Scholarships & Programs
Chicago Okinawa Kenjinkai
College Scholarship Available
2010 Chicago Okinawa
Do you have a graduating high school senior in your family? Don’t forget that the Kenjinkai awards a $1000 scholarship to a qualified student each year. Please read the following if you do to find out if your senior is qualified to apply. Good Luck applicants!
Application Deadline is June 30th 2010. Applicants must therefore send their application through the US Postal Service and it must be post marked no later than June 30th 2010 to be considered for the award.
All applicants must meet the following requirements to be considered for our scholarship.
Selection of the award will be made from the applications received by the deadline date using the US postal stamp as verification that the application was received on time. All applicants meeting the above requirements will be considered and voted upon at the May officers meeting. Only official Kenjinkai officers will be allowed to vote for the successful applicant and the award will be announced at the Annual Chicago Okinawa Kenjinkai Picnic which will be held on July 31st 2010.
Contact any one of the Chicago Okinawa Kenjinkai officers if you have questions or need help. COKJK President - Mieko Zukeran is the primary point of contact for this scholarship.
Application Form Here
The Chicago Okinawa Kenjinkai is seeking a student to participate in the 2010 Junior Study Tour. The tour will take place in Okinawa from July 20th to July 26th 2010. The Okinawa Prefectural Government is inviting youth from overseas Kenjinkais’ to come to Okinawa to deepen their ties with Okinawa through participation in various learning experiences involving Okinawa's history, culture, society, nature, and study of peace. These activities will take place along side Okinawan students also participating in the program.
Applicants must be of Okinawan descent and between the ages of 13 to 18. They must not have participated in a prior junior study tour and the student must also be a Chicago Okinawa Kenjinkai member and have family in Okinawa that they can stay with for one to two weeks. For information on specific requirements or for the applications, Please contact our Kenjinkai President Mieko Zukeran at firstname.lastname@example.org or call (773) 818-4713. You can download the application from the scholarship page of our web site which is located at www.chicagookinawakenjinkai.com. Hurry though because the deadline to apply is March 15, 2010. All applications must be postmarked no later than Monday, March 15, 2010 to the Chicago Okinawa Kenjinkai.
any adult Kenjinkai member capable of translating between Japanese and
English and wishing to Chaperone for the 2010 Junior Study Tour should
contact Mieko Zukeran as the Okinawa Prefectural Government is seeking
Chaperones for the event.
2010 Host Family Bank
Since 2007, the Okinawa Prefectural Government has been conducting the Host Family Bank Program. The goal of this program is to facilitate international exchange with local residents, stimulate overseas Okinawan society, and develop the worldwide Uchina network through the promotion of two-way exchange between young Okinawans and young Okinawan descendents living overseas. The projected date for this year’s event is from June 16th, 2010 to June 26th, 2010. That’s 11 days and 10 nights of hands on learning opportunities. Participants will attend an Okinawan school and interact with Okinawan students. They will also visit the place of the participant’s ancestral roots in Okinawa, and participate in local events. They will experience hands-on learning of Okinawan traditional arts & crafts, cooking, and even karate. All while learning about the Ryukyu Kingdom and other aspects of Okinawan history.
The Okinawa Prefectural Government is now seeking participants for the Homestay Program for Overseas Youths of Okinawan Descent. The Submission Deadline for applications is April 1st, 2010 and the Notification of Selection date will be April 16th, 2010. These times are in Japan Standard Time so be sure to consider the date in Japan when making your submission. The information for applying to the program is now located on your Kenjinkai web site.
www.chicagookinawakenjinkai.com If interested please visit the site and download the necessary forms and information. Thank You Very Much for your efforts.
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Okinawa Prefectural Government Scholarship Application Due. Currently accepting Okinawan Prefectural Government Scholarship Applications - 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 University of the Ryukyus or the Okinawan Prefectural Art Institute(Geidai). The award includes air transportation, tuition, books, room and board. For more information, please contact HUOA at 676-5400 or email to email@example.com. Get an application.