“It is amazing that AWIB is setting up a scholarship fund geared toward Asian female students in college. The scholarship helps in creating a platform to foster future Asian women leaders in the business world. It is an encouragement to current young Asian college students to excel in school and take leadership roles. The scholarship would go toward my education, and I would certainly give back in the future.”
– Ling Lin, class of 2009
Ling is from New Jersey and attends Stevens Institute of Technology in New Jersey, majoring in Business and Technology. Ling is the first and only student in her program to take a semester abroad while doing a four-year accelerated bachelor/ master degree program. Ling’s leadership positions include serving as the United Kingdom’s Co-Coordinator of the Oversea Chinese Student Volunteer Organization for the Beijing Olympics, Co-Founder/ CFO of Stevens Finance Group, President of the Chinese Student Association, Secretary of the Ethnic Student Council, Spirit Chair of Stevens’ Annual Fall and Spring festivities, and Student Government Association Senator.
Ling was part of the organizing committee that was involved in creating the global movement to spread Olympic Spirits where students from around the world participated in the “Wishes from Abroad” project to showcase their enthusiasms for the Beijing Olympics. They collected wishes from universities across all continents and presented them to the Beijing Olympic Committee Organization Group. Ling is also an active volunteer of Rural China Education Foundation, a non-profit organization that aims to provide comprehensive support to select rural schools and transform them into conducive environments for educational experimentation.
Ling is passionate about global business and hopes to get the opportunity to work internationally in the future. She wants to become a role model for the next generation of Asian women.