Jack Ozawa Chapter Scholarship
Each year, the Philadelphia Chapter offers the Jack Ozawa Scholarship for local high school seniors who are JACL members. For information, please contact:
Ms. Miiko Horikawa, Scholarship Chair, at 484-796-4252.

National Internships and Fellowships
JACL programs also help train our young future leaders through a variety of internships, fellowships, and leadership programs. More information on these programs are found on the national JACL website.

JACL’s National Scholarship Program
Annually, the JACL offers about 30 college scholarships for incoming college freshmen, undergraduates, graduates, and those specializing in law and the creative/performing arts.

A scholarship program brochure and applications for the upcoming academic year can be found on the JACL website at   The National JACL Scholarship Program requires that all applicants be a student or individual member of the JACL.  Membership under a parent will not fulfill this requirement.

Freshman Applications
The freshman applications must be submitted directly by the applicant to his/her local chapter, postmarked no later than March 1 of the upcoming academic year.  Philadelphia Chapter members should mail their application to Miiko Horikawa, PO BOX 190, Honey Brook, PA 19344. All other students who require the mailing address for their chapter may contact JACL Membership Assistant Tomiko Ismail at or by calling (415) 921-5225.

JACL chapters will then have one month to screen the applications and forward their most outstanding freshman applications to:  “National JACL Freshman Scholarship Committee,” c/o San Diego JACL, 6917 Town View Lane, San Diego, CA 92120.   There is no limit to the number of applications a chapter may forward to National for consideration, but it is requested they only be of the strongest applicants. Chapters must submit their selected freshman applications to the National Committee, postmarked no later than April 1 of the upcoming academic year in order to be considered.

Non-Freshman Scholarship Applicants
Applications for the “other” scholarship categories (undergraduate, graduate, law, creative/performing arts, and student aid) are to be sent directly by the applicant to:  “National JACL Scholarship Committee,” c/o Washington, DC JACL, 5406 Uppingham Street, Chevy Chase, MD 20815.   Applications for these categories must be postmarked no later than April 1 for the upcoming academic year to be considered.

It is requested that chapters inform their respective membership and communities of the National JACL Scholarship Program, which can be an opportunity to boost membership for the chapter and stimulate interest in the JACL.

For more information on the National JACL Scholarship Program, contact Regional Director Patty Wada at, or National JACL Vice President for Planning & Development Chip Larouche at