The Forest Hills Scholarship Fund was created in 1989 for local science and technology college students as part of an effort to help foster the development of a new generation of scientists and engineers. Since 2005, the Fund has been administered by the HIOKI Scholarship and Greening Foundation, which is working to expand the scope of its activities.
HIOKI Scholarship and Greening Foundation
The HIOKI Scholarship and Greening Foundation was established in 2005 to contribute to the development of the local community by carrying on activities of the Forest Hills Scholarship Fund and Local Afforestation program. In 2010, the Foundation was certified as a public-interest corporation.
The Fund supports human resources development by providing non-repayable scholarship grants to science and technology college students from eastern and northern Nagano Prefecture.
The Fund supports local afforestation projects by donating seedlings and providing tree-planting instruction to schools, public facilities, and other organizations in Nagano Prefecture.