Newman University junior Tiffany Huynh was awarded the Green & Gold Kansas Independent College Foundation (KICF) scholarship.
The scholarship is for students in Kansas who demonstrate a commitment to excellence, virtue and integrity with categories such as the Minority Student Scholarship or Future Leaders in Health Scholarship. Two other Newman students, Nicole Romero and Nkama Junior Kimfaema, also received scholarships from KICF.
Huynh was awarded the Minority Student Scholarship and is Vietnamese-Chinese American.
“With this scholarship, it will support me in taking off a bit of the financial burden that comes with going to college,” Huynh said.
Huynh is majoring in biology and is on the track to earning her pre-medical degree from Newman. After graduating from Newman, she hopes to attend the University of Kansas School of Medicine to further her career.
“I chose Newman not only because it was close to home but also because of the science department they offered, which I was hoping would better prepare me for a professional career in medicine,” Huynh said.
On campus, Huynh is currently a part of the Asian Student Association (ASA) executive board and has been involved in other organizations in the past such as Student Government Association, Circle K International and more. Out of all her Newman experiences, she said, ASA tops her list of most memorable experiences.
“I’ve really enjoyed being a part of a second family at Newman while working towards my degree. Being part of ASA has helped me gain a lot of new lifelong friends and confidence in my daily ventures that I hope I can bring into my future career as well,” Huynh said.
She had been a part of ASA’s executive board since her sophomore year and currently serves as secretary.
Outside of her school and work, Huynh enjoys de-stressing with art.
“Not only is it a stress reliever, but it’s something I’ve been passionate about ever since I learned how to hold a pencil. Ever since I was very little, I’ve always shown off a creative side and a desire to create something. Whether it’s drawing, painting or pottery, art is something that I hope to improve my skills in every day,” Huynh said.
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