Scholarship Recipients: Class of 2010
is from Tongren where she lives with her Aunt. She has two older brothers. Her
father and mother died in an accident when she was three years old. Her aunt
and uncle adopted her and treated her as her as their own, then her uncle died
of cancer when she was ten. Now her aunt is in failing health and Joan takes
care of her while attending the University. Recently Joan received second prize
in the Olympic English Contest and received prizes during the English festival.
Her birthday is November 14, 1988. Joan is from the Dong minority.
is quite natured who frequently shows her academic excellence in winning first
prizes; English speech contest in English Festival, Chinese speech contest in
English Festival, Study Notes Contest, "China Union Cup" in 2007. She was born
in LouDi City, Hunan province August 23, 1989. Penny's father was one of eight
children when her grandfather died when her father was nine. She credits both
her mother and father for her optimistic view on life and determination to
overcome obstacles and learn from difficult situations. Penny has learned to
draw upon the strength, power and energy to overcome life?s challenges.
comes from a small village of Guo Liang, DaZu County, Chongqing. Clearly she
has demonstrated her journalist skills with one of the best written scholarship
applications ever received. She subscribes to an English weekly to increase
here vocabulary. In her spare time she goes to the library to read all kinds of
books, newspapers and magazines. Her family consists of her mother and father,
both of poor health, and an older sister who is enrolled in Xi Chang College in
Sichuan and a younger bother. Mandy has joined the Communist party of China and
is active in teaching poor children in the countryside as a volunteer. Birthday
is December 16, 1987.
has quickly shown his leadership as the minister of the propaganda society of
the English department. He comes from a remote village, Donghuang in Xishui
county, Guizhou. His uneducated father is disabled from an accident while his
mother, also uneducated, works hard to support the family of five. His older
brother is unskilled while his younger sister studies hard in high school.
After high school graduation, Jack's family home burnt down and his younger
sister died. Jack was forced to work for two years selling tofu, bread, then as
a waiter in a hotel. The experience taught him the importance of an education,
of studying English and teaching children at nearby orphanage. After the 2008
earth quake, he donated blood for the victims. His goal: a university
professor. Birthday is December 2, 1985.
comes from a remote and poor village in Hubei province where her uneducated
parents are farmers, Her grandparents and parents are in ill health unable to
afford sufficient medical care. Her mother recently experienced stomach cancer
and continues to linger. It is their family's wish that she and her younger
bother obtain a education and become successful. School officials recognized
their situation and allowed Michelle to continue in school. Michelle has a very
tender heart and easy going and helps others who are "in a bad situation". Her
goal is to succeed and pay back society. She is a wonderful leader, received
many awards and academic excellence. Her birthday is October 12, 1987.