Kyoto Prize Symposium Scholarships awarded to six local students from the San Diego-Tijuana region

The San Diego-based Kyoto Prize Symposium Scholarships were awarded to students from the San Diego and Tijuana regions, one of whom represented Chula Vista High School.

Since 2002, the Inamori Foundation has presented awards, and officials have joined the latest Kyoto Award winners for a three-day symposium of lectures, presentations and celebrations in San Diego. Scholarships have been awarded to three students from San Diego County and three from Tijuana.

Recipients of the San Diego County Kyoto Prize Symposium Scholarships are Sheila Rodriguez, Chula Vista High School; Raj Pabari, Classical Academy Secondary School; And Emerson Outgard, Patrick Henry High School. In Baja California, Mexico, the beneficiaries are Raul Carmona, CETYS; Camilla Sanchez, Mexico Institute of Baja California; And Diego Velazquez, Lazaro Cardinas Federal High School.

The Kyoto Prize Scholarship, administered by the San Diego Foundation and the International Community Foundation, is given to students who have been inspired for college education in one of three annual Kyoto Prize categories: Advanced Technology, Science Basic or Arts and Philosophy.

Students receive scholarships worth up to $ 10,000 in the United States and 100,000 pesos in Mexico. Proceeds from the annual Symposium Gala fund the Kyoto Prize Scholarship and related learning opportunities.

When applying for the scholarship, students were asked to write about one of the three winners of the 2021 Kyoto Prize and write a short essay describing how the winner’s work inspires their own life, study or career plan. Before naming the winners of the 2022-2023 Kyoto Prize Symposium Scholarship, essays, academic qualifications and community service of 170 applicant students were considered.

The Kyoto Symposium Organization is a San Diego-based non-profit organization established with the Inamori Foundation to support the Kyoto Prize Symposium and Kyoto Scholarship programs, including the University of California, San Diego and Point Loma Nazarene University.

Since 2004, the Symposium has raised over $ 4.3 million for scholarships, fellowships and other educational opportunities in the San Diego / Baja region.

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