Chan and Wu Memorial Scholarship gives back to Global Gateway
A new scholarship will allow more students to gain teaching experience while immersing themselves in a new country or culture
Monday, December 18, 2017
A new scholarship will allow more students to gain teaching experience while immersing themselves in a new country or culture. The Chan and Wu Memorial Scholarship will benefit students taking part in Global Gateway for Teachers starting with the 2018-2019 school year.
The scholarship was started by the family of Wai Chung Chan and Kwok Min Wu, a couple who fled communist China at different stages of their lives and settled in Hong Kong. Family members remember them both as being extremely hard-working and always emphasizing the importance of education, sometimes working 10 hours a day, seven days a week, to provide for their family. They hope the scholarship will help more students experience the world through teaching in other countries.
“Learning the story of Wai Chung Chan and Kwok Min Wu brought tears to my eyes. Establishing this scholarship in tribute to their lifetime of hard work and sacrifice is deeply heartfelt,” noted Laura Stachowski, Director, Global Gateway for Teachers.
“We know that the overseas experiences continue to influence our graduates years later, and it is common for former students to tell me it was one of the most meaningful opportunities for professional development and personal growth they had at IU. The donor’s scholarship will impact not only the student teachers who are awarded it, but the children they will teach, opening minds, expanding horizons, and fostering curiosity about our world, for generations to come.”