Jacob Blok (Sophomore, Furniture Design) is the 2011/2012 recipient of The Celia Moh Scholarship. For students bound for careers in the home furnishings industry, the scholarship pays full-time tuition and fees, room, board and books for its recipients. In addition, the scholarship hosts an annual networking and resource-building trip to the High Point Furniture 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, best known as the founder of Universal Furniture and later, Fine Furniture Design, to honor his wife, Celia, the programÔ??s strategically managed $3 million endowment investment has provided 65 full scholarships in 10 years.
Eliott Copier (Junior, Industrial Design) has been awarded the West Michigan Sustainable Business Forum scholarship for 2011/2012. The Forum offers one $5,000 scholarship to a senior college student who has thoroughly integrated sustainability into his or her course of study. The West Michigan Sustainable Business Forum actively promotes business practices that demonstrate environmental stewardship, economic vitality, and social responsibility.