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WUB Hawaii’s 2nd Worldwide Uchinanchu Conference-Brazil $1,000 Grants
In 2003, HUOA and WUB Hawaii (Worldwide Uchinanchu Business Association) co-sponsored the very successful 1st Worldwide Uchinanchu Conference in Hawaii. This was the first gathering of Uchinanchu worldwide outside of Okinawa. About 2,000 people from abroad participated. At the closing event, it was announced that the Brazil Okinawa Kenjinkai and WUB Brazil will co-sponsor the 2nd Worldwide Uchinanchu Conference in August 2008.
WUB Hawaii will be offering four $1,000 grants to young Uchinanchu businesspersons to participate in the 2nd Worldwide Uchinanchu Conference in Brazil, as well as the 12th WUB International Conference in Brazil and the 100th Year Immigration Celebrations in Brazil and Argentina.
Criteria for Selection of Recipients (Two Males and Two Females):
Member of HUOA club
At least part-Okinawan
Resident of Hawaii
Overall potential for success
Maximum 45 years of age in 2008
Two letters of recommendation from non-relative
Willing to type 500-word report after trip
For application or more information, please contact:
Ed Kuba WUB Hawaii Grant Committee Chairman
Tel: 941-0586 email: emkuba(a)yahoo.com
Bob Nakasone WUB Hawaii Advisor
Tel. 531-4309 email: nakasoner001(a)hawaii.rr.com
Visit the WUB tent at the Okinawan Festival.
Applications will be accepted from June 1-31, 2007
Personal interviews may be requested in July 2007.
Final decisions will be made by August 31, 2007.
Application form may be downloaded here:
Microsoft Word version .DOC (148 kb)
Portable Document Format .PDF (52 kb)
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