Since the annual scholarship program began in 1989, CSPA has awarded $224,000 to deserving high school students. Hu will receive the award at CSPA’s Mid-Year Meeting on May 10, 2016, at the Gaylord National Resort and Convention Center in National Harbor, MD.
“Lucille Hu is clearly a young woman of exceptional character, combining excellence in her academic pursuits, with leadership in her community and a passion to help people,” said Chris Cathcart, CSPA’s president and CEO. “Hu’s impressive work in aiding cancer research, along with the national recognition she’s received as a scholar, make it clear that she will be a health care professional of the highest caliber.”
Lucille Hu will attend Case Western Reserve University, where she plans to pursue a career in health care. Hu says her passion has always been in the health sciences, which is reflected in her extra-curricular experience: having helped conduct head and neck cancer research at the University of Michigan Cancer Center, worked as a volunteer at Mott Children’s Hospital, and shadowed physicians in various specialties.
The Huron High School student is a 2016 US Presidential Scholars Semifinalist and National AP Scholar. As a co-founder of her school’s Women in Science and Engineering Club, Hu established successful K-8 science outreach programs for local elementary and middle schoolers. She also coached her elementary school’s 5th grade Science Olympiad team to success.
Hu is an accomplished musician who performs with her school’s bands and orchestra, and with the All-City Honors Band.
The selection of this year’s scholarship winner was determined by committee in conjunction with Kelly Mills, MD, Assistant Professor of Neurology at the Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine. Consideration for the award is limited to those students whose parent or grandparent is employed full-time by a CSPA member company.
The Murray Glauberman Memorial Scholarship was established to honor the memory of the late Murray Glauberman, who was the 1986 chairman of CSPA’s board of directors.