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Air Date: September 11, 1997
Koide scholarship for immigrant children
Nearly 80 years after Sukeichi and Hideko Koide immigrated to Hawaii from Japan, they will be immortalized in the form of a scholarship through the University of Hawaii Foundation.
The scholarship is part of an endowment gift their Samuel made to honor his parent's hard work in rearing 12 children. Samuel, the fourth oldest, was the first to go to college.
The Koide family has strong UH ties. Seven Koide children attended the UH Manoa; four graduated from the institution. Two who earned degrees from other universities have returned to teach at the Manoa campus.
The Koide scholarship gives preference to an immigrant or a child of an immigrant who attended a Hawaii high school and who plans to attend UH Manoa. The student must show financial need and have earned at least a 3.0 grade point average in high school.
Nearly a third of the 800 charitable gift scholarships managed by the UH Foundation are named in honor of someone.
This is the University Report, I'm Tracy Orillo Donovan.