SEVEN STUDENTS JOIN THE RANKS OF CELIA MOH SCHOLARS

May 6, 2010, High Point, NC—Seven new students have been selected to receive the prestigious Celia Moh Scholarship for the 2010-2011 academic year. Students from top universities around the country with home furnishings programs were eligible to apply.  This year’s recipients are: William Eatmon, North Carolina State University; Rebecca Gibson, Mississippi State University; Meaghan Leonard, High Point University; Joseph Sadony, IV, Kendall College of Art and Design; Shannon Taylor, High Point University; Brian Harris, Appalachian State University; and, Martha G. Deans Wharton, East Carolina University.

The Celia Moh Scholarship is considered one of the preeminent academic scholarship programs for students bound for 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 & Marketing, to honor his wife, Celia, the program’s strategically managed $3 million endowment investment, has provided nearly sixty full scholarships in only nine 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 seven scholarship recipients join three returning undergraduate students selected as Celia Moh Scholars last year.

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

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