39 Chinese graduates get C-100 scholarships
Updated: 2012-05-21 12:33
By Sun Yuanqing (chinadaily.com.cn)
Leadership scholarships instituted by the Committee of 100 (C-100), an organization set up by prominent Chinese Americans in business, government, academia, and the arts, were given away to 39 graduates from 22 top universities across China on May 15 at a ceremony in Beijing.
The awards were given to the students for their outstanding academic achievement, leadership qualities, and community involvement. More than 200 students have received the scholarships since its inception in 2005.
US ambassador to China Gary F. Locke (left) with Tian Ye (center), one of the scholarship winners, at the awards ceremony in Beijing on May 15. [Provided to China Daily]
"We want to 'invest' in the future of the Sino-US ties by cultivating young Chinese talents," Chen Zhi, Chairman of C-100, said.
C-100 is a non-profit organization comprising over 159 members that look to promote mutual understanding and communication between China and the US.
Prominent attendees at the C-00 event included the US ambassador to China Gary F. Locke and veteran Chinese actress Joan Chen.