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Plant a Diplomatic Tree Scholarship

During these challenging times, many students are finding the financial and opportunity cost of joining ISC Conferences to be increasingly prohibitive, making participation difficult. This is especially the case for those with student loans or those who are entering a deeply uncertain post-graduation job market. The ISC Plant a Diplomatic Tree Scholarship provides a needs based scholarship for one accepted delegate for each conference covering the full cost of participation in JASC, KASC, and ChASC. Accepted delegates will be notified when applications open.

Update: Application instructions will be emailed to accepted delegates for each conference.


Applications Close:
February 28, 2023 at 11:59 PM EST

Scholarship Awarded: March 28, 2023


Applications Close:
March 17, 2023 at 11:59 PM EST

Scholarship Awarded: April 17, 2023


Applications Close:

Scholarship Awarded: TBA

Annual Funding Campaign

These scholarships are supported by donations from alumni and friends. This year, your impact is doubled with donations matched up to $6,000!

JASC Branch in Honor of Kristy Murray Holch

In 2022, the ISC Board of Directors named a branch of the “tree” in honor of Kristy Murray Holch (JASC 38) and her commitment to global citizenship. As ISC Board Chair for over a decade, Kristy expanded ISC’s mission to sow the seeds for deeper peer-to-peer opportunities beyond Japan to include Korea and China. Unexpectedly, Kristy passed away in July. In her honor, Kristy’s family, ISC and Board members past and present dedicated a branch in her name.

Kristy Murray Holch with JASC 38 in 1986