Dilena Takeyama Center Announces New Scholarship Program

May 1, 2013

The Dilena Takeyama Center for the Study of Japan and Japanese Culture is pleased to announce a new scholarship program intended to support San Francisco State University students who plan to utilize their studies and future careers in ways that promote improved relationships between the United States and Japan.

Scholarships for domestic and international students are available, as follows:

  • Two scholarships in the amount of $8,000 for each student from SF State partner institutions/organizations in Japan to attend San Francisco State University. The deadline is Sunday, Sept. 1, 2013.
  • Two scholarships in the amount of $3,500 for each SF State student to participate in year-long CSU/SF State certified Study Abroad institution (California State University International Programs or SF State Bilateral Exchanges) in Japan.The deadline is Friday, May 17, 2013.

Scholarship applications are available on the website of the SF State Alumni Association, which is administering the awards.

The center and the scholarships are made possible by a generous gift from Dr. Kay Takeyama Dilena, a distinguished alumna and professor emerita of business. Born in Japan, Dr. Dilena earned a bachelor’s degree in accounting in 1970 and a Master of Business Administration in 1973 from SF State. The center’s broad mission is to support the study of Japan and to promote cultural understanding between the United States and Japan. With her gift, Dr. Dilena honors her brother, Yasuo Takeyama, a Hiroshima survivor, and her husband, James G. Dilena, a Pearl Harbor survivor.