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Labor Student Aid Association (Secretariat)

About the Labor Student Aid Association

The University Consortium Kyoto operates the secretariat of the Labor Student Aid Association.
The history of the Working Student Aid Association dates back to Showa 30, but in order to help struggling students who were having trouble with the train fare to go to their part-time jobs and lacking enough money for meals that day, Shinichiro Yamazaki, the director of Toei's Kyoto Studio at the time, created a "mutual aid box" with the help of each other. Subsequently, this beautiful achievement became a catalyst, and the Yamazaki Prize, Mima Prize, and Yamashita Scholarship were born together, and with the addition of the "Kyoto Momoyama Lions Club Award" and the "Soroptimist International Kyoto Award", etc., with the warm support of philanthropists, we will encourage students who have no relatives and are trying to balance their studies while relying on part-time work for most of their tuition and living expenses. Every year, awards and scholarships are given to working students, and they have been the greatest source of encouragement for struggling students.
Subsequently, in Showa 52, a large amount of purified funds was deposited by Dr. Oki Hirasawa, the first president of the Society, and the "Hirasawa Scholarship" was established, and then a large amount of funds were deposited by the bereaved family of Dr. Toshima Araki, the fourth president of the Society, and this was established as the "Araki Scholarship" from Showa 53. In addition, in January of Showa 55, Mrs. Toshie Kashiwa, the fifth chairman, Mrs. Yuken Kashiwa, always had a deep understanding of working students and deposited a large amount of funds, so we established the "Kashiwa Scholarship" in Showa 54. In Showa 60, former award-winning student Yukio Ueno established the Ueno Scholarship with a fund deposited as a token of gratitude at the time. From Showa 63, we established the "Sugawara Scholarship" by taking advantage of the will of philanthropist Shoji Sugawara, who was entrusted with this project and deposited the fund. From the second academic year, the "Kyoto Venture Club Scholarship" was established as a fund to encourage female students who are torn between aspirations for higher education and poverty, and from the third academic year, the "Kyoto West Rotary Club Scholarship" was established in memory of the legacy of the late Shinichiro Yamazaki, who was a member of the club. From the 7th academic year, a large amount of funds were contributed by the bereaved family of Mr. Shinzo Hirai, the former director of the Kyoto Student Counseling Center, and this was established as the "Hirai Scholarship", and in the 13th fiscal year, a large amount of funds was deposited by the 6th president, Professor Yoshinori Matsuyama, and this was established as the "Matsuyama Scholarship". In addition, based on the warm kindness of many people, we established the Labor Student Aid Association Fund, and we have produced many scholarship students through the investment profits, donations, membership fees, etc. of the fund that supports this project.

Contact information

Labor Student Aid Association (University Consortium Kyoto) TEL 075-353-9100 FAX 075-353-9101
〒600-8216 Campus Plaza Kyoto
Shiokoji, Nishinotoin-dori, Shimogyo-ku, Kyoto ※Business hours: Tuesday ~ Saturday 9:00~17:00 (excluding year-end and New Year holidays)

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