2016 UNO Alumni Scholars
The 2016 UNO Alumni Association Scholarships have been awarded to three high school graduates. The three $2,500/year scholarships are awarded to those who have demonstrated leadership and involvement during high school. The scholarships are renewable for up to four years total.
Brenda Le Nguyen — South Sioux City, Nebraska
Nguyen is from South Sioux City, Nebraska, and graduated from South Sioux City High School in May 2016. Her s goal is to become a pharmacist. In high school, Nguyen was a member of the band/drumline, National Honor Society, Respect Committee and National Council on Youth Leadership. She also became a licensed CNA, played tennis and was part of the TRIO Talent Search, along with numerous other activities. She also volunteered her time working concessions, cleaning after festivals, selling tickets to fundraisers, helping the local library, and elsewhere.
“I believe that everything happens for a reason, and attending this university will enable me to take a leap of faith and trust my gut to flourish and represent myself as a leader in medicine by becoming a Maverick…”
Micah Klassen — South Sioux City, Nebraska
Klassen is from South Sioux City, Nebraska, and graduated from South Sioux City High School in May 2016. In high school he was involved with basketball, track, cross country, swimming, the Fellowship of Christian Athletes, marching band, pep band, concert band, National Honor Society and numerous other activities. He volunteered his time with the Food Bank, Boys Club, Kids Café, Women and Children’s Shelter, Big Brothers Big Sisters and elsewhere.
“I want to become an alum of the University of Nebraska at Omaha to become a part of something much bigger than myself.”
Mitchael Sieh — Stanton, Nebraska
Sieh graduated from Stanton High School in Stanton, Nebraska, in May 2016. He will attend UNO as an architectural engineering major. In high school Sieh was involved in student council, National Honor Society, high school band, football, baseball, track & field and Tri-M Music Honor Society. In his community he was involved with his church’s youth group, volunteered at Youth Development, Food Truck, Kids Against Hunger, Orphan Grain Train and Highway Clean-up and was an alter server for his church.
“A college education that requires both educational and personal growth will lead to the success of my future endeavors as an University of Nebraska at Omaha alum.”