Kaitlin Thompson Receives Coveted Celia Moh Scholarship
May 22, 2014, High Point, NC—Kaitlin Thompson, a student at High Point University, has been selected to receive a Celia Moh Scholarship for the upcoming academic year. This extensive scholarship will pay for full tuition, room, board, books, and fees.
Thompson, along with three other students around the country attending universities with home furnishings programs, was notified of her selection earlier this month. She is a rising junior at High Point, majoring in home furnishings. Thompson is from Asheboro, NC and her mother is Stephanie Thompson of Asheboro.
The Celia Moh Scholarship was established in October 2001 by furniture industry entrepreneur Laurence Moh to honor his wife, Celia. The scholarship program, funded by Mr. Moh’s initial gift of $3 million, was established to provide full tuition scholarships for students whose academic endeavors would logically lead to careers in the home furnishings industry.
The application process requires candidates to complete an extensive 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 Thompson and the other students. The four scholarship recipients join four returning students selected as Celia Moh scholars in previous years. Eighty-four full scholarships have been awarded in the program’s thirteen-year existence.
For more information about the Celia Moh Scholarship program, please visit www.mohscholarship.org.
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