Without it I would not have been able to study in the USA. Given the financial situation of my family, I could not even afford to attend university in Hong Kong, even though my grades were good enough. With the bachelor’s degree from Rochester, I went on to a master’s at University of Wisconsin at Madison, and returned to Rochester for my PhD. I am eternally grateful to IIE for giving me my chance for a quality education. And in Rochester I met my wife …, who also received a Direct Placement Scholarship through IIE.
Last evening I had a chance to thank Dr. Alan Goodman, current president of IIE, in person. They really have done a lot of good and deserve an applause, and more.