Calendar of Events
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.
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.