U-M Club of Greater Detroit: Current Recipients

Bicentennial Scholarship

Annabel Curran

Ferndale High School
Bicentennial Scholarship
2020/2021

Annabel Curran

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Annabel plans to enroll in the College of LS&A and is the recipient of the Bicentennial Scholarship. Annabel finished 6th in her class with an overall GPA of 3.97. She had an extensive AP course list, which included U.S. History, World History, Spanish, U.S. Government, Chemistry, English Language, Calculus, Environmental Science and Psychology. Annabel was an active member of the Ferndale High School Marching Band all four years and a student leader for the marching band since her sophomore year. She participated in the Ferndale High School Pit and Orchestra ensemble, along with being a participating in cross-country, track and junior varsity soccer. Annabel received Cross-Country Leadership award and Cross-Country award for academic excellence. Annabel was also a member of the National Honor Society, where she participated in many volunteer hours, and was a member of the Student Council. Outside of school, Annabel babysat with multiple families and volunteered around her community.

Jack Rickle

Royal Oak High School
Bicentennial Scholarship
2020/2021

Jack Rickle

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Jack plans to enroll in the College of LS&A and is the recipient of the Bicentennial Scholarship. Jack finished with a weighted GPA of over a 4.0 overall, while taking multiple AP classes. Jack was the co-president of the Student Leadership Services and an active member of the varsity cross-country team, where he was captain his senior year. Jack was the founder and officer of the Science Olympiad. He volunteered with the National Honor Society and Student Leadership Services. Jack also volunteered his time to his Church services. Throughout his high school career, Jack received many honors and distinctions. He was a 4-time award winner of the Royal Oak School Scholar and earned Royal Oak High School academic distinction. In addition, Jack achieved AP scholar, National Merit Commended Student, Academic All-State Cross Country and Optimist Club International Royal Oak Youth Recognition award. Outside of academics, Jack volunteered at his church and help train the altar servers.

David J. Hallissey Memorial Scholarship

Kyle Spence

Troy Athens High School
David J. Hallissey Memorial Scholarship
2020/2021

Kyle Spence

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Kyle plans to enroll in the College of Kinesiology and is the recipient of David J. Hallissey Scholarship. Kyle had a rigorous academic course curriculum, including a total number of twelve AP classes. On top of his academic schedule, he was a member of the basketball team, varsity football, varsity power lifter and lacrosse team. He was captain of the football team his senior year, captain of the lacrosse team his freshman, sophomore and senior year. Kyle was the recipient of multiple academic and athletic awards throughout his high school career, which include 2017 National German Gold and Silver medals, National Honor Society Omega Chapter, All-A Honors Summa Cum Laude Certificate, 2020 National Merit Program Commended Student, Troy School District Scholar Athlete Award and 2019 US Lacrosse Academic All-American. Kyle was an active member of his community, volunteering at Gleaners Community Food Bank, Trinity Lutheran youth group member and a team leader for Crop Walk to End Hunger.

Elaine and Roger Zatkoff Scholarship

Harry Yang

Rochester Adams High School
Elaine and Roger Zatkoff Scholarship
2020/2021

Harry Yang

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Harry plans to enroll in the College of Literature, Science and the Arts and is the recipient of the Elaine and Roger Zatkoff Scholarship. Harry had a demanding academic schedule, which included AP Chinese, Calculus, U.S. History, Statistics, Chemistry, U.S. Government, English Literature, Computer Science, Physics, Biology and Spanish Language. Harry was part of the Chemistry club, Link Crew, National Honor Society, HOSA, Sociedad Honoraria Hispánica, and Science Olympiad. He was a captain of the Science Olympiad his sophomore, junior and senior year. As a pianist and flutist, Harry was a member of the Oakland Youth Orchestra and a band mentor. In his spare time, Harry would volunteer at the Ascension Providence Rochester Hospital. Throughout his high school years, Harry placed first in Pharmacology knowledge HOSA event and Protein Modeling for the Science Olympiad. He earned Honorable Mention for the Chemistry Olympiad, top scorer for Michigan in the National Spanish Exam, 99th percentile nationwide for the National Spanish Exam, National Merit Semifinalist, NSLI-Y semifinalist and musical achievements.

Sophia Papadopoulus

Huron High School
Elaine and Roger Zatkoff Scholarship
2020/2021

Sophia Papadopoulus

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Sophia plans to enroll in the College of LS&A and is the recipient of the Elaine and Roger Zatkoff Scholarship. Sophia took multiple AP classes and was president Huron Business Professionals of America all four years of her high school career. She was also a member of DECA, Huron Rotary Interact and National Honor Society. Outside of school, Sophia was co-chair of the Ann Arbor Area Community Foundation Youth Council, market research intern, dance teacher at Inner Action Dance Studio and team co-captain of the Ci Wa Wa Chinese Cultural Competitive Dance Team. Throughout her high school career, Sophia earned multiple honors and awards, which include 1st place Business Professionals America website design team, 1st place Business Professionals of America Financial Analysis Team, 1st place Tao Li Chinese Cultural Dance Competition, 2nd place DECA marketing management team, and 2nd place DECA Principles of Marketing and 3rd place Business Professionals America Human Resource Management.

Christian Henderson

Roeper Middle and Upper School
Elaine and Roger Zatkoff Scholarship
2020/2021

Christian Henderson

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Christian plans to enroll in the College of Engineering and is the recipient of the Elaine and Roger Zatkoff Scholarship. Christian graduated with an unweighted 4.0 GPA while taking a rigorous course curriculum, which included AP classes in Human Geography, U.S. Government, Environmental Science, Chemistry, U.S. History, Calculus, Physics and English Literature. Christian received the Chemistry Award and placed 3rd in the East Tennessee Regional Science Olympiad his sophomore year. He was an active member of the solar go-kart team, robotics, and science and physics clubs. Outside of academics, Christian was a member of the cross-country, swim, track and field teams. He earned most improved swimmer his freshman year and coaches award his junior year. In his spare time, Christian was a part of the Boys Scouts America; patrol leader of BSA and order of the arrow BSA Honor Society. He also was a swim instructor and camp counselor.

Frederick C Matthaei Scholarship

Nicole Dillman

Saline High School
Frederick C Matthaei Scholarship
2020/2021

Nicole plans to enroll in the College of Engineering and is the recipient of the Frederick C. Matthaei Scholarship. Nicole finished first in her class with an unweighted 4.0 GPA, while taking a demanding academic course curriculum; which included Chemistry, Biology, Statistics, Physics, Computer Science, Calculus, Language and Composition. Nicole was an active member of the National Honor Society, German American Exchange Program, Key Club and Generation Global team. She was a National Merit Scholarship Semifinalist and a National Finalist for Chemistry Olympiad. Nicole was a recipient of the English Department Academic Award, Technology Department Academic Award and Gold Honor Roll. Outside of academics, Nicole was a member of the Track and Field team being captain her senior year, Cross Country team and ski team. In her spare time, Nicole interned at an engineering company and volunteered with National Honor Society and Key Club.

Riya Aggarwal

Eisenhower High School
Frederick C Matthaei Scholarship
2020/2021

Riya Aggarwal

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Riya plans to enroll in the College of LS&A and is the recipient of the Frederick C. Matthaei Scholarship. Riya finished in the Top 10% of her class, with a weighted GPA of 4.15. Riya took multiple AP classes, which included World History, Chemistry, Statistics, U.S. Government, Studio Art, English Literature, Biology and Calculus. As a pianist, she performed at the school choir concert. Riya was the school representative for the Indian American Student Association, National Honor Society member and a member of the UCMST Administrator Advisory Board. Athletically, Riya was captain of the Varsity swim team her senior year. In her spare time, Riya interned at Alamat Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery and actively participated in ISKCON, community service and religious activities at her temple. Throughout her high school career, Riya earned AP Scholar with Honor, National Scholastics Competition Honorable Mention, National Merit Commended Scholar and All State Academic Team for Excellence in Athletics and Academics.

Gary & Ann Moeller Scholarship

Noah Block

Bedford Senior High School
Gary & Ann Moeller Scholarship
2020/2021

Noah Block

 

 

 

 

 

 

Noah plans to enroll in the College of Literature, Science and the Arts and is the recipient of the Gary & Ann Moeller Scholarship. Noah finished first in his class with an unweighted 4.0 GPA. Noah was a member of many in-school clubs; including National Honor Society, Quiz Bowl team, Link Crew, Students in Action and Student Council, was president his senior year. He was also a member of the track, cross county and chamber orchestra club. Throughout his high school career, Noah was a recipient of many awards: Eagle Scout Award, National Merit Scholar Commended Student, Monroe County Education Association Academic All-Star, Michigan Track Coaches Association Academic All-State, Michigan Southeastern Conference Scholar-Athlete Award and AP Scholar. Noah took a demanding academic schedule with seven AP classes. He volunteered with Youth Leadership Toledo and was an active member of his church group.

Harold duCharme Scholarship

Jocelyn Zhang

Huron High School
Harold duCharme Scholarship
2020/2021

Jocelyn Zhang

Jocelyn Zhang plans to enroll in the College of Literature, Science and the Arts and is the recipient of the Harold duCharme Scholarship. Jocelyn was an active member of the Huron’s Genes in Diseases and Symptoms Club and Huron’s chapter of Business Professionals in America. She was part of the Varsity Women’s cross country team and a clarinetist in Huron’s symphony band and marching band all four years. Jocelyn achieved multiple academic awards, including 4-time Top 17% of Michigan Math Prize Competition, National Merit Scholarship semifinalist, 2019 Purple Comet Math Meet International Honorable Mention, National AP Scholar and Michigan Business Professionals of America Statesman Torch Award Recipient. Academically, she has taken advantage of the most rigorous AP classes including U.S. History, Chinese Language, Chemistry, Physics, Biology, U.S. Government, Microeconomics, English Language, Statistics, Calculus, Computer Science and Spanish Language. Jocelyn has also generously given her time and energies to her community as a high school counselor at Rec & Ed Summer camps, Science Olympiad Coach at King Elementary School and student teacher at Ann Arbor Math Olympiad club.

James H. LoPrete Scholarship

Jennifer Won

Troy High School
James H. LoPrete Scholarship
2020/2021

Jennifer Won

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Jennifer plans to enroll in the Ross School of Business and is the recipient of the James H. LoPrete Scholarship. Jennifer was active with in-school activities; which included Project LEAD, DECA, Entrepreneurship club, varsity synchronized swimming and National Honor Society. Her senior year, Nicole was chapter president of DECA, vice president of Entrepreneurship club and fundraising officer of Project LEAD. Jenifer had an extensive list of AP classes, twelve total. This lead to many scholar awards; which include National Merit Scholar Semifinalist, DECA International Finalist, DECA States first place, 2020 Coca-Cola Scholar Semifinalist, AP Scholar with Distinction, National Spanish Exam Bronze Award and multiple competition awards. Jennifer was an active member of the community, which include but not limited to Step of Poverty team, leadership to Troy Student Representative, Support 313 Volunteer and Kumon Academic Tutor.

Seta Hagopian

International Academy
James H. LoPrete Scholarship
2020/2021

Seta Hagopian

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Seta plans to enroll in the College of Engineering and is the recipient of the James H. LoPrete Scholarship. Seta was a member of her high school drama club for four years; being President for two years and played many leading roles; she was the Cat in the Hat for “Seussical the Musical” and Donna in “Momma Mia.” Seta was an active member of multiple in-school clubs, where she volunteered at different activities and events. Seta participated in freshman student council, “Bluebirds” female singing ensemble, “Living in Faith Together” religious club, “Big Brother Big Sister” and “Health Opportunities for Perspective Students” Medical club. She was also a member of the JV POMS team, where she led multiple pom workouts for younger children. Seta was also a member of the National Honor Society and French Honor Society; volunteering at events and tutoring other students. Academically, Seta took an extensive honor class schedule, while finishing with a weighted 4.0 GPA. Outside of school, Seta was a Girl Scout for twelve years and attended many musical programs, singing and playing the piano, flute and guitar. Seta earned the National Merit Scholarship Commended Student in 2020, voted best lead actress of LHS/IAW Theatre in 2019 and awarded International Academy High School International Baccalaureate Music Keystone award.

Madelyn Chau

West Bloomfield High School
James H. LoPrete Scholarship
2020/2021

Madelyn Chau

 

 

 

 

 

 

Madelyn plans to enroll in the College of LS&A and is the recipient of the James H. LoPrete Scholarship. Madelyn finished in the top 1% of her class with a weighted GPA of 4.13. Madelyn awarded AP scholar with an extensive course curriculum. Madelyn was an active member and leader of West Bloomfield High School clubs. Her sophomore year, she founded in-school Lakers’ Minds Matter Club, which helped address teen crisis associated with mental health issues. Madelyn was also executive board member and political action leader of the EARTH club, where she led fundraisers to install 20-kilowatt solar array. She was the president of the WISE club, where she led to increase number of women’s interest in the STEM field, coordinated guest speakers and planned field trips to spark interest. She was the assistant concertmaster of the symphony orchestra. As a violist, Madelyn nominated by the Orchestra Director to play at Carnegie Hall and awarded the highest ranking at the Michigan School Band and Orchestra Association. Madelyn was a research assistant at Oakland University, studying the use of ionic liquids as soil-gas sensing materials for gathering data on permafrost warming and carbon cycles of the Artic. In her spare time, Madelyn attended summer scholar MTU Engineering program, participated of University of Michigan Girls in Music and Technology camp and participated of University of Michigan Coding camp. In addition, she was an academic tutor and volunteered at West Bloomfield Library and local 5k races.

Jerry & Anne Hanlon Scholarship

Emily Feldman

Frankel Jewish Academy
Jerry & Anne Hanlon Scholarship
2020/2021

Emily Feldman

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Emily plans to enroll in the College of LS&A and is the recipient of the Frankel and Anne Hanlon Scholarship. Emily received many academic awards and finished with an overall 4.0 GPA, while taking multiple AP classes. During Emily’s first year, she received Excellence in Bible and English. Her sophomore year, she was honored with Excellence in Math and English and received the Boruch Scholarship Award. Emily’s junior year, she was honored with Excellence in Rabbinics and Science. Emily was an active member of the National Honor Society, Girls 2 Women Club and Education Revisions Team. She was a 3-time president of the Social Justice Club, editor of the yearbook her senior year and 4-time student ambassador. Emily was part of the varsity volleyball team throughout her high school career and was captain her senior year. She participated of the varsity basketball team, being captain her senior year as well. Outside of school, Emily was a member of the Kol Koleinu Teen Feminist Fellowship and Tamarack Teen Council board member. Emily volunteered with ‘Meals on Wheels’ and Yad Ezra. She also volunteered her time by being a Torah reader at Adat Shalom Synagogue.

Lloyd & Laurie Carr Scholarship

Emma Behrendt

Brighton High School
Lloyd & Laurie Carr Scholarship
2020/2021

Emma Behrendt

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Emma plans to enroll in the College of LS&A and is the recipient of the Lloyd and Laurie Carr Scholarship. Emma was a member of many school related boards, including class council, student government, BKOM board and executive board. She was a member of the National Honor Society and captain of the junior varsity cheerleading team. In her spare time, Madelyn volunteered with the Yong Life Club and was a math tutor at Brighton Initiative to Teach Everyone. Madelyn was a 4-time honor roll, academic letter recipient while taking eight AP classes throughout her high school career. She was awarded honors at the MITES graphic design competition and a retail employee at Rosy’s Boutique.

Women’s Gymnastics Manager Scholarship

Conor Stemme

Women’s Gymnastics Manager Scholarship
2020/2021

Conor Stemme

 

 

 

 

 

 

Conor is a senior at the University of Michigan majoring in Sport Management and minoring in History. He attended high school in Virginia and hopes to work in sports in the future. He has been a team manager for the Women’s Gymnastics team since September 2019.

Allison Johnston

Women’s Gymnastics Manager Scholarship
2020/2021

Allison Johnston

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Allison is a sophomore at the University of Michigan majoring in Sport Management. She attended high school in Michigan and hopes to work in Sport Marketing in the future. On campus, she is a member of the Michigan Sport Business Association and Michigan Women Empowerment in Sport & Entertainment (MWESE). This is her first year as a manager for the Women’s Gymnastics team.

Women’s Basketball Manager Scholarship

Lucas Vargas

Women’s Basketball Manager Scholarship
2020/2021

Lucas Vargas

 

 

 

 

 

 

Lucas is a senior at the University of Michigan majoring in Sport Management and minoring in Business from Austin, Texas. He began as a manager for the women’s basketball program as a sophomore in 2018 after serving 4 years as a manager for the men’s varsity team at Anderson High School. Lucas has broadcasted football, basketball, softball, and hockey games for WCBN Sports Student Radio and turned those experiences into an internship at 104.9 The Horn, the sports station in Austin. During his summers Lucas coached the Anderson varsity team in summer practices and tournaments and worked as an assistant coach in skill development for high school college, and professional players at Austin Pro Academy for BTY Basketball. After graduation, he plans to pursue a career in coaching or sport radio.

Women’s Swimming & Diving Manager Scholarship

Duncan Wallis

Women’s Swimming & Diving Manager Scholarship
2020/2021

Duncan Wallis

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Duncan is a senior at the University of Michigan majoring in Sport Management with a minor in Applied Statistics. I have worked for the Michigan Swim and Dive team for three years as a Student Manager and I am looking forward to a fourth year with whatever season we get! I would like to take this opportunity to thank the many family members, friends, and mentors that have supported me along the way—namely Head Coach Mike Bottom, Jenna Hall, and the rest of the S&D staff for the last four years.

On campus, I am also the President of the Michigan Sport Consulting Group and work as a Data Analyst for Michigan Baseball. The last couple summers I have been fortunate to have the opportunity to work for the Chicago Cubs both at Wrigley Field and as an Associate Scout for the Cape Cod Baseball League. In the future, I plan to work in Baseball Operations and the ultimate dream would be General Manager of a Major League Baseball franchise.

Women’s Volleyball Manager Scholarship

Sofie Vanhal

Women’s Volleyball Manager Scholarship
2020/2021

Sofie Vanhal

Sofie is a senior at the University of Michigan majoring in Sport Management. She is currently in her fourth year working with the volleyball program. She is from Los Angeles, California and hopes to go into event management or team operations after graduation.

Annika Erickson

Women’s Gymnastics Manager Scholarship
2020/2021

Annika Erickson

 

 

 

 

 

 

Annika is a junior at the University of Michigan majoring in Economics from Grand Haven, Michigan. This is her third year as a manager for the volleyball team. Growing up, she was always involved in sports, whether playing, managing or being a fan. Her favorite part of being a manager is knowing that by doing her best, she can help the team be their best.

Falk/Hatch Scholarship

Nik Patel

Falk/Hatch Scholarship
2020/2021

Nik Patel

Nik is from Plymouth, Michigan and a senior at the University of Michigan on a pre-medical track studying Movement Science in the School of Kinesiology with a minor in Business from the Ross School of Business. This is his second season with the Michigan football team where I have worked with the tight-ends group under Coach Sherrone Moore. As a manager, he also helps out with signaling boards for offense and special teams. He is extremely fortunate for the opportunity to work in the best football program in the nation where he has been surrounded by some of the greatest minds in the sport. As he pursues a future career in medicine as a potential surgeon, the high-intensity environment of practice has helped him enhance his skillset of thinking on his feet and adapting to new problems. Taking the lessons he has gained as a manager, he is excited to apply them toward the advancement of healthcare.

Drew Morris

Falk/Hatch Scholarship
2020/2021

Drew Morris

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Drew is from Bethesda, Maryland and is a senior at the University of Michigan studying Sport Management in the School of Kinesiology as well as minoring in Entrepreneurship. In his first year as a manager, he worked with the Linebackers under Coach Don Brown and Coach Al Washington. Now, in his third season with the Michigan football team, he work with the Running Backs and Coach Jay Harbaugh. Furthermore, his main role as a manager is to hold up the play-calling signals by holding formation boards for the Offense. As he looks to pursue a future career in the sports industry, the priceless experience and work with the football program has proven to be the best decision that he made in college and it has given him memories for a lifetime. Finally, being a manager will always be a cornerstone of his college career and has become a part of his life.

Schmidt/Hunt Scholarship

Dylan Mathers

Schmidt/Hunt Scholarship
2020/2021

Dylan Mathers

Dylan is in the school of Kinesiology, majoring in Movement Science. She grew up in Lincoln, Nebraska and decided she wanted a career in sports medicine at a young age. Getting the opportunity to work with University of Michigan athletics, specifically football, has been a dream come true as it is helping to prepare her for my future career goals of serving as an athletic trainer for a high-level football or soccer program.

Bennie Oosterbann Scholarship

Bennie Oosterbann Scholarship

2020/2021

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