me pay for my summer season courses.”


Bryant Yanase, California Academy of Math and Science

“I’m very honored to be receiving the Gardena Valley JCI scholarship. Rising up I loved attending the Matsuri however I used to be additionally in a position to find out how supportive the JCI group was and receiving this award is simply one of many many examples. I hope to proceed collaborating within the JCI occasions as I transfer on to varsity in addition to volunteering extra to go on the experiences to future generations.”

To make a donation to the GVJCI Scholarship Fund or for extra data, contact the GVJCI Workplace at (310) 324-6611 or or go to the web site at The GVJCI awards annual scholarships to highschool seniors, and GVJCI Japanese Language College graduates. Candidates will need to have been immediately concerned with the GVJCI or its member organizations that maintain common exercise on the GVJCI. Emphasis is positioned upon GVJCI and different group involvement, volunteerism and future targets. Highschool college students will need to have a minimal of a 2.5 GPA and have post-secondary instructional plans.

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