Mao-Geng Zhan Scholarship for Academic Excellence (SZ6339)
The Mao-Geng Zhan Scholarship for Academic Excellence honors Mao-Geng Zhan’s (Dr. F. Benjamin Zhan’s late grandfather) emphasis on education, and inspired Dr. F.B. Zhan to seek academic excellence during his early childhood.
One scholarship is awarded each spring pending available funding and applied to the following fall. Mao Geng Zhan worked as a farmer and seasonal fisherman in a village in Miluo, in the province of Hunan, China, for most of his life.
He was a community leader and activist and was always enthusiastically helping others. During his later years, he helped raise his six grandchildren, who are all successful in their respective careers. He valued education, family, and personal integrity. Mao-Geng Zhan passed away at the age of72 in 1972.
- be a geography doctoral student at Texas State
- have authored or coauthored (as first author) an article that has been published or accepted for publication by an international or national refereed journal
- have conducted the cited research at Texas State