University of Nebraska–Lincoln College of Business Administration students Amy Demers and Mitchell Higgins were two of five students awarded with the 2015 Nebraska Chamber of Commerce & Industry Scholarship at the chamber’s Nebraska Business Hall of Fame celebration. The annual scholarship of $2,500 rewards students with an interest in accounting and business development.
“I am very excited for what the future has in store and this scholarship will allow me to focus on my education and will help me build my résumé,” Demers said.
Demers, a sophomore accounting major from Blair, Nebraska, is a member of the Honors Academy and an officer in the student organization Phi Beta Lambda. This summer she will intern at Koch Industries in Wichita, Kansas, to gain real world experience where she can apply her accounting knowledge.
“The Nebraska Business Hall of Fame celebration was such a prestigious event. It was inspiring to see great business leaders in our community. It makes me want to excel and follow their footsteps,” she said. “I was honored to be a part of the ceremony and to receive this scholarship.”
Higgins, a junior management major from Loup City, Nebraska, said the recognition was affirmation of his dedication to both academics and extracurricular activities.
“Receiving this scholarship shows how hard work in academics and being in involved goes a long way,” he said. “Sometimes it can be difficult to put yourself out there and get involved while balancing coursework, but it enables us to gain worthwhile experiences and lead to greater opportunities.”