Scholarship Recipients: Class of 2012
(ZhangXiaoyi) choose her name because she likes freedom and wants to fly.
Birthday is March 8. She is from Yanlong Huaihua, Hunan province. Before she
was 13 years old , her father, a primary school teacher, died. She has her
mother and sister. They love each other and are happy. She is a positive person
and comes from a poverty family. She enjoys playing badminton, climbing
mountains and traveling .She wants to be a good teacher and use her knowledge
to help others.
Chinese name Ma Zexiu, comes from Dejiang, Tongren. She was nineteen when she
came to Tongren University. She was born in a poor family, and has a brother
and a sister. Her parents are both farmers. Her father's leg was broken in an
accident so now he cannot walk without aid of a stick. Her mother is in poor
health and requires medicine almost every day. Because of shortage of money,
they do not have good treatments. Ellen realizes that studying is a best way to
change poverty situation. Ellen works very well under great pressure. Ellen has
done very well on the University exams and has achieved excellent grades. Her
hobbies include dancing, basketball and reading. Outside classroom, she is
active and takes part in many different social activities. All these
experiences contributed to the "development and promotion of her organizing and
(ZhangHe) was born on June 24th 1988, in HeBei Province. His parents abandoned
him when he was eleven and now lives with his uncle along with his two sisters.
His older sister is working, and younger sister studies in high school. Life is
not easy for them during the holidays. He takes on jobs to earn money. He loves
English and enjoys the cultural differences between English speaking countries
and China. He strives to always do excellent school work. He wants to show his
thanks and pass the love to others when he gains the ability.
is from rural area of Shan Xi Province. She loves English, especially
listening. Her hobbies include watching foreign films, listening to English
songs and watching basketball games. She improves her listening ability through
films and songs. Her family is not very rich, so she feels her hard study hard
is the only in this way to reduce the burden of my parents. She is ranked high
in her class and wins frequent listening contests. Her motto is that "activity
is the only way to knowledge."
(Xie Guihua) is from a small village near Tongren. Her parents are farmers and
she lives with her grandfather, parents, a younger sister and brother. Her
grandfather has been blind for many years. The uneducated parents cannot find
jobs. She knows only education will change their lives. She knows hard study is
most important. She says, "I'm not perfect, but I can do my best. I think I'm a
lucky dog to get this scholarship and I'll try my best to study". Birthday is
January 2, 1990.
is the youngest of four girls in a poor Han family whose parents, are in poor
health. Each of the girls desire to demonstrate to their parents hard work and
good grades as reward. Her three sisters all graduated from university. Her
parents, while poor, have provided a wonderful support structure for happiness
and encouragement. Her family has been peasants for generations but her father
and mother now work in a fireworks factory in her home town of Liuyang, famous
born July 14, 1989, comes from a small village in Hubei province. Besides her
parents she has a younger brother. Her parents are farmers who work very hard
in the fields. Her mother's health is not good and they owe a large debt. She
says, "Though we are poor, we are still happy because all the family members
love each other very much." When she was a child she helped her parents work in
the fields. She realized the hardship as a farmer and determined to study hard
and support her family in the future. During those years she studied very hard
and always got good marks. She likes English very much so she choose English as
her major. When she is free, she enjoys listening to music, watching movies,
reading books, or chatting with her friends. In her own words, "I keep the
grateful in my daily life. I want to repay the people who helped me in the
society. So When I graduate, I will go back to my hometown to be an English
Chinese name is Ran Qianfang. Rosin comes remote country in Tongren, Yan he.
Besides her parents who are farmers, she has an older sister and younger
brother. They cultivated several ache fields to support the family. Recently
her mother took ill which costs 35,000 RMB ($USD 5,800). It made their family
poorer and brought significant hardship. Her sister had to go out to earn money
in order to relieve the family burden. They only have 700 RMB ($USD115) to
support themselves each month. They borrowed from our friends and relatives.
Many times she cried. "There is no other choice except to studying hard." Rosin
really believes that knowledge can change their fate. "So whatever the
difficulty is" Rosin will pursue a better life. Rosin is a wonderful student
example with her positive attitude.