BOONE—Appalachian State University student Kasia Sweeny of Hamilton, New Jersey, has been selected to receive the Celia Moh Scholarship for the 2016-17 academic year.
Sweeny is a senior majoring in industrial design with a concentration in furniture. The scholarship will pay for Sweeny’s tuition, room and board, books and fees for the 2016-17 school year.
The Celia Moh Scholarship recognizes the academic endeavors of college undergraduate students enrolled in full-time home furnishings programs. It was established in 2001 by furniture industry entrepreneur Laurence Moh to honor his wife, Celia. Juniors and seniors at Appalachian, Catawba Valley Community College, East Carolina University, High Point University, Kendall College of Art and Design, Mississippi State University, North Carolina State University and Virginia Tech are eligible to apply for the scholarship.
Sweeny is one of five students to receive the scholarship this year. She and other recipients were selected by a scholarship committee comprised of home furnishings industry executives.
The application process requires candidates to complete an extensive questionnaire, write a personal essay, obtain instructors’ recommendations and provide a college transcript that shows exceptional academic achievement. Ninety-two full scholarships have been awarded in the program’s 15-year existence.
For more information about the Celia Moh Scholarship program, visit http://www.mohscholarship.org.
About Appalachian State University
Appalachian State University, in North Carolina’s Blue Ridge Mountains, prepares students to lead purposeful lives as global citizens who understand and engage their responsibilities in creating a sustainable future for all. The transformational Appalachian experience promotes a spirit of inclusion that brings people together in inspiring ways to acquire and create knowledge, to grow holistically, to act with passion and determination, and embrace diversity and difference. As one of 17 campuses in the University of North Carolina system, Appalachian enrolls about 19,000 students, has a low student-to-faculty ratio and offers more than 150 undergraduate and graduate majors.