Dian Yu '16 wins 2014 Dennis R. Washington Achievement Graduate Scholarship

Dian Yu ’16 has been awarded the 2014 Dennis R. Washington Achievement Graduate Scholarship from the Horatio Alger Association of Distinguished Americans.

Founded in 1947, the Horatio Alger Association is a nonprofit educational organization that honors the achievements of outstanding individuals and encourages youth to pursue higher education as a means of achieving their goals. The Washington Achievement Graduate Scholarship provides up to $30,000 annually for up to three years to individuals pursuing graduate-level education. It is given to 10 students from the pool of State and National Horatio Alger Scholar Alumni. In 2007, Yu received the Horatio Alger Pennsylvania/Franklin Scholarship.

 Before attending law school, Yu, a Root-Tilden-Kern Scholar, worked for Acumen Fund in Nairobi, Kenya, helping to build financially sustainable organizations to deliver affordable goods and services to low-income communities. She also served as a consultant for EKO Asset Management Partners, an investment and advisory firm specializing in environmental markets and natural infrastructure. 

Posted on August 14, 2014