Nearly two years after New York Life Agent Michelle Vo was killed in the mass shooting at a Las Vegas concert, her legacy lives on in Nancy Nghiem, the first winner of the Michelle Vo Women in Leadership Scholarship.
Nghiem recently graduated from Independence High School in San Jose, California, the same high school that Vo graduated from 16 years earlier. Nghiem will attend the University of the Pacific, where she will major in pre-pharmacy.
Last fall, New York Life established this annual $1,000 scholarship in Vo’s memory and has committed to awarding it for a decade. Applicants must demonstrate leadership in school and their communities and write an essay on “keeping the good works moving forward.” Scholarship applications are reviewed by a committee as well as the Vo family.
Cathy Vo, Michelle Vo’s sister shares what this scholarship means to her family. “It warms our hears that Michelle's New York Life family created this scholarship in her memory,” says Cathy Vo. “We're very happy to be a part of selecting the finalist and continuing to 'keep good going' in Michelle's name. It reminds us of the impact Michelle had and all the lives she continues to touch.”
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