The scholarship was created as a tangible symbol of co-operation between Canadian Japanese and Canadian Mennonites, subsequent to a formal apology that was offered to Canadian Japanese, by Mennonite Central Committee on behalf of Canadian Mennonites.
The scholarship is intended to assist the protection of minority and human rights in Canada, and to reduce the potential for abuse of cultural minorities such as that suffered by Japanese Canadians during World War II.
Sponsors: National Association of Japanese Canadians (NAJC)
Mennonite Central Commitee Canada (MCCC)
The scholarship will be awarded to a student who is:
-A Canadian citizen, permanent resident, or international student studying at a Canadian university in Canada;
-Enrolled in a graduate degree program the fall semester following the deadline; and
-Engaged in research that will assist the protection of minority or human rights in Canada.