$1,000 Gen and Kelly Tanabe Scholarship

The Gen and Kelly Tanabe Scholarship is a merit-based program that helps students fulfill their dreams of a higher education. The scholarship is named for Gen and Kelly Tanabe, best-selling authors on education, whose generous donations fund this program.

Scholarship Application Form for Fall 2021
August 1 - December 31

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First Name

Last Name


Male    Female


Student Status

Street Address



Zip Code

Email Address

Short Answer

In 250 words or less, please submit an essay on one of the following:

1. Why do you deserve to win this scholarship? -OR-

2. Describe your academic or career goals. -OR-

3. Any topic of your choice.

Feel free to re-use an essay that you wrote in class, for college admission or another scholarship competition.

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By submitting this application you affirm that you are the author of the above essay and all of the information is true and accurate.


9th-12th grade high school, college, or graduate student including adult students.

Legal resident of the U.S.

Currently in school or planning to start school within the next 12 months.


Fall Competition:
August 1 - December 31, 2021.

Selection & Award

Winners are chosen by committee, which bases its decision primarily on the submitted personal statement. The first place award is a $1,000 scholarship. The award can be used for tuition, room and board, required fees or any educational expense.

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