Finalists for the scholarship will be introduced during the first half of the evening, after which University President William Leahy, SJ, will announce the winner.
This will be the sixth year BC has given the award, which covers 75 percent of the winner's senior year tuition. Along with academic performance and financial need, candidates are judged on their commitment to community service and leadership as evidenced by extra-curricular activities on and off campus.
"The purpose of the award is to recognize a student who has gone above and beyond the call of duty to raise awareness of Asian issues on campus," said College of Arts and Sciences Associate Dean John J. Burns, chairman of the scholarship committee.
Other highlights of Asian Culture Night will be authentic ethnic food supplied by area restaurants as well as music and dance performances by members of BC's 10 Asian culture clubs.
"It is really one of the best events on campus all year. Everyone has a great time," said Prof. G. Ramsay Liem (Psychology), a member of the scholarship selection committee.
"The scholarship is a nice way of telling the winner that we appreciate what they've done here at Boston College," said Liem.
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