Lai "Sally" Wong
BBA 2011, Accounting
Alumnae Sally Wong studied accounting during her brief time at the University of Houston as a Tier One Scholar, after entering with nearly 60 academic credits from College Board Advanced Placement courses taken in high school. She graduated within 1½ years before moving with her family back to Hong Kong where she works for a listed company, gaining industry accounting experience. For the next five years she aspires to gain a range of accounting and commercial experience and potentially obtain CPA certification.
The Tier One Scholarship was very important to Wong, as it enabled her to pursue a college education without any financial burden.
“I never had to face tuition restraints, nor did I need to worry about repaying any debt after graduating. I can proudly say that the scholarship’s generous support has opened numerous paths for me, encouraged me to go above and beyond, and ultimately led me to a wide horizon of opportunities and career prospects,” Wong said.
Wong recalls her most memorable achievement as a Tier One Scholar to be when she was recognized by President Khator as UH’s youngest graduate and first Tier One Scholar graduate. Wong obtained a BBA summa cum laude in one and a half years and would recommend the Tier One Scholarship to applicable applicants.
“Being in the program means so much more than just receiving full tuition, housing, research stipends and study abroad support. It’s actually about the meaningful experience of taking part in the University’s history-making journey of becoming a Tier One research university,” Wong said.
“Not only that, but UH is situated in Houston — the nation’s 4th largest city and the largest in Texas. In this global city and thriving energy industry, you will find resources, networks, and opportunities all here in your hands at UH.”