Brian and 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 advisery 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(s) will be recognized at the annual spring ECE Awards and Recognition Banquet.
Past Recipients of the Award
|2016-2017||Shuchen Song, Zhichun Wan|
|2015-2016||Peixin Chang, Nathaniel White|
|2014-2015||Po-Han Huang, Alexander Kordas|
|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|
|1996-1997||Micah K. Peng|
|1995-1996||Nathan D. Holliday|