UW Nikkei Alumni Association Scholarship

Website: UW Nikkei Alumni Association

The UW Nikkei Alumni Association offers scholarships to students of Japanese ancestry who attend the University of Washington. Our scholarship committee offers awards to students based on their financial need, academic achievements and community service, especially to the Asian-American community. Generally, five awards ranging from $3,200-$4,000 are granted by our Board of Trustees.
Open to full-time students of Japanese Ancestry attending UW. Applications are evaluated on academic achievement, financial need, and school/community service, especially to the Japanese-American community.
Student Type
  • freshman
  • sophomore
  • junior
  • senior
  • graduate
Citizen Type
  • US Citizen
  • Permanent Resident
Scholarship applications may be downloaded from our website. Awards are open to all Nikkei undergraduate and graduate students who plan to attend the UW on a full time basis. Entering freshmen are eligible for awards. All eligible and promising students are encouraged to apply.

The UW Nikkei Alumni Association (UWNAA) has a rich history that spans many generations of Nikkei huskies. Established in 1922, the UWNAA is celebrating over 90 years of commitment and service to the Nikkei and University of Washington communities.

Since 1965, when the SYNKOA house was sold to the University of Washington, the UWNAA has given away over 375 scholarships amounting to over $450,000 to deserving University of Washington Nikkei students. The UW Nikkei Alumni Association is open to all Nikkei graduates. We welcome all to join us and carry on the rich and proud tradition of the organization.

Contact Information


c/o Scholarship Chair, UW Nikkei Alumni Association, 2703 36th Ave. SW. Seattle, WA 98126.