Application period: Currently Closed

Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc. is an organization of college educated women committed to the constructive development of its members and to public service with a primary focus on the Black community. Since its chartering in 1991, the Okinawa Alumnae Chapter has acknowledged outstanding SOFA status students by awarding financial assistance towards their education, in any field of study, and at any U.S. college or university.

How to Apply

Confirm Eligibility

 confirm  Eligibility

  • Dependent of a sponsor with SOFA status

  • Enrolled in a high school on Okinawa, Japan.

  • Graduating senior with a minimum cumulative 2.5 GPA

  • Accepted to a U.S. accredited college or university.

Gather documents


  • Official high school transcript with cumulative GPA

  • Acceptance letter from a U.S. accredited college or university

  • One (1) signed letter of recommendation from a non-family member

Respond to essay question


Applicants will be asked to respond to one of several questions, either in writing or as a videotaped oral presentation. Written responses must be typewritten and not exceed 2 pages, single spaced. Videotaped responses may not exceed 6 minutes.

Responses will be scored using the following scoring rubrics.


Submit application


Submit your completed application and question response by the specified due date. 

Applicants with a completed packet will be contacted to schedule an interview. 

*** If awarded a scholarship, the funds will be made payable to the college/university on the behalf of the awardee.  Scholarship winners must email the enrollment verification form to the Okinawa Alumnae Chapter at oacdstscholarship@gmail.com.  The deadline for receiving the enrollment verification is 30 September. ***