Jordan Vinh was recently awarded the Greg Goff Leadership Scholarship by the National Society of High School Scholars (NSHSS).
The scholarship recognizes five students annually who have demonstrated outstanding leadership and consists of a $2000 grant. Application for the scholarship is open to any high school senior worldwide who is graduating with a minimum GPA of 3.0. Vinh will matriculate at the University of Michigan with a major in biomedical engineering.
Vinh wrote several articles for The Bedford Citizen under its Student Voices @ The Bedford Citizen banner (see links below) describing his work with the Don Bosco Project, a non-profit foundation he co-founded to support the post-secondary education aspirations of orphaned children in Mexico. To date, he has helped raise over $10,000 for his foundation.
NSHSS was co-founded by Claes Nobel and James Lewis in 2002. Nobel is the senior member of the family of Alfred Nobel who established the Nobel Prize. According to its website, NSHSS is inspired by the mission of the Nobel Prize to support academic achievement and world betterment. The Goff Scholarship is funded by American businessman Greg Goff, who “in the spirit of world betterment” seeks to foster the development of young leaders.