Thursday, September 28, 2017

The UCLA Terasaki Center is proud to announce the establishment of the Terasaki Centennial Scholars Endowment!
As part of the UCLA Terasaki Center for Japanese Studies 25th Anniversary, the Terasaki Family Foundation gave $100,000 to establish the Terasaki Centennial Scholars Endowment as part of the UCLA Chancellor’s Centennial Scholars Match, an initiative begun by Chancellor Block in 2016 that matches donations of over $75,000 at 50% with university funds. The Shapiro-Moor Families contributed a further $50,000 to the endowment, resulting in a new total endowment of $225,000 that will focus on supporting undergraduate students at UCLA.
The new endowment will be put to funding undergraduate travel to Japan, supporting Japanese and Japanese American student groups on campus, and funding scholarships for undergraduate students who show excellence in Japanese Studies.

Examples of programs and opportunities to be funded by the new endowment are:
Tokyo University UTSIP Summer Internship Program
Waseda University Exchange Program
Paul I. and Hisako Terasaki Community Outreach Program Fund for Undergraduate Student Groups
The Miriam Silverberg Award
The Don McCallum Award

Students and student groups interested in applying for any of the above opportunities are encouraged to contact the Terasaki Center directly at for more information.