Mr. Higgin Kim

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Mr. Higgin Kim, class of ‘69, is a prominent Korean business leader and the CEO of Seoul-based Byucksan Engineering and Construction Co. His generous $1 million gift has established the Higgin Kim Asian Business Program within Miami’s Farmer School of Business. Income from the endowment will enhance the school’s Pacific Rim summer study program and semester-long exchange programs with premier universities in Korea and Japan. It will also facilitate productive relationships between Miami faculty and their Asian counterparts.

As part of the program, the endowment has also established the Higgin Kim Asia Business Scholarship, which gives approximately $20,000 annually to students who participate in study abroad and exchange programs in Korea and Japan. Award amounts are generally $1,000 or more and are based on both need and merit. If you have committed to a study abroad experience in Korea and/or Japan, you will automatically be considered for this scholarship if eligible.

The Park Family

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Korean-American business woman Elinora Bo Hyun Park came to the United States from Korea in 1963 to attend college. As as result of her own experience, she has made a donation of $500,000 to the Farmer School of Business to promote and support international study. Income generated from the endowment will assist Miami University students who want to study in Korea, and Korean university students who want to study at Miami.

“I believe international study is an increasingly essential part of education in a competitive global environment,” Park explained. “Studying abroad is a great opportunity for learning about culture and gaining an understanding of human relationships.”

Named also in memory of her late husband, the Richard Moon Su Park and Elinora Bo Hyun Park Korea Scholarship will offer scholarships of $1,000 or more to students who will participate in a study abroad experience in Korea. If you have committed to a study abroad program in Korea, you will automatically be considered for this scholarship if you are eligible.