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May 31, 2021

     Deadline for 2021 Scholarship  

     Applications.  Click here to apply.



     Annual Scholarship Fund

     Luncheon & Fashion Show





Congratulations to the 2020 Hui Makaala Scholarship Recipients!


Kyra Pila - Kamehameha Schools

Amanda Nitta - Kaiser HS

Aren Pai - Mililani HS

Paige Mayeda - HBA

Chloe-Mae Talkington - Waianae HS

Riley Nakasone - Kalani HS

Cuyler Murata - Kalani HS

Kolby Odo - Pearl City HS

Taylor San Juan - Kaimuki Christian HS

Haley Yamasato - Moanalua HS

Sara Toma - Kalani HS


Thank you to Scholarship

Committee Chair, Clayton Uza

as well as committee members:

 Eric Nitta, Reid Yamashiro, Ryan Okunaga, Dennis Shimabukuro 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.



The Hui Makaala


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 2020 we awarded eleven students going to mainland universities as well as Hawaii's institutions of higher learning, $21,000!  These scholarships are funded in part with the proceeds of the Hui Makaala Fashion Show, our biggest fundraiser of the year!


Unfortunately due to the ongoing pandemic, our famous Fashion Show has been postponed to a future date to be determined.






Click here for photos from the HUOA Okinawan Festival

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