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As a major community worker, Mr. Harold Hirose was a driving force in the development of the Manitoba Japanese Canadian community. A founding member of the MJCCA (1946) and NJCCA (1947) Mr. Hirose was also responsible for the formation of the Manitoba Japanese Canadian Cultural Centre (1987) and served as the MJCCC’s first president.

In memory of her husband Harold, Mrs. Florence Hirose established the Harold Hirose Scholarship Fund with the MJCCC to sponsor a scholarship to assist a selected student in furthering his or her education. Supplemental contributions were made by Mrs. Hirose during her lifetime and upon her passing. The children of Harold and Florence have made an additional contribution to the Fund whereby the Fund could increase the scholarship amount and widen the eligibility criteria.


Each year JCAM will offer scholarship(s) up to a total amount of $1,500 to the successful candidate. The Selection Committee may award up to two scholarships in the amount of $750 instead of a single scholarship if there are two applicants which are superior to all others and are both equally qualified to be awarded the scholarship.

In an event that there is no scholarship awarded in any given year due to a lack of applications or that no applicant met the minimum selection criteria, the amount of the scholarship for that year will be added to the following year’s funds, so that, $3,000 would be available for the following year.


Any person who is enrolled at a post secondary institution, resides in Manitoba and who is of Japanese ancestry or who is a member of the Japanese community in Manitoba.

Harold Hirose Education Fund Scholarship - Japanese Cultural Association of Manitoba Inc.


Please pick up application forms at the Cultural Centre located at 180 McPhillips Street, Winnipeg, MB.

Completed applications must be received by the JCAM Scholarship Committee by September 30, 2016.

For further information contact Jake Marks (Administrator Japanese Cultural Association of Manitoba) by phone 204-774-5909 or email atm.jccc@shaw.ca.