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Amanda Nguyen Memorial Scholarship



The Amanda Nguyen Memorial Scholarship

The Amanda Nguyen Memorial Scholarship is awarded in honor and memory of Amanda Nguyen, Urban Scholars class of 2019. Two awards of $1,000 each are given to Urban Scholars students from the rising-senior cohort who display the below characteristics representative of Amanda in her time as an Urban Scholar. Composite scores are determined using the following calculation:

  • Length of time in Urban Scholars: points possible 1-4 (1 point for each summer participation, e.g. 4 years= 4 points)
  • Participation: points possible 1-4 (2 points for full academic-year participation, 1 point for partial academic-year participation; 2 points for full summer participation, 1 point for partial summer participation)
  • GPA (recalculated): points possible 1-4 (4 points for a 4.0 or higher, 3 points for a 3.0 or higher, 2 points for a 2.0 or higher)
  • Internship experience: points possible 2 (1 point awarded for each completed internship experience through Urban Scholars or a similar program)

List of Past Winners: 

  • 2018: Nickolson Alexis, Yves Joseph, Katia Pinto
  • 2019: Colensky Paul, Racheal Arowosegbe, Ashley Julmiste
  • 2020: Christie Janvier, Malita Rosa, Rebekah Julmiste
  • 2021: Victoria Adeyemo, Tolu Adigun, Vanessa Boereau