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Five Students Awarded Celia Moh Scholarships for 2017-18

Five students persuing careers in the home furnishings industry have been awarded Celia Moh Scholarships for the 2017-18 academic year.

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.

This year’s recipients are: Olivia Koval, a senior industrial design major at North Carolina State University; Addison Gantt, a junior studying visual merchandising design at High Point University; Hannah Monroe, a senior in interior design at Mississippi State University; Frederick John Barton, a senior studying industrial design at Appalachian State University; and, Kate Hyman, a junior at Kendall College of Art and Design studying furniture design.

Established in 2001 by furniture industry entrepreneur Laurence Moh to honor his wife, Celia, the program’s strategically managed endowment has provided 97 full scholarships in sixteen years, exceeding $4 million in awards.

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 six universities across the country. 

Laurence Moh was the founder of Universal Furniture and Fine Furniture Design.

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