HUOA Scholarships & Grants
Youths of Okinawan descent from around the world will learn about Okinawan history, culture, and nature while experiencing daily life with local Okinawan youths of the same age group. They will build strong bonds, and deepen their understanding of their Okinawan roots, the local Okinawan students will broaden their international outlooks, and grow the generation that will shoulder the Uchinaa Network.
2023 Application: Send an email to email@example.com or visit: https://wun.jp/en/article/5427
Deadline to submit applications to HUOA: Monday, March 13, 2023.
Deadline to submit applications to Okinawa: Thursday, March 30, 2023.
Tentative program dates (Hawaii standard time):
Part 1: 6/24/2023 (Sat) 2:00～4:00 PM, online
Part 2: 7/8/2023 (Sat) 2:00～4:00 PM, online
Part 3: 7/29/2023 (Sat) – 8/4/2022 (Fri) 7 days in-person in Okinawa
Part 4: 10/28/2023 (Sat) 2:00～4:00 PM, online
Okinawan Prefectural Government offers a scholarship for young persons of Okinawan descent an opportunity to learn about Okinawan culture and other subjects of interest so that they can return to their communities and share what they have learned and experienced. Selected individuals will study at the University of the Ryukyus, Meio University (Nago City), Okinawan Prefectural University of Arts (Geidai), Okinawa International University (TBD). This scholarship includes air transportation, tuition, books, room, and board. For more information, please contact HUOA at 676-5400 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
6 months from September 1, 2023 to March 31, 2024
2023 Application – Scroll down for English: https://www.pref.okinawa.jp/site/bunka-sports/koryu/honka/2023shitei.html
Submit your application to HUOA at email@example.com by March 13, 2023
Hui O Laulima has provided grants to individuals and organizations in our local Okinawan community with the greatest potential for the preservation, promotion, and perpetuation of the Okinawan culture.
2023 Cultural Grant Awardees:
- Jimpu Kai USA Kin Ryosho Ryukyu Geino Kenkyusho Hawaii Shibu: to fund airfare to Okinawa for 2 teachers to continue research/documentation, perform and conduct workshops through the Okinawa Prefectural University of the Arts.
- Maui Okinawa Kenjin Kai-Jimpu Kai Maui : to provide funding for Cheryl Nakasone senseiʻs airfare for monthly classes on Maui.
- Tamagusuku Ryu Senju Kai Frances Nakachi Ryubu Dojo: to fund airfare to Okinawa for 2 students to take their certification tests, accompanied by their sensei.
2023 Cultural Grant Application deadline is July 31, 2022. Click here for information and application