Lucy and Samuel Chu Piano Scholarship
Samuel Chu was born in Shanghai, China in 1929, and emmigrated to Bethesda, Maryland, in the early 1940's following his parents. Of this experience he observed, "I value my upbringing in China. I am fortunate that by circumstances and by choice I am now at home, actually and psychologically, in America." Chu graduated from Dartmouth College and Columbia University where he earned a master's and a Ph.D. in history. He is a lifelong academic as a professor at Bucknell University, University Pittsburgh, and finally Ohio State University where he was the first director of its East Asian studies program. He retired in 1995 as Professor Emeritus.
The Lucy and Samuel Chu Piano Scholarship is awarded to deserving international undergraduate and graduate students majoring in piano performance or music education with a piano concentration.