In cooperation with the Hood River County Education Foundation
Masami “Min” Asai was born in 1917 and was a life-long resident of Hood River. He returned to the Hood River Valley after WWII, was an orchardist his whole life and became very involved in the Hood River community. Some of his activities included Chair of the School Board, during construction of HRVHS, Board member of Diamond Fruit Co., member of the Westside Fire and Farmers’ Irrigation District Boards, President of Mid-Columbia Chapter of Japanese American Citizens League, and volunteer fireman for Westside Fire Dept. He was also appointed to two, four-year terms on the Columbia River Gorge Commission by Gov. Victor Atiyeh.
One $1000 scholarship to a student who is planning to attend an accredited four-year college or university in Oregon or Washington
- Cumulative GPA of 3.25 or higher
- Must attend 4-year college or university in Oregon or Washington
- Essay: Describe yourself, your future goals, and the importance of community and school involvement (one page typed, single-spaced).
- Community service and/or involvement (25%)
- Well-rounded academic course schedule (25%)
- Work experience (10%)
- Essay (40%)