Award Supports Young Scholars in Psychology, Psychiatry and Neuroscience

Pleasanton, Calif. — May 17, 2023 — The Board of Directors of the Alan Hu Foundation is pleased to announce the five recipients of the 2023 Alan Hu Foundation Scholarship: Xina Wang and Shree Billa of Amador Valley High School, Samuel Wu of Dublin High School, Tanisha Deka of Granada High School, and Alizabeth Ruiz of Livermore High School. Their resumes and passion for psychology, neuroscience, and medical research, and dedication to mental health impressed Alan Hu Foundation President Xiaofang Chen and the scholarship review committee members. Finalists are Ciara Stapleton of Amador Valley High School, and Annalise Mui and Claire Van Horn of Foothill High School. “It is gratifying that we awarded the Alan Hu Foundation Scholarship to Xina, Shree, Samuel, Tanisha, and Alizabeth. Each will receive $1,000.00 in support of their college education. We hope they may someday be speakers for the Alan Hu Foundation Mental Health Lecture Series.”

The Alan Hu Foundation Scholarship encourages young talents to study in the fields of Psychology, Psychiatry or Neurosciences. It was created in memory of Alan Hu and Sarah Rahman, young people with great promise whose battles with mental illness resulted in suicide. The mission of the Alan Hu Foundation is to promote mental health, raise awareness and remove stigma surrounding psychiatric disorders, and to support fundamental research for cures.

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