Kyushu University will establish a special prize starting from the next school year.
The prize will be established by a donation from Mr. Hiroo Nakamoto, who is the founder of printing company in Fukuoka.
He made the total of 516 million yen (US$ 4.7million) donations to Kyushu University on May 11 with a hope to assist Japanese students who have great potential, and who strive to make every effort to work for Japan and for the world while they experience financial difficulty.
It funds 30 scholarships and supports 35 students who want to study abroad every year for the next 20 years.
When Mr. Nakamoto was in a senior high school, he had dreamed of studying at Kyushu University. But due to the financial difficulty, he was unable to pursue his higher education. At the age of 80, he made the largest gifts in the history of Kyushu University has ever received.
Mr. Nakamoto received a certificate of appreciation from President Chiharu Kubo on Friday, May 11, 2018.