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    JWSF Academic Scholarship

    Offered by Japanese Women's Society Foundation

    Reviewed by Lisa FreedlandLast updated May 9, 2024
    1 award worth up to


    Grade level

    Graduate Students

    Expected deadline:

    This scholarship might not currently be accepting applications. Most scholarship programs only accept applications a few months ahead of their annual deadline. We’ve estimated this deadline based on last year’s deadline in order to help you plan out your scholarship applications.

    June 2025

    Scholarship Overview

    Are you a Hawaii resident who is enrolled or has been accepted to a graduate degree program in Medicine, Nursing, Public Health, Social Work, or the Arts and Sciences? If so, you may be eligible for the JWSF Academic Scholarship! Each year, the scholarship awards up to $5,000 to multiple graduate students who also demonstrate an interest and commitment to the field of Gerontology/Geriatrics based on coursework, research, and/or volunteerism. Applicants must also demonstrate financial need and submit an essay addressing “the applicant’s plans for further academic training and how this would have an impact on the services for the elderly in Hawaii” to be considered. If you’re a Hawaii resident with a passion for gerontology and/or geriatrics, we encourage you to apply! Keep on reading to learn more.

    About Japanese Women's Society Foundation

    The Japanese Women’s Society of Honolulu was founded in 1954 as an educational and service organization. The Organization was merged with the Japanese Women’s Society Foundation to form the Japanese Women’s Society Foundation in 2006 and its mission and goals remain the same. Its mission is to promote education and quality services to the community by responding to the changing needs of the society. The JWSF’s goal of becoming “an acknowledged leader and trendsetter in the area of health and issues pertaining to aging” and its objective of rendering worthwhile services to the community have led the JWSF to annually award a scholarship to an enrolled graduate student in the field of health care, social work, or the arts and sciences who is focused on gerontology/geriatrics.

    Eligibility information

    This scholarship is open to students meeting the below eligibility criteria.

    Grade Level

    Graduate Students



    Academic Interest

    Medicine, Visual & Performing Arts, Healthcare, Public Health

    Other Category

    Low Income




    Applicants must demonstrate an interest and commitment to the field of Gerontology/Geriatrics.

    Application information

    In addition to the below application materials, interested students must submit a statement of financial need.


    Academic transcript

    Letters of Recommendation

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    Scholarship FAQ

    Is this scholarship open to international students?

    Yes, this scholarship is open to international students.

    Who should I contact with any questions about this scholarship?

    For any questions regarding this scholarship application, please contact Japanese Women's Society Foundation at [email protected].

    Where can I find help writing my scholarship essay?

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