Each year, the Giving Circle Scholarship committee will award a scholarship to one member of the Nisei Week court who has demonstrated a commitment to philanthropy and community service on behalf of the Japanese American community. The Scholarship committee will also be responsible for developing selection criteria, interviewing the candidates, and soliciting feedback from the Nisei Week Executive Board.

The Giving Circle will raise funds on an annual basis and all donations in excess of the annual scholarship amount may be donated to other organizations, including the Nisei Week Foundation.

Membership is open to all Giving Circle donors. Members will receive regular updates from the Scholarship Committee.

As a subcommittee of the Nisei Week Foundation, all donations to the JAWGC are considered tax-deductible charitable contributions.