Category Archives: Scholarship Committee

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

OAA ANNUAL SCHOLARSHIP

DEADLINE: May 31, 2017

REQUIREMENTS:
• Must be fully or partially of Okinawan descent
• Parents (guardians) or applicant must be OAA member(s)
• Minimum GPA of 3.0
• Must be graduating high school in 2017

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 16, 2017 (date subject to change).

APPLICATIONS NOW AVAILABLE:
Download the OAA HS scholarship application checklist (PDF) and 2017 OAA Scholarship App (PDF) / 2017 OAA Scholarship App (WORD) today! Please contact the OAA for more information at oaamensore@gmail.com or 310-532-1929.

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OAA Picnic Entertainment Schedule

13331157_10154149233680610_7176241762778589143_nThe annual OAA picnic is coming up on Sunday, July 17, at Whittier Narrows Recreation Group Picnic Area #E-1. The picnic open at 10AM; program begins at 10:45 AM. Below is the general lineup of the full entertainment schedule for the picnic.

NOTE: Schedule is subject to change

  • 10:45
    • President’s Welcome
    • VIP Welcome
    • Rajio Taiso- Radio Exercise warm-up for all!
  • 11AM – 12PM
    • Puniwai Hula Halau
    • Blaise and Phoenix Baker – ukelele
    • Ai Teshima – solo tahitian
    • Toyomu Kai – Ryukyu dance
    • Martial Arts Committee
    • Ryukyukoku Matsuri Daiko
    • Toyomu Kai – Ryukyu dance
    • Na Wahine ‘O Kawena Hula Halau
  • 12PM – 1PM
    • Shosetsu Kai – Ryukyu dance
    • DJ Neal – karaoke
    • Scholarship Awards
    • Kids Games (Round 1)
  • 1PM – 2 PM
    • Aikoh Kai – Okinawa minyo music
    • Raffle Drawing
    • Kids Art Contest Winners announced
    • Shosetsu Kai – Ryukyu dance
    • Kalyn Aolani Oshiro – ukelele
    • Kids Games (Round 2)
  • 2PM – 3PM
    • Logan Brothers – contemporary music
    • Raffle Drawings
    • Special overseas guests: Nema Mamoru & Motomura Atsuko – Uta-sanshin
  • 3PM – 4PM
    • Bon dancing
    • Tug O’ War- Tsunahiki
    • Raffle: Grand Prize

Check out our Facebook page for more details of the picnic. For more information, see 2016 Picnic Flyer Inserts.

Hope to see you there!

OAA Scholarships for 2015 Graduating High School Students

2014 OAA High School Scholarship awardees at our Annual Picnic!

DEADLINE: May 22, 2015

REQUIREMENTS:
• Must be graduating high school in 2015
• Must be of full or partial Okinawan descent
• Parents or applicant must be OAA member(s)
• Minimum 3.0 GPA

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 Picnic at Whittier Narrows Recreation Park on Sunday, July 12, 2015 (date subject to change).

Please contact the OAA at oaamensore@gmail.com or 310-532-1929 for the application!

OAA Scholarship Applications for 2014 Graduating High School Students

2013 Scholarship Awardees

2013 OAA High School Scholarship awardees with President Shingi Kuniyoshi (far left) and Chogi Higa (far right)

Applications for the OAA’s annual scholarship awards for 2014 high school graduates are now available!

Applicant Requirements:
• Must be graduating high school in 2014
• Must be of full or partial Okinawan descent
• Parents or applicant must be OAA member(s)
• Minimum 3.0 GPA

DEADLINE: JUNE 13, 2014

The awards will be based primarily on academic accomplishments with due consideration given to extra-curricular and community activities and financial needs. The scholarship awards will be presented at the OAA’s Annual Picnic at Whittier Narrows Recreation Park on Sunday, July 13, 2014.

Please contact the OAA at 310-532-1929 or mensore@earthlink.net for the application!

OAA Scholarship Applications for Graduating High School Students (Extended Deadline: June 14)

2012 OAA Scholarship Recipients
Applications for the OAA’s annual scholarship awards for 2013 high school graduates are now available! Applicant requirements include:

  • Must be graduating high school in 2013
  • Must be of full or partial Okinawan descent
  • Parents or applicant must be OAA member(s)
  • Minimum 3.0 GPA

EXTENDED DEADLINE: JUNE 14, 2013

The awards will be based primarily on academic accomplishments with due consideration given to extra-curricular and community activities and financial needs.

The scholarship awards will be presented at the OAA’s Annual Picnic at Whittier Narrows Recreation Park on Sunday, July 7, 2013.

Click here to download the application materials (PDF file)

Please contact the OAA at 310-532-1929 or mensore@earthlink.net for more information!