James Hirabayashi Person for All Seasons Scholarship Fund

This scholarship will be disbursed in Fall 2019. This scholarship is non-renewable.

  • Awarding Department: College of Ethnic Studies
  • Scholarship Intent: To recognize upper class undergraduate students and graduate students who demonstrate that they, like Dr. Hirabayashi are, or are becoming persons of all seasons. Dr. Hirabayashi was the founding Dean of the College of Ethnic Studies whose career accomplishments were balanced by wide community service. He was not just a professor, but also a guitarist, jeweler, Asian American Theater Company actor, softball pitcher, Mongolian griddle cook, husband, and father.
  • Criteria:
    1) Must have taken or be currently enrolled in at least two College of Ethnic Studies (COES) courses when they apply, be in a COES Certificate Program, or be a student pursuing a major, minor, or graduate degree in one of the COES disciplines.
    2) Upper division undergraduate student or graduate student who is enrolled full-time at SF State at the time of the award (Spring semester) and will be enrolled full-time in the following Fall semester when the award is applied.
    3) Must be classified as upper division student or graduate student in good academic standing.
    4) Student must be considering a future career that is interdisciplinary and public service in nature.
  • Major: Any
  • Class Level: Undergrad: Upper Division, Grad: Any
  • Enrollment Status: Continuing
  • Enrollment Requirement: Undergrad: FULL-TIME; Grad: FULL-TIME
  • Financial Need as determined by the FAFSA and/or CA Dream App: Not a Requirement
  • Citizenship: Any
  • GPA: HS GPA: N/A; Undergrad GPA: 3.0; Grad GPA: 3.0
  • Contact Person: Rosalie Alfonso
  • Campus Address: EP 121
  • Street Address: 1600 Holloway Avenue, San Francisco, CA 94132
  • Phone Number: (415)338-1694
  • Email: ralfonso@sfsu.edu
  • Web page: https://ethnicstudies.sfsu.edu/scholarships
  • Number of Awards: 2

College of Ethnic Studies
Supplemental Questions
  1. Personal Statement: Thank you for applying to this scholarship. Please answer the three questions below. They will allow the review committee to get a better sense of your goals, achievements, and relationships to your community.
    • 1. Describe specifically how your academic diligence, extracurricular activity, and/or community involvement might prepare you for an interdisciplinary career?
    • 2. What attributes and skills of a person for all seasons are you developing as a student who would be valued in the public sector?
    • 3. Students applying for this award are encouraged to independently study/research Dr. Hirabayashi. After familiarizing yourself with Dr. Jim Hirabayashi, please share the most impressive or meaningful thing you learned about him.
  2. To qualify for this scholarship , you must have taken or be currently enrolled in at least two College of Ethnic Studies (COES) courses, be pursuing a College of Ethnic Studies certificate, or be a major or minor in one of the COES disciplines.
    • 1. Please confirm your eligibility for this award by selecting from the below (you may select all the choices that are applicable to you):
    • 2. Please upload your most recent academic transcript. Unofficial transcripts are acceptable.
  3. Submit a letter of recommendation from a professor or community leader familiar with your academic, professional, and/or community work.