Seven recipients were selected to receive scholarships for 2016. They are:
- Kristen Masada – Leland H.S. - $10,000 Oyama Family Foundation Scholarship ($2,500 each of 4 years).
- Alison Shikada – Presentation H.S. - $3,000 Kenji Sakauye Memorial Scholarship
- Jemma Jio – Prospect H.S. – $2,500 Phil Y. Matsumura Community Scholarship and $500 Ada Y. Uyeda Memorial Scholarship
- Megan Yabumoto – Sobrato H.S. - $2,500 George Masunaga Endowment Scholarship
- Kylie Kuwada – Christopher H.S. - $1,000 Masuo B. Nakamura Memorial Scholarship
- Leila Nakasone – Mt. Pleasant H.S. - $500 Lanette Yoneko Hayakawa Memorial Scholarship
- Christopher Takeuchi – Pioneer H.S. - $300 San Jose JACL Chapter Award
Members of the selection committee are Gary Jio, Dr. Mitsu Kumagai, JoAnn Okabe Kubo, Joyce Oyama. Sharon Uyeda is the Chair of the committee.
The San Jose JACL gratefully acknowledges the fallowing families for their generosity in providing scholarships to deserving high school seniors:
Mrs. John Hayakawa, George Masunaga family, Phil Matsumura family, Margie and Jackie Nakamura, Oyama Family and Henry Uyeda.