The Okazaki Scholarship Defined
The Okazaki Scholarship fund is used to help AJJF members attend the National Convention, who could not otherwise attend because of financial limitations. Most often, the scholarship pays for a portion of the cost of the convention package. Occasionally, it will pay for the complete cost of the convention package (clinics, banquet, t-shirt).
To be eligible for the scholarship, the applicant must be registered as a current AJJF member with the AJJF Central Office for at least one month before filing a scholarship application.
The scholarship application has a section for the applicant to fill out, and a section for the sensei recommendation. To apply for an Okazaki Scholarship, please complete the application at least 45 days prior to the event. A reminder of the application due date will be advertised to all AJJF school heads.
Every effort will be made to award scholarships to all eligible applicants. The Convention Host in cooperation with the AJJF Convention Committee Chair will review applications and will notify recipients of their scholarship. The applicant will receive notification of the application status no later than 30 days prior to the event.