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2017 OAA Members Picnic, Scholarship Awards, Okinawan Bon Dance

Artwork by Teak Oliver

Okinawa Association of America’s Annual Members Picnic
Sunday, July 16 • 11AM ~ 4PM (opens @ 10) • Whittier Narrows Park

750 Santa Anita Avenue, Area E-1, South El Monte • On-site parking fee: $6

LEARN MORE ABOUT THE PICNIC:
ABOUT | SPONSORSENTERTAINMENT | RAFFLE PRIZES
BENTO LUNCHES | BON DANCING | ART CONTEST

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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.

OAA Scholarships for 2016 Graduating High School Students

2014 OAA High School Scholarship awardees at our Annual Picnic!

DEADLINE: May 30, 2016

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 2016

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 17, 2016 (date subject to change).

APPLICATIONS NOW AVAILABLE:
Download the OAA HS scholarship application checklist and 2016 OAA Scholarship App (PDF)/2016 OAA Scholarship App (WORD) today! Please contact the OAA for more information at oaamensore@gmail.com or 310-532-1929.

2016 Uchinaa Junior Study Program

ATTENTION OAA MEMBERS!

Junior Study Tour

The Uchinaa Junior Study Program (formerly the Junior Study Tour) is an annual immersion program that brings 20 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 Uchinaanchu from around the world as well as students from Okinawa, with the hope that bonds and understandings will develop between overseas Uchinaanchu and their mother island.

TOUR DATES: July 24 ~ August 8, 2016

APPLICATION DEADLINE: APRIL 1, 2016 (FRIDAY)
It may be delivered in person, mailed, or emailed, but it MUST be in the office by 4:00 PM (Pacific Standard Time)

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2016 New Year’s Party

Okinawa Association of America’s Annual New Year’s Party
Sunday, January 17 • 11AM ~ 3:30PM • Quiet Cannon @ Montebello Golf Course

901 Via San Clemente, Montebello, California 90640
Facebook Event Page

Click on a link below to learn more:
ABOUT | ENTERTAINMENT | RAFFLE PRIZES
LUNCHEON | MERCHANDISE | TICKET INFORMATION
VOLUNTEER | DONATE

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2016 Niseta Tour in Brasil • Applications Due 11/25/2015

Niseta Tour 2016

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2016 Kempi Scholarship to Study in Okinawa • DEADLINE: 10/9

2015 Kempi Students Party

NOTE: This specific post is for OAA members only (if you’re not an OAA member, please contact your closest Okinawa kenjinkai/association). Each kenjinkai/association submits their own applicants to the Okinawa Prefectural Government.

The 2015 application for the Kempi Scholarship to study in Okinawa is now available for interested persons! This unique and incredibly wonderful opportunity has been around a long time, but has changed and expanded in the past few years.

APPLICATION DEADLINE: OCTOBER 9
If you’re interested in applying, please let us know AS SOON AS POSSIBLE. There is an extensive application and selection process, so a sit-down info session at the OAA is highly recommended. Please contact us at 310-532-1929 or oaamensore@gmail.com

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