The Japanese Student Association at The University of Montana hosted a fundraising dinner March 3 at the First Presbyterian Church in Missoula to commemorate the one-year anniversary of the Tohoku earthquake and tsunami in Japan.
The event raised $3,737 for the Japan Rising Opportunity Scholarship established to assist future UM students from the Tohoku region that was most affected by the disaster.
Following a speech by the Consulate General of Japan in Seattle, UM students and faculty from the Tohoku region gave personal testimonials and members of the Japanese Student Association performed music and danced. The dinner attracted more than 170 guests and ticket sales revenue support the scholarship fund.
Foreign Student and Scholar Services, International Programs, Maureen and Mike Mansfield Center and the Office of Vice President for Student Affairs sponsored the event. The Japanese Student Association and the planning committee thank those who contributed to the dinner and scholarship fund.