Four students have been selected to receive the prestigious Celia Moh Scholarship for the 2009-2010 academic year, which goes to students at universities around the country with Home Furnishings Programs.This year’s recipients are: Skylar Davis and Jessica Henderson, High Point University; Andrew Golombisky, Kendall College of Art and Design; and Trenton Huffines, North Carolina State University.
The Celia Moh Scholarship pays full-time tuition and fees, room, board and books for its recipients, who are students bound for the Home Furnishings Industry. 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.
Established in 2001 by furniture industry entrepreneur, Laurence Moh, founder of Universal Furniture and later, Fine Furniture Design & Marketing, to honor his wife, Celia, the program’s strategically managed $3 million endowment investment, has provided 56 full scholarships in only eight years.
Scholarship candidates are 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 home furnishings industry executives selected the students from a pool of candidates from eight universities across the country. The four scholarship recipients join five returning undergraduate students selected as Celia Moh Scholars in previous years.
Jessica is one of our summer lifeguards, as is her sister Natalie. Her parents are David (deceased member) and Rebecca Henderson. We wish to extend major congratulations to Jessica for earning such a prestigious and difficult scholarship.