Fresno Betsuin Committee Announces 2020 Scholarship Recipients

The Fresno Betsuin Buddhist Temple Scholarship Committee proudly announces the scholarship recipients for 2020. These students have been actively involved at their respective temple, school and community. Congratulations to these outstanding individuals.

Amanda Hirayama is the daughter of Brian and Lisa Hirayama. She graduated from Clovis North High School and is attending the University of California at Los Angeles as an applied math major. Hirayama was awarded the Alan Akiyoshi Masumoto Memorial Scholarship, the Alice Morishita Memorial Scholarship and the Fresno Betsuin Golf Tournament Scholarship (in memory of Kenneth Kawano).

Claire Ikemiya is the daughter of Kenneth and Lori Ikemiya. She graduated from Clovis West High School and is a student at the University of California at Los Angeles as a life science major. Ikemiya was awarded the Lynn Araki Scholarship, the Kanichi Komoto Scholarship and the Fresno Betsuin Golf Tournament Scholarship (in memory of Gary Sakaguchi).

Seiji Shinkawa is the son of Dale and Stephanie Shinkawa. He graduated from Kingsburg High School and is a student at California State University, Fresno, as a biology major. Seiji was awarded the Seiso and Yoshiye Watanabe Scholarship and the Byakudokai Scholarship.

Sarah Putirka is the daughter of Keith and Heather Purtir