Peter Lee ’17, a 2016 Rhodes Scholarship Finalist, Wins Thomas Tam Scholarship
Peter Lee ’17 has received the 2017 CUNY Thomas Tam Scholarship for demonstrating creativity in the communication of the concerns of the Asian-American community. Lee was recently recognized for his accomplishment at the Asian American/Asian Research Institute’s 16th Annual Gala on Nov. 30.
Lee, who majored in anthropology and participated in the Coordinated B.A.-M.D. Program, is conducting a year-long ethnographic photo project in which he will examine the practice of Chinese seniors who travel to casinos to redeem vouchers as a way of living.
“I am deeply humbled and honored to have been selected as the recipient of the Thomas Tam Scholarship,” says Lee, a 2016 finalist for the Rhodes Scholarship. “Beyond providing funding for my project, the scholarship renews a moral purpose to the project and to the people I am fortunate enough to work with over the next year.” The Tam Scholarship provides Lee with $1,000.