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U-M Club of Houston: Scholarship Recipients

Scholarship awards have been presented to outstanding U-M students from the greater Houston area since 2014, the year our club Scholarship Program was established.

Meet our Award Recipients for the 2023-2024 academic year: Olivia Aguirre, Leopold Hoang, and Sophia Schmieg.

Olivia Aguirre, William P. Clements High School
2023 Mike Baker Memorial Award Recipient

Olivia Aguirre

“My name is Olivia Aguirre and I am so grateful for this scholarship and for the support from the U-M Club of Houston! I graduated from Clements High School and am now majoring in Biology through the College of Literature, Science, and the Arts. I look forward to starting my research project through the Undergraduate Research Opportunity Program, getting to know all of my professors, and being surrounded by the lively spirit on campus. Thank you so much and Go Blue!”

Leopold Hoang, Michael E. DeBakey High School for Health Professions

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“I am beyond grateful to be receiving a scholarship from Houston’s University of Michigan Club. I am a graduate of DeBakey High School for Health Professions and will be majoring in Biochemistry on the pre-med track. I am looking forward to seeing the U-M Campus in the snow but not so much experiencing the cold. Thank you again for the tremendous support from the U-M Club of Houston and Go Blue!”

Sophia Schmieg, Cypress Creek High School

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“Hi, my name is Sophia! I am studying at the School of Nursing at the University of Michigan and I am also a member of the U-M women’s novice rowing team. I am incredibly grateful to the U-M Club of Houston for supporting my educational journey and I cannot wait to see what these next four years have in store! Go Blue!”

Congratulations and best wishes to Olivia, Leopold, and Sophia as they begin their academic careers at U-M! The names of all our Award Recipients are listed below.


Congratulations from the U-M Club of Houston to each of these deserving students!

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