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Professor Kai Yip Cho Memorial Fund
Supporting research in perpetuity
The Professor Kai Yip Cho Memorial Scholarship Endowment was established in 2009 by the family of the late Professor Cho.
Professor Cho's research on mushrooms and his long-term work with the Australian Mushroom Growers' Association gave Western Sydney University a high profile in the field.
In accepting the family's gift, Vice-Chancellor Professor Janice Reid confirmed that the scholarship would be awarded in 2010 to a three-year doctoral student undertaking mushroom growing or harvesting research in biochemistry or microbiology.
This generous donation will ensure the ongoing recognition of the outstanding work of Professor Cho, as well as supporting the future research of students in this unique field.
Mrs Cho and her family were moved to establish this scholarship fund in honour of the late Professor Cho's lifelong work and research. The donation from Mrs Cho will be matched by the University, allowing it to grow in perpetuity.
The scholarship, valued at $10,000 per year, will be awarded in close consultation with Professor Cho's Western Sydney University's colleagues and family.
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