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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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A Look Back at 2014

2014 Collage

Written by Joseph Kamiya
OAA Culture Committee chairperson

We know that this list doesn’t do justice to the wonderful year we had — what were YOUR favorite OAA moments of 2014? Let us know in the comments section!

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OAA Bazaar 2014 Menu and Schedule

OAA Bazaar 2014

OAA BAZAAR & FUNDRAISER
Sunday [
日曜日], October 12th, 2014 [2014年10月12日]
11:00AM ~ 4:00PM [午前11時~午後4時]
OAA Center • 16500 South Western Avenue

On October 12 (Sunday), the Okinawa Association of America (OAA) will host their Annual Bazaar & Fundraiser at the OAA Center in Gardena. This is the only annual event in Southern California that celebrates Okinawan culture, bringing the community together for an afternoon of delicious food and soulful entertainment!

NOTE: Parking is available in nearby residential areas. It is recommended that you arrive early because many popular food and merchandise items tend to sell out quickly. For more information, please contact the OAA at 310-532-1929 or oaamensore@gmail.com.

Ways to Help the OAA Bazaar

EXPLORE THE BAZAAR:
FOOD MENU
 | KID’S CORNER | ENTERTAINMENT
RAFFLES & MERCHANDISE | COUPONS | PROMOTE
DONATE OR VOLUNTEER

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2014 NKK Scholarship for Students of Japanese Culture

The Nanka Kenjinkai Kyogikai (Japanese Prefectural Association of Southern California) is now accepting applications for its 2014 scholarship for outstanding students of Japanese culture (e.g. art, entertainment, martial arts, etc). Qualifying applicants must be current members of a kenjinkai, between 17 – 27 years of age, and a dedicated practitioner of a Japanese cultural tradition. Applying consists of a recommendation letter from the instructor of the Japanese cultural tradition, a recommendation from your kenjinkai, transcripts and passport photos.

If you are a member of OAA and interested in applying for this scholarship, please contact the OAA at 310-532-1929 or mensore @ earthlink . net (please remove all of the spaces in the email address).

The scholarship application deadline to be considered as an OAA nominee is July 31, so please contact us as soon as possible!

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 Members in the News • December 2013 Edition

Originally published in Haisai OAA News (December 2013 • No. 81)

Performers from the Ryukyukoku Matsuri Daiko Texas Branch’s 5th anniversary show, “Kokyo: Dialogue Between Hearts,” in Houston, Texas. (photo provided by the Okinawan Cultural Association of Texas)

Performers from the Ryukyukoku Matsuri Daiko Texas Branch’s 5th anniversary show, “Kokyo: Dialogue Between Hearts,” in Houston, Texas. (photo provided by the Okinawan Cultural Association of Texas)

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