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Luiza Nelson, a junior education major at the University of Wisconsin Oshkosh, is one of 19 students across the UW System awarded a student leadership scholarship from the Tommy G. Thompson Center on Public Leadership.

Luiza Nelson

Scholarships in the amount of $3,000 were presented to students “exemplifying Thompson’s spirit of tackling big problems through teamwork and determination to make Wisconsin a better place,” according to a release by the Thompson Center. Additionally, it said the scholarship recipients displayed dedication, inventiveness and leadership and are expected to make an impact in their individual communities.

Nelson, who was born in Brazil, grew up in South Florida and now lives in Appleton, is pursuing a bachelor’s degree in education broad-field social sciences with a minor in history. She joined the UW Oshkosh Honors College in fall 2020.

Nelson currently is the chief of staff for the Oshkosh Student Association and served as the sustainability director for OSA last year. In addition, she serves as treasurer for Kappa Delta Pi, an education honor society; and served as vice president of Aspiring Educations last year.

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