Regional Science Ph.D. Student Awarded Global Citizen Grant

September 20, 2019

Regional science Ph.D. candidate Hanxue Wei (Ph.D. RS '26) has won a $3,000 grant from MPower Financing's Fall 2019 Global Citizen Scholarship Competition. The competition awards scholarships of up to $5,000 to globally-minded international and DACA students at top U.S. and Canadian universities. Wei was selected out of a pool of 788 applicants.

While pursuing her doctoral degree in the Department of City and Regional Planning, Wei has focused her research on sustainable neighborhoods in developing countries. Her competition essay detailed plans to repurpose former industrial wastelands in Chinese cities with sustainable, walkable neighborhoods.

Wei will use the grant to further her research. "We need to learn how to better gather and utilize mass spatial data to ensure our urban planning has a solid scientific grounding to further help urban policy-making and promote social equity," she said.

In addition to offering scholarships, MPower Financing provides international student loans to students from 190+ countries pursuing degrees in any academic field.

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