HAROLD T. CRAIG AND JOANNA C. YU MEMORIAL SCHOLARSHIP

Established by Joanna C. Yu, wife of Harold Craig, in honor of the most beloved and influential man in her life and a dear friend to the USC IPPAM program.












Harold Craig was the CEO of Craig Associates and Managing Partner of Greenpipe Capital Group, an investment consulting company which focuses on energy, water, and urban infrastructure investment and management. A longtime expert in government-business cooperation, he was frequently invited to speak at conferences and institutes, and had been advising various Chinese enterprises, including Shanghai Capital Investment Group and China Rail, on investment strategies and establishing operations in the US.

A native of England, Harold was born in Birkerhead very close to Liverpool. At age 20, he was awarded an athletic scholarship to study in the US. This opportunity launched his foray into a global arena and his personal journey in being an international student in the US. Through this early life experience, he developed a passion that led to his interest in global development and ultimately IPPAM and Joanna.

As a member of the IPPAM family, he was a constant presence and a sage advisor to many students. He was also a consummate problem-solver. Whenever there was a student in need, Harold leant a helping hand. No request was too big or too small. As a businessman working in the global arena, he also saw the tremendous value that students with a USC degree in public policy and management could bring to organizations in their home country and in the US. He boosted their confidence in what they could contribute and ultimately accomplish.

Harold was IPPAM's biggest champion, allowing those enrolled in the program to believe in something greater than themselves. We miss him dearly - but are so very thankful for the time we shared together. This scholarship is provided in the spirit that Harold embodied, in hope to continue his legacy of selfless giving and sharing. Harold will always be a titan of IPPAM, and he will forever live on in our hearts.