Accolades & Honors

2021 Nordenberg Leadership Scholars Announced

The University of Pittsburgh has announced its 2021 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 the 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.

“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. 

Nordenberg Scholar Gal Yovel said, “The Nordenberg Scholarship will provide me with the incredible opportunity to connect with talented young leaders from across the state. I’m excited to start studying neuroscience at a school that offers unique paths of learning and to collaborate with other curious students who work to make a meaningful impact.” 

The 2021 Nordenberg Leadership Scholars are: 

  • Caleb Buzard of Erie, Pennsylvania
  • Morgan Madison of Monessen, Pennsylvania
  • Olivia Terry of Lansdale, Pennsylvania
  • Gal Yovel of Merion Station, Pennsylvania
  • Grace Zellers of Palmyra, Pennsylvania