Dr. Bo Han, assistant professor of business analytics at Texas A&M University-Commerce, and Dr. Shih Yung Chou, assistant professor of management at the University of Texas of the Permian Basin, have joined forces to create the “Dr. Shih Yung Chou and Dr. Bo Han Research Excellence Scholarship.”
The scholarship will be available to students at both A&M-Commerce and the University of Texas of the Permian Basin with the first round being awarded to students in 2017. All undergraduate and graduate students with a management, marketing or business analytics major can apply for the scholarship within the university scholarship portal. The scholarship was created to encourage students at both schools to engage in academic research.
“The scholarship fund was royalties for Dr. Chou and me for a case study published by Sage,” says Dr. Han. “This is our first time to receive royalties. We wanted to use this money to do something meaningful. So, Dr. Chou and I donated the money as scholarships for students at our respective universities. We want to support students who are interested in academic research to achieve a greater goal.”