USCET Launches Advisory Council Scholarship Fund at Sichuan Normal University

November 14, 2014

The US-China Education Trust (USCET) held a press conference on November 13, 2014 to announce the launch of the Advisory Council Scholarship Fund at Sichuan Normal University.

The Advisory Council Scholarship is the newest addition to USCET's China Opportunity Scholarships (COS) portfolio, which has supported over 80 students at three Chinese Universities to date: Yunnan University, Hebei Agricultural University and Shandong University. The Advisory Council Scholarship hopes to build upon the COS goal to change the current phenomenon of rural students in China that have been left behind in their access to high education compared with their urban counterparts. USCET is partnering with Sichuan Normal University to provide this four-year scholarship of $750/year to five outstanding female students. The Selection Committee convened right before the press conference to select the recipients of the scholarship.

Ten journalists representing Chinese media, along with members of USCET's Advisory Council, attended the press conference. When asked about why education is so important, USCET President, Ambassador Julia Chang Bloch, told the journalists, “Education is the core of humanity and the key to success. The meaning of success is not only about making more money but also about giving back to society. We believe that through education, we can help more and more young leaders understand the importance of service and social responsibility.”

Check out the coverage below (updated as they come in). You can download the official press release under "files" below.

People’s Daily 

China Daily 

Chinese in DC

 

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2014年11月13日,中美教育基金会召开记者会,宣布在四川师范大学启动咨询委员会奖学金项目。

咨询委员会奖金是USCET的中国机遇奖学金新成员,该奖学金已为来自云南大学、河北农业大学、以及山东大学的80多余名学生带去了经济援助。咨询委员会奖学金希望可以改变农村学生相较城市学生更容易被高等教育遗忘的现状。USCEt与四川师范大学合作,将选出5名优秀的女学生,为她们提供每年750美金的奖学金。推选委员会在新闻发布会上宣布了奖学金获奖者。

代表中国媒体的十名记者,与USCET咨询委员会成员一同参与了新闻发布会。在被问到教育为何重要时,USCET主席张之香大使告诉记者:“教育是人性的基石。成功不仅仅是赚更多的钱,更是如何反馈社会。我们相信通过教育的方式可以让更多年轻人明白服务社会和社会责任的重要性。”

以下为当天新闻发布会的报道。附件中可以下载完整的新闻稿。

人民网

中国日报网

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