Patrick and Linda Yip Endowed Scholarship

Oct 27, 2020 | Excellence Funds & Program Support, Scholarships

 

Patrick Yip shows his Longhorn Spirit in powerful action, expressing his gratitude for a successful life with a gift to future generations. Patrick earned his BBA in Accounting in 1986 and his MPA in Tax in 1987.

“What I achieved in my career would not have been possible without the quality education I received at UT.  I would really like to give back and do what the grantor of the scholarship did for me and others”.

Patrick had to overcome financial barriers as an international student while he was studying at UT, working part-time jobs to keep himself afloat financially. Filling drink orders at Jester Cafeteria was just an example of how he got through school. Financial concerns weighed heavily when he looked to the future. Even though he was admitted to the MPA program before he graduated from the undergraduate program, Patrick was not sure that he could continue at UT. He would not be able to afford the out-of-state tuition for one more year. Then he was awarded a scholarship for the MPA Program that enabled him to pay in-state tuition. He worked hard and graduated with a 4.0 GPA. Patrick is now Vice Chair of Deloitte China, which has around 15,000 employees in China. Among his various roles he is in charge of Deloitte Global’s legal practice in China.

Patrick writes “I was immensely grateful for that scholarship, without which I could not have done the MPA program. Many years on, I have many times thought back to that scholarship and what it has done for me. What I achieved in my career would not have been possible without the quality education I received at UT. I would really like to give back and do what the grantor of the scholarship did for me and others”. This endowment is a reflection of Patrick and Linda Yip’s shared belief in creating opportunities to celebrate what he was given: “My wife and I would like our children to know and appreciate how important it is to be grateful and give back, as giving is more blessed than receiving.” 

November 11, 2020

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