When an awards recipient gives back, it’s a special moment; when he does it the same year he received it, it’s extra special.  That’s what happened in 2000 when Daniel Yum decided to give back to the community he grew up in.

Daniel and his family moved to Canada when he was 12 years old.  In his final year of high school, Daniel Yum applied for and received scholarships from a number of different sources, one of which was the Hollister Science Fund held at Mission Community Foundation.

Daniel’s educational desires took him to Waterloo University where he received more scholarships and awards, including the Natural Science and Engineering Research Council of Canada’s Undergraduate Research award in 2004.  Daniel graduated with a degree in software engineering.  He has a Patent for capturing video images under low-light conditions.  Currently he is the Principal Software Engineer at Playground Global in San Francisco.

As the title states, this fund is dedicated to students pursuing a career in the sciences and through this fund, Daniel has helped 7 students with a total of $4,500.00 in scholarships.

If you would like to help a student further their educational goals, donate today!