Scholarships & Programs

Chicago Okinawa Kenjinkai

College Scholarship Available

2019 Chicago Okinawa Kenjinkai Scholarship
Don’t forget that the Kenjinkai awards a $1000 scholarship to a qualified student each year.

Do you have a graduating high school senior in your family? Don’t forget that the Kenjinkai awards a $1000 scholarship to a qualified student each year. Please read the following if you do to find out if your senior is qualified to apply. Good Luck applicants!

Application Deadline is June 30th 2018. Applicants must therefore send their application through the US Postal Service and it must be post marked no later than June 30th 2018 to be considered for the award.

All applicants must meet the following requirements to be considered for our scholarship.

  • The applicant must be a high school senior enrolling in an undergraduate program at an accredited college or university.
  • First year college or university students may also be considered but only if there are no applications received from qualified high school applicants by the May 1st cutoff.
  • Applicants must provide an official transcript from their current school indicating a "B" grade point average or higher. This transcript must be submitted along with the application through the US Postal Service.
  • The applicant must also submit a 300 to 500 word essay on their goals and aspirations for the future and how our scholarship will help them contribute to the Chicago Okinawa Kenjinkai’s goal of keep Okinawan culture and traditions alive for future generations. Please include any participation in the Okinawan arts that you or your parents have participated in.
  • The applicant or the applicant’s family must have been a “Member in good standing” for at least three years to be considered. Please indicate such on your application.

Selection of the award will be made from the applications received by the deadline date using the US postal stamp as verification that the application was received on time. All applicants meeting the above requirements will be considered and voted upon at the May officers meeting. Only official Kenjinkai officers will be allowed to vote for the successful applicant and the award will be announced at the Annual Chicago Okinawa Kenjinkai Picnic which will be held on July 31st 2018.

Contact any one of the Chicago Okinawa Kenjinkai officers if you have questions or need help. COKJK President - Mieko Zukeran is the primary point of contact for this scholarship.

Application Form Here