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Take your mortar boards off for borough teen and senior at Stuyvesant High School, Nancy Cao. She has been named a recipient of the 2017 Ronald McDonald House Charities - ASIA Scholarship Program.

Nancy received “Best Inequality Hack” at the Social Hacks Hackathon with her all-female team for their website, which strips gendered language and racial biases from job applications to promote diversity in the workplace. The award was created in 2001 and is the largest scholarship for Asian students in the New York Tri-State Area. The $16,000 scholarships are awarded to students in financial need who have demonstrated academic achievement, leadership, and community involvement.

“The RMHC-ASIA Scholarship program was designed to address the reality that many Asian-American students face significant financial barriers to higher education,” said Christopher Perry, executive director or Ronald McDonald House Charities-Asia.

McDonald’s franchisee Michael Anderer, president of the RMHC-NYTSA Board of Trustees and a member of this year’s scholarship selection committee, said, “We are committed to and are always happy to lend a helping hand to outstanding students in the community.”

Standing O is committed to giving out Os to outstanding students and wishes Nancy good luck in her college career as she majors in computer science at Harvey Mudd College in the fall.

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Posted 12:00 am, June 8, 2017
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