Four Home Furnishings Students to Receive Scholarships

 Celia Moh Scholarship

From top: Heather Seto, Samuel Patterson, Emily Hardin, Kaitlin Thompson

HIGH POINT, N.C.-Four new students have been selected to receive the Celia Moh Scholarship, granted to students bound for a career in home furnishings, for the 2014-2015 academic year.

This year’s recipients are Emily Hardin, a senior interior design student at Mississippi State University; Samuel Patterson, a junior in the industrial design program at North Carolina State University; Heather Seto, a senior furniture design major attending Kendall College of Art and Design; and Kaitlin Thompson, a junior home furnishings major from High Point University.

The Celia Moh 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 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 program’s strategically managed endowment has provided 84 full scholarships in thirteen years, exceeding $3.8 million in awards.