May Kishiyama Scholarship

Dear Scholarship Applicant:

The May Kishiyama Memorial Scholarship began in 2008 to assist students to attend college and to honor May Kishiyama, a teacher and counselor at Lincoln High School for over thirty years. Ms. Kishiyama passed away in 2007. At least 27 scholarships will be granted to Lincoln High graduates, including one $2,000 service scholarship (given over two years), one $1,500 scholarship, one $1,000 ESL scholarship, one $500 ESL scholarship, two $500 Special Education scholarships, thirteen $1,000 scholarships, the Ted Wagner $1,000 scholar-athlete scholarship, six $500 scholarships, and a $1,000 Dreamer scholarship.

Your scholarship application requires the following:

  1. An essay answering this question: "What are your college aspirations and how are they shaped by your family, community, and/or education background? If you wish, include personal accomplishments, extracurricular and sports activities, and mention obstacles that you have overcome. (It should be no more than 250 words.)
  2. One letter of recommendation from a teacher, counselor, or administrator who can write about your goals and accomplishments as a student in high school.
  3. A copy of your high school transcript.

NOTE---Be mindful that applications are evaluated for clarity and style as well as presentation of information.

The application includes the following response questions (100-150 words each):

  1. Describe your personal and family history and the communities where you have lived.
  2. Name the college of your choice and/or the college you will be attending. Explain why you selected that school, and are you a first generation college student in your family.
  3. Please explain and describe your most memorable moment in high school.
  4. What do you think are your strengths and weaknesses as a student? How does that knowledge guide your outlook toward the future?
  5. Summarize your community service during high school. How do you plan to do community service in college? (Answer to apply for Service Scholarship.)

To submit your documents, you need to scan your letter of recommendation and transcript into PDF format for uploading. Save your essay in PDF format. Microsoft Word allows you to save your documents as PDF.

The completed application is due by Thursday, April 4, 2019.

If you have any questions, please contact Mr. Wong at or Mr. Brewer in Room 174.

We are no longer accepting applications.