Scholarships

Invest in the Future

Sakura Foundation Scholarships acknowledge high school seniors who have made meaningful contributions to the Tri-State / Denver Buddhist Temple and/or Japanese American community. The Foundation hopes the success of the recipients will support efforts to play an impactful role in the temple and Japanese American community in the future.

The scholarship fund is administered by the Japanese American Community Graduation Program (JACGP). Eligibility requirements and applications can be found at www.jacgp.com.

Sakura Foundation presents its scholarships at the Annual Japanese American Community Graduation Program banquet each June. Please see www.jacgp.com for more information and banquet details.

2023 RECIPIENTS OF SAKURA FOUNDATION SCHOLARSHIPS:

Kristi Case

2023 TRI-STATE/DENVER BUDDHIST TEMPLE
SAKURA FOUNDATION SCHOLARSHIP

Amanda Charness

2023 SAKURA FOUNDATION
COMMUNITY SCHOLARSHIP

Koji Inouye

2023 TRI-STATE/DENVER BUDDHIST TEMPLE
SAKURA FOUNDATION SCHOLARSHIP

Nicholas Tanaka

2022 TRI-STATE/DENVER BUDDHIST TEMPLE/SAKURA FOUNDATION SCHOLARSHIP

Allison Tanigawa

2022 TRI-STATE/DENVER BUDDHIST TEMPLE/SAKURA FOUNDATION SCHOLARSHIP

Lula DeMars

2021 SAKURA FOUNDATION/TRI-STATE/DENVER BUDDHIST TEMPLE SCHOLARSHIP

Kenneth Hora

2021 SAKURA FOUNDATION COMMUNITY SCHOLARSHIP

Katie Tsuchimoto

2021 SAKURA FOUNDATION/TRI-STATE/DENVER BUDDHIST TEMPLE SCHOLARSHIP

Mika Kawanabe

2020 TS/DBT SAKURA FOUNDATION SCHOLARSHIP

Danielle Powell

2020 SAKURA FOUNDATION COMMUNITY SCHOLARSHIP

Nicholas Tanaka

2020 TS/DBT SAKURA FOUNDATION SCHOLARSHIP

Anna Tsuchimoto,
Bennett Yoshida

2019 TS/DBT SAKURA FOUNDATION SCHOLARSHIPS

Ayla Charness

2019 SAKURA FOUNDATION COMMUNITY SCHOLARSHIP

Quentin Yamasaki,
Robert Tanaka Jr.

2018 TS/DBT SAKURA FOUNDATION SCHOLARSHIPS

Quentin Yamasaki

2018 SAKURA FOUNDATION COMMUNITY SCHOLARSHIP

Allison Phillips

2017 TS/DBT SAKURA FOUNDATION SCHOLARSHIP

Kristi Nagai

2017 SAKURA FOUNDATION COMMUNITY SCHOLARSHIP

Emily Nguyen

2016 SAKURA FOUNDATION COMMUNITY SCHOLARSHIP

Bryan Tanigawa

2016 TS/DBT SAKURA FOUNDATION SCHOLARSHIP

Cami Shigaya

2016 TS/DBT SAKURA FOUNDATION SCHOLARSHIP

Connor Arai Mawhinney

2015 SAKURA FOUNDATION COMMUNITY SCHOLARSHIP

Connor Kevin Jiro Ospina

2015 TS/DBT SAKURA FOUNDATION SCHOLARSHIP

Ryan Kiyoshi Kim

2015 TS/DBT SAKURA FOUNDATION SCHOLARSHIP

As the co-presenters of the Annual Denver Cherry Blossom Festival, Sakura Foundation thanks everyone who came to the event, volunteered, vended, and performed!