The University of Oregon is proud to announce Signing Day 2014, celebrating the remarkable achievements of this year’s recipients of the Stamps Scholarship.
The Stamps award is the UO’s most generous and prestigious undergraduate scholarship, providing tuition, room and board, and access to an enrichment fund that will help recipients pursue study abroad, internships, or other experiences.
Signing Day events were held on
- April 3—Wilsonville High School: Husam Zaidan
- May 6—LaSalle Catholic College Preparatory School: Jacob Bieker
- May 6—Sherwood High School: Hao Tan
Jacob attends LaSalle Catholic College Preparatory School where he has participated in lacrosse, FIRST Robotics Club, and the German American Partnership Exchange Program. He designed an Android application as part of his capstone project through the STEM LaSallian Scholar Program. Jacob’s volunteer service includes tutoring children at a local elementary school, serving as an outdoor school counselor, and working on the Blackfoot Indian Reservation in Montana on projects in and out of an elementary school classroom. He was part of the Harvard Model Congress and is a self-taught web developer who flourishes in design and engineering.
Hao is the founder and president of the Speech and Debate team at Sherwood High School, where he also is the ASB Treasurer. He is the Oregon Model United Nations State Vice President as well as varsity swim team captain and an accomplished pianist. As publicity director for Sherwood High School’s Mr. Bowmen pageant, he helped raise $40,000 for Doernbecher Children’s Hopsital’s leukemia patients. Hao also coaches a youth soccer team and was awarded the City of Sherwood Certificate of Achievement.
Husam, an ambitious student at Wilsonville High School, speaks Arabic fluently and serves as a youth leader at his local Islamic center. His volunteer experiences include serving the homeless at the Day of Dignity and helping a Syrian refugee acclimate to life in the United States. With hopes of building a career in medicine, Husam’s focus is on science. He was awarded the National Academy of Future Physicians and Medical Scientists Award of Excellence and was named his school’s Most Outstanding AP Chemistry student.