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UW Nikkei Alumni Awards Students

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Five University of Washington students have recently received scholarships from the UW Nikkei Alumni Association. The alumni group held its annual meeting on Oct. 10 at NVC Memorial Hall, presenting the $3,000 William Nakamura Medal of Honor Scholarship to Kari Nasu, and the $2,500 alumni scholarship to Ben Ito, Emma Mitsui, Jordan Nakamura and Shanwa Okamoto.
According to the UW Nikkei Alumni Association, the scholarship program began in 1965 and has presented 244 awards for a total of $360,600. Alumni member Sharon Maeda was also recognized for the 2015 Distinguished Alumnus Award that night.

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