Friends of the Chinatown Library
FRIENDS SCHOLARSHIP AWARDS
Scholarships and Awards June 2012
Scholarships of $1,500 were awarded to 11 college-bound seniors who are Chinatown Branch Library users, academically accomplished, and good citizens who serve their schools and communities. Best Wishes in their future endeavors!
Jack Hom Scholarship Endowment
Dr. Richard Wong Award
Kong Chow Benevolent Association Award
Moytel Apartments, Fujimoto Family in memory of Nelson Moy, Sr.
Gold Stream Village, Moy Family in memory of Nelson Moy, Sr.
Occidental Petroleum Grant, Fujimoto Family in memory of Nelson Moy, Sr.
Occidental Petroleum Grant, Moy Family in memory of Nelson Moy, Sr.
Phyllis Chiu in memory of Tung Chen Chiu
Paul Inafuku in memory of Ellen Inafuku
Marilyn & Lane Hauck in memory of Edward S. Luke
At the Evans Community Adult School graduation ceremony, the Friends of the Chinatown Library awarded $500 scholarships to 8 accomplished students continuing to their first year of college. The scholarships were donated by Rebecca and Winston Bowen in memory of Mrs. Ricki O’Leary in honor of her many years of service to the LA Public Library docents, Susan Shum & Tommy Lieu in memory of Fat Lung Lieu and Ng Kam Ore Lieu, The David & Pearl Louie Family Foundation, by the Fujimoto Family and the Moy Family, both with Occidental Petroleum Matching Grants, in memory of Nelson Moy, Sr. Best Wishes in College!
Congratulations to All!
Former Scholarship Winner's Success Story
In the early 1990's, Frances Hui, was a student who won a Friends' Scholarship. She is currently a Reference Librarian at Las Positas College in Livermore, California. She writes the following:
"Right now, I am working in Livermore at Las Positas College, which is a community college serving approximately 8,000 students. The students are wonderful and motivated, but the best part are my fellow librarians and library staff. We have a very supportive team environment in the LPC Library. At LPC, librarians have faculty status and I got tenure last year. . . .
Prior to LPC, I worked at the Oakland Public Library where I served as the children's librarian . . .
When I first graduated from UCLA in the spring of 1993, I returned to the Bay Area to start my job search. There were very few openings then so I volunteered at the San Leandro Public Library and worked part-time at Holy Names College in Oakland. The HNC job soon expanded into a full-time position and when the director retired I became the director of the library services. . . .
One of the first positive things to happen to me as a budding librarian was to receive the Mr. Jack Hom Scholarship. What an honor and thrill that was! Not only did the scholarship help fund my education, it was a great boost to my confidence to know that the . . . scholarship committee believed in my potential. So thank you again to Mr. Hom, the scholarship committee, and the Friends of the Chinatown Library. . . ."
The Friends would like to thank Frances Hui for sharing her success story with us.