Seven students named winners of 2009 Dr. James K.C. Juan scholarship

ASIA, Inc. is pleased to announce the 2009 recipients of the Dr. James K.C. Juan Scholarship: Karen K. Choi, David Wu, Patrick Ho, Jessica Parker, Shelby Torre, Li Wei Hung, and David Tan. The Dr. James K.C. Juan Scholarship Program is funded by an endowment established by family and friends of Dr. Juan, a life-long educator for his 90th birthday. Originally formed to promote education study by Asian students, the scholarship is open to students in any field or major providing monetary awards. Special consideration is given to those pursuing a degree in education.

All recipients carry Dr. Juan’s values of hard work, respect for others, the importance of community, and the power of hope in the Asian American community. Jessica Parker, a graduate of Olmsted Falls High School says about her experiences working with the Asian community, “The time I spent with the refugees has made a significant impact on my outlook on life. It helped me realize the needs in our community and has strengthened my compassion for people in general. I strongly believe that we can learn the most from these interactions. Life becomes more meaningful when we humble ourselves, recognize the needs of others and seek to fulfill those needs with a caring heart.” Congratulations, scholarship recipients!