Apply Now: The Betty and Hiro Ogawa Award

Betty and Hiro Ogawa

Betty and Hiro Ogawa

Applications are open for this year’s Betty and Hiro Ogawa Award.

Betty Jean Crouch came to the University of Washington in the mid 1960’s to study sociology. While a student and volunteer for FIUTS, she met Hiro Ogawa, a Japanese student studying business, who would later become her husband of more than 46 years. This award was created by Hiro in memory of Betty’s legacy and lifelong commitment to promoting Japan/US relations and building understanding and harmony between our two countries. Hiro passed away earlier this year, but this award continues in his name and continues to honor the legacy of the Ogawa family.

The Ogawa Award grants $5,000 scholarships each year to two University of Washington graduate or undergraduate students from any country in recognition of their work to promote cross-cultural understanding between Japan and the United States through their involvement in FIUTS programs.

Applications are open now for next fall’s award - click here to learn more and apply!

Era Schrepfer