By Boston University
Six Chinatown residents were honored with a Boston University Community Service Award and Scholarship in a ceremony on campus with the former mayor and BU President Dr. Robert A. Brown on June 17, 2014. The recipients include Monica F. Chiu, Jennifer Long, Daniel Qiu, Barry B. Wu, Maggie Yu, and Zhenhua Zhao.
The Boston University Community Service Award is reserved for Boston public high school students who will receive Boston University grants to fully fund their financial need without loans. Recipients receive a mentor to assist them in a successful transition to Boston University and connect them to important campus resources including community service opportunities. In 2014, the University recognized 50 Community Service Award winners who represent a commitment of $8.2 million from Boston University for the next four years.
Founded in 1839, Boston University is an internationally recognized institution of higher education and research. With more than 33,000 students, it is the fourth-largest independent university in the United States. BU consists of 16 schools and colleges, along with a number of multi-disciplinary centers and institutes integral to the University’s research and teaching mission. In 2012, BU joined the Association of American Universities (AAU), a consortium of 62 leading research universities in the United States and Canada.