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The 2021 GFBNEC Essay and Poetry Contest is Open! Letters to Home & Lawson Iichiro Sakai Memorial Scholarship Applications Due: June 30, 2021

01 Jun 2021 4:15 PM | Anonymous member (Administrator)



Go For Broke National Education Center announces Letters to Home - an effort to collect written material: letters, diaries and journals both to and from Japanese American soldiers during WWII. By gathering these stories, GFBNEC hope sto illustrate and explore the individual humanity expressed through these correspondences. This project is the basis for a future documentary that is in partnership with ABC7 News Anchor and documentarian, David Ono, who is also a member of our Board of Directors.  Submissions and inquiries may be sent to takeaction@goforbroke.org.

GFBNEC also announces the “Lawson Iichiro Sakai Memorial Scholarship,” a new opportunity focusing on students’ engagement and commitment to their community. This scholarship is funded by the family and friends of Lawson Sakai, who served in the 442nd RCT during WWII.  Applications are in tandem with our 9th Annual GFBNEC High School and College Student Contest for which they are currently accepting essay and poetry submissions. First place winners from each category will be awarded $1,000 and additional monetary awards will be given to second and third place winners. 

Both the Letters to Home project and the Student Contest and Scholarship have a deadline of June 30, 2021. For more information see the GFBNEC website: www.goforbroke.org.



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