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University Students Receive Celia Moh Scholarships

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Nine new students have been selected to receive the prestigious Celia Moh Scholarship for the 2011-2012 academic year. This year’s recipients are: Anne Beuker, High Point University; Jacob Blok, Kendall College of Art and Design; Ethan Creasman, Appalachian State University; Jennifer Gates, Mississippi State University; Haley Haverstock, Mississippi State University; Justine Nicholson, North Carolina State University; Dana Skelton, North Carolina State University; Daniel Unites, North Carolina State University; and Meaghan Wade, High Point University.

The Celia Moh Scholarship is considered one of the preeminent academic scholarship programs for students bound for careers in the home furnishings industry, paying full-time tuition and fees, room, board and books for its recipients. In addition, the scholarship hosts an annual networking and resource-building trip to the High Point Market, and provides informal internship and career guidance for its scholars, as well as offering an active alumni network for former scholars who are now in the home furnishings industry.

Established in 2001 by furniture industry entrepreneur Laurence Moh, best known as the founder of Universal Furniture and later, Fine Furniture Design, to honor his wife, Celia, the program’s strategically managed $3 million endowment investment has provided 65 full scholarships in ten years.

Scholarship candidates are hand selected by their respective universities and then must complete an extensive application questionnaire, write a personal essay, obtain instructors’ recommendations, and provide a college transcript illustrating exceptional academic achievement. A scholarship committee comprised of notable home furnishings industry executives selected the students from a pool of premier candidates from eight universities across the country. The nine scholarship recipients join two returning undergraduate students selected as Celia Moh Scholars last year.

Previous Scholarship recipients have gone on to make their mark in the home furnishings industry in fields such as management, marketing, retailing, product design and development, merchandising and engineering.

For more information about the Celia Moh Scholarship program, please visit www.mohscholarship.org.

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