In 1984 MCC issued an apology, on behalf of Canadian Mennonites, to Canadian Japanese for abuse suffered during World War II. This scholarship is a symbol of cooperation between the two groups.

The $2,000* scholarship funds research on the protection of minority and human rights in Canada in order to reduce the potential for abuse of cultural minorities.

The National Association of Japanese Canadians and Mennonite Central Committee Canada co-sponsor the scholarship.

Selection Criteria

To be eligible students must be:

  • Enrolled in a graduate program in the fall of the following year
  • A Canadian citizen, permanent resident, or international student studying at a Canadian university in Canada
  • Doing research that will help protect minority or human rights in Canada

Download the application packet

Applications must be received by April 1.

Please note that applications for the Canadian Japanese Mennonite Scholarship are open to students of all cultures and backgrounds.

Email applications are now being accepted and can be sent to MCC Canada (Attn: CJMS application)

For more information contact MCC Canada (Attn: CJMS inquiry). 

Congratulations to the 2021 recipient Stacey Haugen!

*The scholarship amount may be subject to change