Chelmsford High School Alumni Association
Awarding Criteria: Will be awarded to a deserving college bound senior who has demonstrated outstanding academic improvement during his/her high school education. An essay of not more than 500 words describing the candidate’s academic improvement, motivation and academic interests must be included as part of the candidate’s application.
Ming-Tzer Miu was born in Shanghai, China in 1935. He fled to Taiwan with his family just before the Communists entered the city of Shanghai. He studied engineering, graduated from the National Taiwan University, and served 2 years in the military.
After military service, he came to the United States to further his education. He excelled, receiving a Master’s Degree in Electrical Engineering from North Dakota State University in 1963.
A resident of Chelmsford since 1971, Mr. Miu spent his entire engineering career at Honeywell Information Systems (later acquired by BullHN,) specializing in computer systems design. During his tenure, he was awarded over 40 patents, nominated a Honeywell Corporate Fellow, and was a repeat recipient of the Honeywell H. W. Sweatt Award–Honeywell’s highest award for technical achievement.
Throughout his life, he believed that education is key to a successful career and self-motivation is the most important factor in reaching excellence and attaining goals. In high school, not all young adults are equally determined to do well at the start. Mr. Miu’s belief was that those who started slowly but finished strong academically should be praised for recognizing the importance of a good education and improving themselves to better meet future challenges.
The family of Ming-Tzer Miu is proud to honor him through the creation of this scholarship. The family and CHS Alumni Association are pleased to present this award to the young adult who demonstrated such momentum, determination and personal resolve during their time at Chelmsford High School.