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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!

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2015 Uchina Junior Study Program

ATTENTION MIDDLE & HIGH SCHOOL STUDENTS!

Junior Study Tour

The Uchina Junior Study Program (formerly the Junior Study Tour) is an annual immersion program that brings 15 middle and high school students to the islands of Okinawa. Sponsored by the Okinawa Prefectural Government, elected students are given an all-expense-paid trip to study Okinawan history, culture, society, and diaspora, with an emphasis on nature, peace, and identity. Students will also be given the opportunity to interact with Uchinanchu from around the world as well as students from Okinawa, with the hope that bonds and understandings will develop between overseas Uchinanchu and their mother island.

APPLICATION DEADLINE: Friday, March 27, 2015
It may be delivered in person, mailed, or emailed, but it MUST be in the office by 4:00 PM.

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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!

Study Abroad in Okinawa! Now Accepting Applications

ATTENTION MIDDLE & HIGH SCHOOL STUDENTS!

Junior Study Tour

The Uchina Junior Study Program (formerly the Junior Study Tour) is an annual immersion program that brings 15 middle and high school students to the islands of Okinawa. Sponsored by the Okinawa Prefectural Government, elected students are given an all-expense-paid trip to study Okinawan history, culture, society, and Diaspora, with an emphasis on nature, peace, and identity. Students will also be given the opportunity to interact with Uchinanchu from around the world as well as students from Okinawa, with the hope that bonds and understandings will develop between overseas Uchinanchu and their mother island.

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