Five students have been named Celia Moh Scholarship winners for the 2017–2018 academic year: 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 studying 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.
The scholarship is granted to students pursuing careers in the home furnishings industry, and it covers full-time tuition and fees, books, and room and board. The program provides a yearly networking and resource-building trip to High Point Market, as well as internship and career guidance. It also hosts an alumni network for former recipients who are now in the home furnishings industry.
How does it work? The organization explains the extensive process: “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.”