The Asian Studies Program is pleased to announce that Hannah Nelson (CSB '11) and Phuong Pham (CSB '10) have been awarded the S. Telan Hu Scholarship in Asian Studies for the 2008-09 academic year. Members of the campus Asian Studies community have contributed to this scholarship, which is available to students with a concentration in Chinese language, a commitment to service, and demonstrated financial need.
Hannah, a double-major in Management and Political Science and embodies a strong commitment to community service. She is currently a Big Sister and participated in alternative spring break program to Kansas City, MO. and an outgoing vice-president of the campus Asia Club, was also last year's recipient of this award. She has been an active participant in Asian Studies events and plans to study abroad at Southwest China Normal University in Beibei, Sichuan province. Hannah hopes to teach in China someday.
Phuong is pursuing her studies in Economic and Management double-major. She has a strong dedication to learning the Chinese language and plans to study abroad in China in fall 2009.
According to Richard Bohr, Director of Asian Studies at CSB/SJU, both Hannah and Phuong have demonstrated extraordinary community service and commitment to studying the Chinese language. They will be excellent representatives of the Asian Studies Community as they continue their studies.
This scholarship established by Margaret Man-Hwa Wang in memory of her parents, Mr. Jung-Chun Wang and Mrs. Jui-Chin Liao Wang, who devoted themselves to helping needy students by providing scholarships to numerous high schools and colleges on Taiwan.
Inspired by S. Telan Hu, OSB, who has devoted her life to introducing Asian Culture to students at CSB/SJU, Margaret thought it an excellent idea to extend her parents' philanthropy to our campuses by establishing an endowed scholarship to assist Asian Studies students who concentrate in Chinese culture and who will cultivate and strengthen friendly relations between the people of China and the United States.