Brian & Sophie Leung Scholarship
Brian and Sophie Leung are alumni of the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. Brian Leung received a Bachelor of Science in electrical engineering and computer science in 1970 and a Master of Science in electrical engineering in 1973. Mrs. Leung majored in mathematics and received a Bachelor of Science in liberal arts and sciences in 1969. Both returned home to Hong Kong in 1973. Since then they founded their own company in property holding and garment trading. Currently, both are directors of Golden Emblem Investment Co. Ltd. And Bay Apparel Ltd. In Hong Kong. Mr. Leung is also the president of Seattle Pacific Industries, wholesale distributors of Unionbay Sportswear, in Seattle, Washington.
Besides being involved in the businesses, Mrs. Leung is also participating in community activities of various sorts. She has been appointed by the Hong Kong Government to serve on several advisory boards relating to trade and industry, hospital services, and health care reform.
The scholarship is given annually to a junior or senior at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign enrolled in the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering with an outstanding scholastic record.
The recipients must be juniors or seniors in the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering with an outstanding scholastic record.
In September the Department distributes scholarship data forms to students in the top 10% of the junior class and the top 10% of the senior class. The Scholarship Committee then reviews the scholarship data forms and identifies the students to receive the award.
The recipient or recipients receive scholarship funds of $2,000 and are recognized at the annual ECE Awards Banquet in the spring.
PAST RECIPIENTS OF THE AWARD:
Year Recipients 2013-2014 Jie Lv, Zeqiu Wu 2012-2013 Yixiao Nie, Yujie Chen 2011-2012 Muneeb Ahmed, Hershed Tilak 2010-2011 Koon Seng Chia, Chun Ming Chin 2009-2010 Hao Wei Khor, Mingxun Wang 2008-2009 Tae Woo Kim, Yan Lin 2007-2008 Yan Lin, Jun Song 2006-2007 Alexander Kaplan, Marek Sulocha 2005-2006 Rahil Jogani, Nathaniel Kuo, Benjamin Schneider 2004-2005 Hari Kannan, Dianna Liu, Siwen Yong 2003-2004 Han-Jo Ko, Francisco Lao 2002-2003 Bright Chu, Agnes H. Lo 2001-2002 Susara Chesterfield, Nicholas McDonnell 2000-2001 Chun-wei Lam, Neel U. Sukhatme 1999-2000 Jang H. Lim, Gregory A. Muthler, Neel U. Sukhatme, Matthew J. Woodruff 1998-1999 Michael R. Drzal, George M. Gemelos 1997-1998 Hsiao-cheng Tang 1996-1997 Micah K. Peng 1995-1996 Nathan D. Holliday 1994-1995 Che-Wei Wang