The Kagiwada Memorial Fund was established in memory of the Rev. David Kagiwada. David was a native of Los Angeles and a second-generation Disciple. He graduated from the University of Chicago Divinity School and was ordained in the Illinois/Wisconsin Region of the Christian Church (Disciples of Christ). Focal points in his ministry included efforts to reconcile and heal antagonism among all people; support and be an advocate for racial/ethnic minorities and women; and helping the church recognize and appreciate the gifts of people of Asian heritage. David faithfully served five congregations in California and Indiana. David was the first Convener of the American Asian Disciples (now, North American Pacific/ Asian Disciples). The Kagiwada Scholarship is available to North American Pacific/Asian Disciples ministerial students enrolled (or accepted as an entering student) in an accredited graduate theological school or seminary.