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HPU Announces Celia Moh Scholarship Recipient

05.26.2010

HIGH POINT, N.C., May 26, 2010 ? High Point University students Meaghan Leonard and Shannon Taylor have been selected to receive the 2010-11 Celia Moh Scholarship, a program that provides full tuition, room, board, books and fees for recipients.

Leonard, a native of Lexington, is a rising senior majoring in interior design with a minor in home furnishings. She is active on campus, and has served in leadership positions, including president and vice president of the HPU Interiors & Home Furnishings Club, as well as vice president of the HPU Campus Activities Team. She is also a member of the co-ed service fraternity, Alpha Phi Omega.

Taylor, a native of Winston-Salem, is a rising junior seeking a double major in home furnishings and marketing, with a minor in interior design. She is active on campus, and is involved with the Alpha Chi honors fraternity, as well as Phi Mu sorority. She is also a Presidential Scholarship recipient.

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 Moh’s initial gift of $3 million, was established to provide full tuition scholarships for students whose academic endeavors would lead to careers in the home furnishings industry. Fifty-six full scholarships have been awarded in the program?s eight-year existence. 

For more information about the Celia Moh Scholarship program, visit http://www.mohscholarship.org/.

At High Point University, every student receives an extraordinary education in an inspiring environment with caring people. HPU, located in the Piedmont Triad region of North Carolina, is a liberal arts institution with 3,700 undergraduate and graduate students from 50 countries and 44 states at campuses in High Point and Winston-Salem. It is ranked by US News and World Report No. 5 among comprehensive universities in the South and No. 1 in its category among up-and-coming schools. Forbes.com ranks HPU in the top 6 percent among ?America?s Best Colleges.? HPU was included in The Chronicle of Higher Education?s ?Great Colleges to Work For? 2009 listings. The university offers 68 undergraduate majors, 40 undergraduate minors and seven graduate degree programs. It is accredited by the Commission of Colleges of the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools, and is a member of the NCAA, Division I and the Big South Conference. Visit High Point University on the Web at http://www.highpoint.edu/ or on Twitter at http://twitter.com/highpointu.

Chris Dudley

Vice President for Administration

336-841-4530 cdudley@highpoint.edu

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