Scholarship award recipients announced
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College of Business is pleased to announce the scholarship award recipients for
2007. We extend our congratulations and best wishes toÂ the students, and
for the generous support of the scholarship donors.
PY Wen Memorial
The purpose of the P.Y. Wen Memorial Scholarship is to
promote business careers and create leadership opportunities for California
resident students in their freshman year at the SFSU College of Business by
awarding a dollar amount equivalent to full-time university enrollment fees for
the fall and spring semesters of the academic year. The 2007-08 awardee is
Rachel Camins. Rachel graduated from Newark
School in the spring of 2007. Honing her
leadership and organizational skills, Rachel plans to earn her degree in
Hospitality Management. She is the first member of her immediate family to
attend a university.
Hong Kong Association
of Northern California Scholarship
The purpose of the Hong Kong Association of Northern
California Scholarship is to award $2,000 per academic year ($1,000 in each of
fall and spring semesters) to bilingual (Chinese/English) graduate or
undergraduate SFSU College of Business students who demonstrate academic
excellence and have financial need. The five 2007-08 awardees are as follows:
Weiwei Le transferred to SFSU in spring 2007 from the College of San Mateo. Despite having two part time
jobs, she has maintained a 4.0 cumulative GPA in all of her college coursework.
She is studying accounting and hopes to work as a CPA.
Min Tao is working towards a degree in Business
Administration with a concentration in Marketing. Since transferring from Pasadena City College
in the fall 2006, she has maintained a 3.90 SFSU GPA. She has held several
leadership responsibilities on and off the SFSU campus and is fluent in
Swedish, English and Cantonese.
Siew Poh Tong earned a Bachelor of Arts degree in Economics
from the University of California, Berkeley
and is currently studying for a Master of Science in Business Administration at
SFSU. Despite being the youngest among 10 children, she was the first in her
family to attend college. She speaks English, Mandarin, Malay, Cantonese and
Taiwanese fluently and wishes to earn a CPA and work as a successful auditor in
a public accounting form.
Jimmy Tran is currently a full-time MBA student at SFSU. He
earned an undergraduate degree Magna Cum Laude in Business Administration with
a concentration in Marketing from SFSU. He hopes to work with international
organizations like the United Nations or the United States Department of
Commerce to promote US businesses in Mainland China
or Hong Kong.
Vivian Yeung was born and raised in Hong Kong and earned an undergraduate
degree in Business Administration at the Hong Kong
Polytechnic University. After
maintaining a career as a human resources professional for 7 years, she moved
to the United States
in 2004 and is currently an MBA student at SFSU majoring in Management and International
Association Bay Area Eric Vargas Memorial Scholarship
The purpose of the Legal Marketing Association Bay Area Eric
Vargas Memorial Scholarship is to award $1,000 per academic year ($500 in each
of fall and spring semesters) to an undergraduate SFSU College of Business
major at any class level with financial need who is enrolled at least half time
with a minimum GPA of 2.5. The 2007-08 awardee is Cecillia Flores. Since
beginning her college education at SFSU in the fall 2005, Cecilia has
maintained a 3.93 GPA. In order to pursue law school and a career in the field
of business law, she is double majoring in accounting and philosophy. She is
currently a member of the SFSU Presidential Scholar Program.
Leona Bridges Scholarship
The purpose of the Leona Bridges Scholarship is to award
$500 per academic year ($250 in each of fall and spring semesters) to an
undergraduate or graduate SFSU College of Business student who is
economically/educationally disadvantaged and demonstrates academic excellence. The
2007-08 awardee is Salei Loi. Salei began studying at SFSU in fall 2006. As a
full-time student, Salei has maintained a 3.97 GPA during her first 3 semesters
while working towards a degree in Business Management. Having grown up in a
third world country with a high economically disadvantaged population, she
appreciates the opportunity to study in America and the sacrifices her
family has made to assist in her education.
Lawrence Chan Scholarship
The purpose of the Lawrence Chan Scholarship is to award
three $1,000 scholarships to Hospitality Management (concentration in Hotel
Management) students in their junior or senior year who have maintained a 3.0
GPA in their coursework and demonstrate student participation and leadership,
work experience and career goals in the hospitality industry. The 2007-08
awardees are Priscilla Bautista, Heather Lewis and Christina Tang.
Hotel and Restaurant
The Hotel and Restaurant Foundation annually awards a large
number of scholarships to Hospitality Management or Culinary Arts majors who
have leadership capabilities, industry experience and strong communication
skills. Students applying for these scholarships must carry a 2.7 overall GPA
and a 3.0 major coursework GPA while maintaining full-time enrollment. The
2007-08 awardees are as follows: Susana Collins, Lee-Yee Han, Clara Yousif,
Sarah Cheong, Christina Tang, Heather Lewis and Wendy Lee.
The Chevron Texaco Scholarship encourages the study of
accounting and creates awareness towards accounting careers in the private
sector. Eligible students must have completed a minimum of 3 upper division
accounting courses with a 3.0 GPA (3.2 GPA for graduate students). Three faculty-nominated
awards for the fall 2007 semester are provided to the following students:
Ronald Yuan, Tan Lay Ting and Richard Descano.
This award is provided to the graduating accounting major
with the highest cumulative GPA and current member in good standing of Beta
Alpha Psi. The fall 2007 awardee is Robert Kellett.
Undergraduate Accounting Student Award
This award honors a graduating accounting student who, in
the opinion of the Accounting Faculty, represents the highest combination of
academic achievement, personal character and service to the College of Business
and to the accounting department. The fall 2007 awardee is Hyukjoon Seo.