Remembering Fred Korematsu

UCRS-BannerCelebrating Asian Pacific American Heritage Month, participate in the Asian Americans Advancing Justice Untold Civil Rights Stories Writing Contest! Submit your completed work here.  Official rules here.

Fred KorematsuEssential Questions:

  1. In times of war, how would you safeguard civil liberties while maintaining national security?
  2. What was the government’s reasoning behind the internment of Japanese Americans during World War II?
  3. How did the Japanese American community respond to the internment order?
  4. How did the September 11th attacks affect Americans’ views of Asian Americans?
  5. How should we move forward? What can we do to prevent future incidents like this?

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Scholarships and other Opportunities

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Hispanic Heritage Foundation Youth Awards:

  • Application due Thursday, October 15th
  • For Seniors, graduating in the Spring of 2016
  • Planning to enroll in college in 2016-2017
  • Of Hispanic/Latino descent (at least one parent)
  • Minimum 3.0 GPA (on a 4.0 scale)

Asian and Pacific Islander American Scholarship Fund:

  • For graduating Seniors
  • Opens September 1, 2015
  • Application due January 8, 2016

Gates Millenium Scholars:

  • For graduating Seniors
  • Opens August 1, 2015
  • Application due January 13, 2016

TELACU Scholarship:

  • Application due February 27, 2015

College Readiness Program 2015-2016: CARECEN

  • For graduating Seniors
  • Free 10-month college preparation program
  • Includes college planning, test prep, application support, and financial aid assistance
  • Location: CARECEN Romero Hall 2845 West 7th Street Los Angeles CA 90005
  • Application due September 23, 2015

YMCA College Bridge Program

  • Tuesday, September 8, 6:00-7:30pm
  • Thursday, September 10, 4:00-5:30pm
  • Where: Ketchum-Downtown YMCA, MPR 1, 401 S. Hope Street, Los Angeles 90071
  • For Sophomores/Juniors during Summer 2016
  • All expenses paid scientific expedition
  • Sign up here to be on their email list
  • Application Deadline December 14, 2015

Nancy Thorp Poetry Contest:

  • For Sophomore/Junior female students
  • College scholarships and cash prizes available
  • Application deadline October 30, 2015

More to come… Share with your classmates.