04/11/2019 | Press release | Distributed by Public on 04/12/2019 01:51
The City of Eastvale is proud to announce that Ariel Chu has been awarded the 2019 Paul and Daisy Soros Fellowship. The 2019 Class of Paul & Daisy Soros Fellows is made up of 30 outstanding immigrants and children of immigrants from all over the country and world who are pursuing graduate school here in the United States. Selected from 1,767 applicants, each of the recipients was chosen for their potential to make significant contributions to the United States and will receive up to $90,000 in funding over two years.
Ariel Chu is a Taiwanese American writer from Eastvale, California. Her writing focuses on stories about intersecting identities, the burden of everyday power differentials, and what it means to be 'authentic' given competing cultural influences. She pursued an undergraduate degree in English at Williams College, studying abroad at Oxford University for a year. In the summer of 2016, Ariel received a Robert G. Wilmers, Jr. 1990 Memorial Travel Fellowship to conduct literary research in Reykjavík, Iceland. In 2017, Ariel graduated with highest honors and the title of Class Poet. She was also awarded the Hubbard Hutchinson Class of 1917 Memorial Fellowship for excellence in creative writing.
Ariel aims to pursue a PhD in creative writing while completing her first novel. An aspiring writing professor, she hopes to aid young writers in articulating and challenging their identities. Visit her website at ariel-chu.com to learn more about her journey.
Join us in congratulating Ariel on this outstanding accomplishment.