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 Purtirka. She graduated from Buchanan High School in Clovis and is a student at California State University, Sacramento, as a foreign language major. Sarah was awarded the Matsuo and Ida Okumoto Scholarship and the George Taketomo Scholarship.
Alexa Goto is the daughter of Gary and Laraine Goto. She graduated from Clovis West High School and is a student at University of California at Santa Barbara as a biology major. Goto was awarded the Shigeo and Shizuko Ito Scholarship and the Harry and Shizuko Takeuchi Scholarship.
Midori Fishel is the daughter of Tina Kubose. She graduated from Sanger High School and is a student at California State University, Fresno, as a business major. Midori was awarded the Sukeichi and Michie Ikuma Scholarship and the Tad Yamada Scholarship.
Shelby Morikawa is the daughter of David and Kelly Morikawa. She graduated from Bullard High School in Fresno and is attending Clovis Community College as a kinesiology major. Shelby was awarded the Nobuye Doizaki Scholarship and the Fresno Betsuin Buddhist Women’s Association Scholarship.
Wyatt Kanemoto is the son of Ken and Patty Kanemoto. He is a student at California State University, Fresno, studying for his MBA. Kanemoto was awarded the Chien and Yehan Numata Regional Scholarship.
John Mullins, a student at the Institute of Buddhist Studies studying for a Master of Divinity degree, was awarded the Chien and Yehan Numata National Scholarship, Mullins was also awarded the Russell Yemoto and Hiroshi Tokubo Memorial Scholarship.
The Fresno Betsuin Buddhist Temple Scholarship Committee would like to thank the donors for their continued support of our scholarship program.