OAA Annual High School Scholarship 2021


Please contact the OAA office
oaamensore@gmail.com, (310) 532-1929

Hand-delivered to the OAA office by 4 p.m.
on MAY 28, 2021 OR postmarked* by MAY 28, 2021

* If mailing the documents, it is the responsibility of the applicant to inform the OAA office about submission and follow-up to confirm delivery.


Every year, the Okinawa Association of America, Inc. (OAA) recognizes and rewards graduating high school seniors of Okinawan descent. The selection process will be based on the student’s academic accomplishments, extracurricular activities, community contributions, transcript, essays, letters of recommendation, financial need and special consideration for community hours at the OAA.


  • Graduating high school seniors (class of 2021) of Southern California who will attend college in the 2021 – 2022 academic year
  • Children of Okinawan ancestry
  • Children of parent(s) who are current 2021 members of the OAA
  • Students with a GPA of 3.0 and above


  • Two (2) letters of recommendation from a teacher, coach, mentor or counselor on official letterhead with person’s title (family recommendations will not be accepted)
  • Two (2) essays
  • Transcripts
  • Application must be typed, printed out, and signed (handwritten applications will not be accepted)
  • All required documents must be postmarked by May 28, 2021 OR hand-delivered to the OAA office by 4.p.m. on May 28, 2021

Scholarship recipients will be notified prior to the OAA Annual Picnic on Sunday, July 25, 2021 when scholarship awards presentation will take place virtually.
Recipients are asked to participate in this event live, if possible.