The Kim and Harold Louie Family Foundation announced today that it has granted scholarships totaling $100,000 to 48 outstanding high school seniors throughout the United States. This year, the Kim and Harold Louie Family Foundation received a record number of applications from high school seniors all over the United States.
The Kim and Harold Louie Family Foundation anticipates awarding approximately $100,000 in scholarships in 2013. This scholarship is for high school seniors and students who will be attending a college, university or vocational school in the United States as a freshman during the 2013-2014 academic year.
Betty B. Louie established and funded The Kim and Harold Louie Family Foundation in December 2005 because of her desire to honor the memory of her parents and to fund qualified organizations engaged in healthcare, including but not limited to, those organizations caring for and supporting disabled people, organizations engaged in medical research and such other organizations that seek to improve the conditions and technologies for sick and disabled people. In addition, Ms. Louie, through the Foundation, hopes to support organizations promoting organized religion.
Ms. Louie is also passionate about education, and she is especially committed to the promotion of youth and underserved and underprivileged groups, by among other things, granting scholarships to qualified individuals to attend post-secondary vocational and/or educational institutions. Most importantly, because Ms. Louie’s father, Mr. Harold Louie, was a former WWII veteran, and because of Ms. Louie’s involvement in servicing disabled veterans in her professional career, the Foundation gives special consideration to all military members and their families, for their dedication and service in defending the democracy of the United States and their selflessness so that other citizens of the U.S. can continue to enjoy this land of opportunities.