Applications are being accepted for Hui O Laulima’s 2017 Cultural Grant program. The prospective grant projects/activities and expenditure of grant monies must take place during the 2017 January-December calendar year. Applications are due by Aug. 31, 2016.
Hui O Laulima has been awarding grants and scholarships since 1984. To date, the organization has awarded more $158,000 for projects aimed at preserving, perpetuating and promoting Okinawan culture. In the spirit of laulima, which is Hawaiian for “giving a helping hand,” Hui O Laulima awards grants to individuals and groups with a same desire.
The criteria for selection include:
- Interest in the study, perpetuation and promotion, including goodwill projects, of Okinawan culture (music, dance, art or other forms of artistic expressions), language and history;
- Leadership ability;
- Community service;
- Acceptance to study under a recognized instructor of Okinawan culture, language and/or history;
- Participation in programs for the promotion and perpetuation of Okinawan culture;
- Financial need;
- Overall potential for success;
- Clarity of goal(s); and
- Two letters of recommendation from individuals other than relatives.
- Grant monies cannot be used to purchase costumes, equipment and/or supplies for personal use.
Inquiries and/or requests for application forms can be directed to Karen Fuse, committee chair, at
firstname.lastname@example.org or call (808) 735-4523.