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June 3, 2016

     Deadline for 2016 Scholarship  

     Applications.  Click here to apply.


July 24, 2016

     47th Annual Scholarship Fund

     Luncheon & Fashion Show

     Hilton Hawaiian Village

     Coral Ballroom

     Click here for more info!



Congratulations to the 2015 Hui Makaala Scholarship Recipients!


Alexander Abe

Kelli Miyahira

Tylar Umeno

Kim Yamamoto

Riley Carbaloc

Justin Higa

Ty Shimabukuro

Sydney Tsukenjo

Kylie Leong


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

47th 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 2015 we awarded nine students a total of $18,000!  These scholarships are funded in part with the proceeds of the Hui Makaala Fashion Show, our biggest fundraiser of the year!


This year, we are proud to feature the designs of Dolkii, Boutique Sharon and Kaypee Soh!


Don't miss out on this fun and fabulous event on Sunday, July 24, 2016 at the Hilton Hawaiian Village, Coral Ballroom.


Reservations are now being taken.  For more information, click here!






Click here for photos from the HUOA Okinawan Festival

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