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Alumni couple create scholarship endowment at UCI’s Center for Critical Korean Studies

December 11, 2020
Alumni couple create scholarship endowment at UCI’s Center for Critical Korean Studies
Carol Choi ’85 and Eugene Choi ’86, MBA ’01, have pledged $100,000 to create an endowment at UCI’s Center for Critical Korean Studies that will provide student scholarships. School of Humanities / UCI

Carol Choi ’85 and Eugene Choi ’86, MBA ’01, have pledged $100,000 to create an endowment at UCI’s Center for Critical Korean Studies. Undergraduate students majoring in Korean studies and other qualified students with demonstrated interest will be provided with scholarships. Through its Brilliant Future Scholarship Match Opportunity, UCI will double the gift, matching endowment distributions in perpetuity. “We are proud to create this endowment for student support,” Carol Choi said. “Korea is our motherland. Eugene and I are passionate about our roots, and we want to continue to share our heritage with others. There are still many myths and misconceptions about Korea. Supporting students who are studying Korea invests in a more informed and globally conscious future.”