2021 General Scholarship
2021 General Scholarship Guidelines
This is the 51st time since 1971, the Japanese American Association of New York, Inc. has been awarding scholarships to graduating high school students of Japanese descent living in the New York tri-state area who are applying to US institutions of higher learning.
In the past, scholarships have been awarded in the range of $1,000.00 to $10,000.00 and airline tickets to Japan may also be awarded to certain scholarship recipients this year.
Due to COVID-19, we will hold online award presentation in June.
- A completed application form with one passport size photo.
- A double-spaced essay not exceeding 500 words on one of the following topics:
- The relationship between the U.S. and Japan has become even more important in recent
years in light of changing dynamics in East Asia, including potential conflicts in the
region. What contributions can Japanese American/Asian youth make to strengthen the ties
between the U.S. and Japan, and how might such contributions help to reduce tensions in
- The COVID-19 pandemic has impacted all Americans, prompting a united response. But it
has also divided American communities. Having become a target of blame, the impact of the
pandemic on the Asian-American community has been particularly profound. What are the
contributing factors and causes for the disturbing rise in anti-Asian hate and violence? What
are your thoughts on Anti-Asian violence and what actions can the Asian-American
community take to address anti-Asian hate and violence?
- Your latest school transcript AND a copy of SAT or ACT scores.
- A letter of recommendation from your school counselor or teacher.
- Membership in JAA. If no one in your family is a member of JAA, a membership form is
available at www.jaany.org . Please call the JAA office with any questions.
- You must be attending a four- year college in the United States in the fall of 2021.
The deadline for applications is Monday, May 3, 2021, noon
JAA Scholarship Committee
Japanese American Association of New York, Inc.
49 West 45th Street, 11th Floor
New York, NY 10036
E-mail address: firstname.lastname@example.org or email@example.com
Applications may be sent via e-mail or fax. However, letters of recommendation and transcripts, if sent electronically, must be sent from the issuer (not student applicant) AND the original signed/stamped copies submitted by mail.
INCOMPLETE APPLICATIONS WILL NOT BE REVIEWED.
All applicants will be notified of the results of their application.
If you have any questions, please call us at 212-840-6942.
Co-Chairpersons: Makoto Iwahara and Koji Sato, JAA Vice Presidents
JAA RESERVES ALL RIGHTS AND THE SOLE DISCRETION IN THE SELECTION OR CHANGES TO AVAILABLE SCHOLARSHIPS, AWARDEE SELECTION AND ANY MATTERS RELATING TO THE SCHOLARSHIP AWARDS.
The JAA reserves the right to review the conditions and procedures for this scholarship program and make changes at any time.