LAWRENCE, Kan. - The University of Kansas Law School is receiving an $800,000 donation aimed partly at helping Kansas residents attend the school. Officials announced the gift from David and Debbi Elkouri on Monday. The Elkouris live in Wichita and Houston. Of the total, $500,000 will establish the Elkouri Family Scholarship Fund through KU Endowment.
The other $300,000 will support scholarships for Kansas law students. One law student from Kansas will receive a $16,000 scholarship each year. David Elkouri says the university is losing qualified Kansas applicants to other law schools, many of them out of state.
David Elkouri earned his bachelor's and law degrees at Kansas. All three of the couple's children are KU graduates, and one went on to earn a law degree at the university.