Justin Haruyama Scholarship Fund
Why the Fund?
There lies a great challenge in ministering to the spiritual needs of people in ethic churches such as the Japanese American Protestant churches. The uniqueness and special religious needs of the Japanese churches are derived from their bicultural heritage and character, and there is an increasingly intensive search for men and women who can provide effective leadership for these congregations.
Who is Justin Haruyama?
Justin Haruyama was pastor of the Japanese American United Church from 1972 to his death in 1980. His ministry spanned two continents. One of his fondest hopes was that more young people would enter the ministry to prepare for ministry in Japanese American churches. To commemorate his life and work in the ministry, his family, friends and parishioners contributed towards establishing the Justin Haruyama ministerial Scholarship Fund. Scholarship recipients are now serving as pastors, teachers, chaplains and missionaries both in the United States and abroad.
What is offered?
Scholarships are awarded each year. In all cases, the Justin Haruyama Ministerial Scholarship Fund Selection Committee, administered by the New York-Connecticut Foundation of the United Methodist Church, make the awards.
Who can apply?
The scholarship is offered to persons of Japanese ancestry, accepted or enrolled full time in an accredited Protestant seminary in the United States, preparing for ministerial degrees who intend to serve Japanese American congregations or other church related ministries.
How can students apply?
Applications may be obtained by writing to the Haruyama Ministerial Scholarship Fund at the listed address.
Applications must be completed and received by May 30th.
Who can help?
All persons concerned about ministry through Japanese American churches can help in several ways.
You can help by publicizing the Justin Haruyama Ministerial Scholarship and informing seminary students who are preparing for the ministry. You can alert us of seminaries or schools that have not heard of the Haruyama Scholarship or who have not received our brochures. You can also support this program by making a tax deductible contribution for which we shall be most grateful.
Justin Haruyama Ministerial Scholarship Fund