HIGH POINT, N.C., June 12, 2018 – Addison Gantt, a rising senior at High Point University, will return for the upcoming academic year with the Celia Moh Scholarship for the second time. This extensive scholarship will pay for full tuition, room, board, books and fees.
Gantt is a Salisbury native majoring in visual merchandising design. This is her second consecutive year receiving the scholarship, and she is one of only five students in the country to receive the honor this year.
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 Mr. Moh’s initial gift of $3 million, was established to provide full tuition scholarships for students whose academic endeavors would logically lead to careers in the home furnishings industry.
“To have been awarded the Celia Moh Scholarship for my junior year and now again for my senior year has been a great blessing,” says Gantt. “The opportunities that the Celia Moh Scholarship provides have been a great way to create an extensive professional portfolio as well as real-world connections in my field of study. Over the past year, the scholarship has helped me prepare for a career in the furniture industry through networking and resource building opportunities, such as the annual trip to High Point Furniture Market where we get to test our networking skills and connect with other professionals.”
The application process requires candidates to complete an extensive 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 Gantt and the other students. One hundred full scholarships have been awarded in the program’s 17-year existence.
“For the upcoming year, I’m excited to see what new opportunities the Celia Moh Scholarship offers with a new batch of scholars in an ever-evolving industry,” says Gantt. “The strong group of design-oriented mentors and individuals I have been surrounded with here at High Point University are what makes receiving this scholarship possible. Professors, such as Dr. Victoria Brown and Dr. Richard Bennington, are always looking for ways to push me and my fellow classmates further in understanding what it takes to create a competitive aesthetic in today’s design industry.”
For more information about the Celia Moh Scholarship program, visit www.mohscholarship.org.