2020 Nordenberg Leadership Scholars Announced

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The University of Pittsburgh has announced its 2020 Nordenberg Leadership Scholars—five exceptional Pennsylvania high school seniors who have demonstrated excellent leadership skills, innovative thinking, intellectual curiosity and community involvement. Nordenberg Scholars are awarded full-tuition scholarships to attend Pitt and participate in this unique program.

Named in honor of Chancellor Emeritus Mark A. Nordenberg, the program provides students with opportunities for continued academic achievement, leadership development, civic engagement and professional experiences with organizations and corporations in the Pittsburgh region. 

“The program is unique because it incorporates rigorous academic engagement with an ambitious and structured curriculum outside the classroom that is designed to challenge the scholars to excel in leadership, global awareness, citizenship, and civic engagement,” said Kenyon Bonner, vice provost and dean of students. 

The 2020 Nordenberg Leadership Scholars are:

  • Thomas Barnes of Havertown, Pennsylvania
  • Samurah Curry of Clarion, Pennsylvania
  • Kim Le of West Chester, Pennsylvania
  • Camryn Rogers of Pottstown, Pennsylvania
  • Pedro Schmitt of São Paulo, Brazil