HIGH POINT, N.C., June 5, 2012 – Bill Lyon, a senior at High Point University, was recently selected as the recipient of the Celia Moh Scholarship, which was established to provide full tuition scholarships for students whose academic endeavors would logically lead to careers in the home furnishings industry.
Lyon, who is majoring in interior design major with a minor in home furnishings, was selected along with five other students across the country attending universities with home furnishings programs. The extensive scholarship will cover the cost of full tuition, room and board, books and fees.
The Celia Moh Scholarship was established in October 2001 by furniture industry entrepreneur Laurence Moh to honor his wife, Celia. It was funded by Moh’s initial gift of $3 million.
The application process for the scholarship includes an extensive questionnaire, a personal essay, instructor’s recommendations, and a college transcript illustrating exceptional academic achievement. Candidates are chosen by a scholarship committee comprised of notable home furnishings industry executives.
“This award will continue to open doors in my career for job opportunities, networking, and help me reach my goal of becoming an outstanding designer,” Lyon says. “Having been selected from such a great number of students with interest in the same field is an honor.”
Lyon, a native of Creedmoor, N.C., is a member of the National Honor Society of Leadership and Success and the Alpha Chi National College Honor Society.
In its 11-year existence, a total of 73 home furnishing students have been awarded full scholarships from the Celia Moh Scholarship program.
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 over 4,200 undergraduate and graduate students at campuses in High Point and Winston-Salem. It is ranked by US News and World Report at No. 3 among Regional Colleges in the South. Parade Magazine lists HPU in the top 25 private schools in the nation. HPU was selected in the 2010-2011 list of “Colleges of Distinction,” as well as one of the top green schools in the country by the Sierra Club. The university offers 44 undergraduate majors, 40 undergraduate minors and 10 graduate degree programs. It is a member of the NCAA, Division I and the Big South Conference. Visit High Point University on the Web at highpoint.edu.
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