CELIA MOH SCHOLARSHIP SELECTS SIX COLLEGE STUDENTS FOR FULL-TUITION SCHOLARSHIPS
eleventh year, program continues to support the most talented students and the home
new students have been selected to receive the prestigious Celia Moh Scholarship for the
2012-2013 academic year. This
year’s recipients are: Megan Barrett, Jessica Rose and Danielle Souder, all
attending North Carolina State University; William Lyon, attending High Point
University; Evan Fay, attending Kendall College of Art and Design; and Taylor
Webb, a student at Mississippi State 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 73 full
scholarships in eleven 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 six
scholarship recipients join three 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