Monthly Archives: April 2018

2018 Onna Village Kenshuu Program

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Cape Manzamō, located near Onna Village in Okinawa (Wikipedia)

Applications are now available for the 2018 Onna Village Kenshuu Program. This is an all-expenses-paid scholarship for young Uchinaanchu to study in Okinawa for six months.

DEADLINE:
Please contact the OAA by May 7, 2018 to begin the application process: oaamensore@gmail.com, (310) 532-1929. The application is very intensive, so please do not wait until the last minute.

PROGRAM PERIOD:
September 2018 to February 2019

APPLICANT ELIGIBILITY:

  • Must be a current OAA member
  • Must have ancestral/familial roots in Onna Village, Okinawa
  • Must have a relative/friend in Okinawa to sponsor you (preferably somebody living in Onna Village)
  • Must be between 18 – 35 years of age
  • Must be in relatively good health
  • Some Japanese language skills required

(Note: If you are not an OAA member, please contact your local Okinawa kenjinkai/association to apply. Applying does not guarantee acceptance into the program.)

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OAA Annual Scholarship for Graduating High School Students (Deadline: May 31, 2018)

OAA ANNUAL SCHOLARSHIP

DEADLINE: Application materials must be postmarked or delivered to the OAA office by May 31, 2018 (Thursday), 4:00 p.m. (Pacific Standard Time)

REQUIREMENTS:

  • Applicant must be of full or partial Okinawan descent
  • Parents or guardians must be OAA members
  • Minimum GPA of 3.0
  • Applicant must be graduating high school in 2018

The awards will be based primarily on academic accomplishments with due consideration given to extracurricular, community activities, and financial needs. The scholarship awards will be presented at the OAA’s Annual Members’ Picnic at Whittier Narrows Recreation Park on Sunday, July 15, 2018 (date subject to change).

APPLICATION MATERIALS:

Please contact the OAA for more information at (310) 532-1929 or oaamensore@gmail.com

2018 Rummage FUNdrive and E-Waste Collection

In observance of Earth Day, the OAA is teaming up with recycling company, Savers, to recycle, reuse, and reduce unwanted items in your home. For every donation made, Savers will purchase 20 cents per pound for soft goods, 5 cents per pound for miscellaneous, and 5 cents per pound for books and media. (Damaged or incomplete items will NOT be accepted)

Our goal is to raise $1,000 which is a equivalent of 400 13-gallon bags!

We are also teaming up with All Green Recycling to collect and recycle electronic waste. (Various electronics will be accepted, but specifically TVs, monitors, laptops and tablets will earn OAA 12 cents per pound!)

Volunteers needed in the first two weeks of April to organize and bag items, and on April 14 to help with loading the truck. Service hours are available for students. Please click here to sign up: https://goo.gl/forms/vEqznleNK0msXYVR2

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