Retired Hawaii Supreme Court justice endows UH scholarship

Retired Hawaii Supreme Court justice endows UH scholarship

HONOLULU (AP) - A retired state Supreme Court justice and his wife have endowed a new scholarship at the University of Hawaii's law school.

The university announced Monday the scholarship by Simeon Acoba Jr. and his wife, Carolyn Acoba, will go toward tuition payments at the law school, with a preference for students who attended public high schools.

The Acobas are products of Hawaii public schools. The retired judge is a Farrington High School graduate, while his wife is an alumna of Roosevelt High School. They both attended the University of Hawaii.

Acoba retired last year from the Hawaii Supreme Court, where he served since May 2000.

University President David Lassner says the Acobas are paying it forward by investing in students who might not otherwise be able to afford law school.

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