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May 31, 2020

     Deadline for 2020 Scholarship  

     Applications.  Click here to apply.


July 26, 2020

     51st Annual Scholarship Fund

     Luncheon & Fashion Show

     Hilton Hawaiian Village

     Coral Ballroom



Congratulations to the 2019 Hui Makaala Scholarship Recipients!


David-John Fernandez

Samantha Harada

Megan Higa

Brandon Ing

Macy Luke

Riley Nakasone

Shelby Oshiro

Chloe-Mae Talkington


Thank you to Scholarship

Committee Chair, Clayton Uza

as well as committee members:

 Eric Nitta, Reid Yamashiro and Val Kato


   Formed in January 1946 with 60 members, Hui Makaala is an Okinawan scholarship organization whose goal is to promote the Okinawan culture and Uchinanchu Spirit through awarding educational scholarships to Hawaii's college-bound students who have an interest in and have contributed to the rich tapestry of Okinawan culture.

   The name "Hui Makaala" is derived from the Hawaiian language words "Hui", meaning club, group or association, and "Makaala" meaning ever alert, vigilant, and watchful.  Together, "Hui Makaala" implies an organization ever alert to serve, work, and strive together.  We are proud of our past Presidents which you can see listed here.










Click here for more information about the origins of Hui Makaala.



Come to the

51st Annual

Scholarship Fund Luncheon & Fashion Show!


Our scholarships would not exist without the hard work of Hui Makaala's club members and volunteers, as well as your support!  In 2019 we awarded eight students going to mainland universities as well as Hawaii's institutions of higher learning, over $20,000!  These scholarships are funded in part with the proceeds of the Hui Makaala Fashion Show, our biggest fundraiser of the year!


Don't miss out on this fun and fabulous event on Sunday, July 26, 2020 at the Hilton Hawaiian Village, Coral Ballroom. Reservation forms to be available in March.






Click here for photos from the HUOA Okinawan Festival

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