Soongook Choi SCHOLARSHIP FUND
The J. Soongook Choi Memorial Scholarship was established in memory of the Rev. Dr. J. Soongook Choi.
Dr. Choi was born and raised in Japan, but went to Korea with the Student Volunteer Corps during the Korean War. Out of his painful experience in the conflict of inter-and-intra-racial relations among Asian nations, he became a seeker for peace and justice in a world community of different peoples.
Dr. Choi, who was one of three who survived from the 34 student volunteers sent to the Korean War, made a commitment to be a minister of the gospel of Jesus He joined the Campbell- Stone movement (Christian church – Independent).
In 1959, he came to the United States for advanced theological education and earned several academic degrees: M.A.- Lincoln Christian Seminary (1962); M.Div.- Vanderbilt Divinity School(1965); D. Min. Notre Dame University (1989). He was ordained in1962 and served the Lord as local church pastor, hospital chaplain, professor and president of Seoul Christian University (in Korea), and member of the General Board of the Christian Church (Disciples of Christ).
The J. Soongook Choi Scholarship Fund: $60,817.29 (Market Value as of 6/30/15)
David Kagiwada Memorial Scholarship Fund
The David Tamotsu Kagiwada Memorial Scholarship was established in memory of the Rev. David Kagiwada. David was a second generation Disciple who graduated from the University of Chicago Divinity School and ordained in the Illinois – Wisconsin Region of the Christian Church (Disciples of Christ). David was the first convener of the American Asian disciples (now, North American Pacific/Asian Disciples) and also faithfully served five congregations in California and Indiana.
Some focal points of David’s life and ministry were to help reconcile and heal antagonism among all people. He was an advocate forthe issues and struggles of racial/ethnic communities and women. He was a central figure in the effort to highlight the gifts, ministerial leadership and talent of Asian/Pacific Islander Disciples.
Through the Kagiwada Scholarship, North American Pacific/Asian Disciples who are ministerial students at an accredited graduate theological school or seminary can qualify to receive scholarship assistance to help complete their education.
The David Kagiwada Scholarship Fund: $ 79,639.27 (Market Value as of 6/30/15)