Class of 2017 Awarded $8.5 Million in Merit-Based College Scholarships

The St. Thomas Class of 2017 was awarded $8.5 million in merit-based scholarships to colleges and universities from across the United States while leaving a lasting legacy of academic acclaim, led by valedictorian John Miggins ‘17 and salutatorian Michael Hill ‘17.

Miggins, Scott Pickering ‘17 and Adam Lawrence ‘17 earned Finalist distinction in the National Merit Scholarship Program’s 62nd competition, joining 24 previous St. Thomas scholars since 2010 who reached at least the semifinal phase of the National Merit Program with 11 National Finalists in the last four years.

Eight other stellar graduates were recognized as National Merit Commended Students, along with 52 senior members of the National Honor Society, which also included four National Hispanic Scholars.

The prestigious recognition includes …

Jose Antonio Arizmendi
Holy Names University Scholarship

Christopher Peter Bagale
Baylor University President’s Gold Scholarship
Fordham Dean’s Scholarship
Legacy Spectra Energy Scholars Award
Santa Clara University Dean’s Scholarship
University of Washington Seattle Purple and Gold Scholarship

Hadrian Alexander Barbosa
University of Houston Academic Excellence Scholarship

Drake Patrick Bennett
Dayton Noon Lions Club Scholarship
University of Arkansas Non-Resident Tuition Award

Riley Bing Bishop
Holy Name University Scholarship
Louisiana State University Academic Scholars Award
Louisiana State University Flagship Scholars Award
Louisiana State University Luke S. Bashore Memorial Scholarship
Louisiana State University Tiger Excellence Award
University of Georgia Presidential Leadership Scholarship
University of Mississippi Academic Excellence Non-Resident Scholarship
University of Mississippi Academic Excellence Scholarship
University of Mississippi Holmes Scholarship

Taylor Dorman Bowers
University of Houston Academic Excellence Scholarship

Jordan Patrick Broussard
Baylor University President’s Scholarship
Baylor University Scholarship
Austin Mitchell Buchala
University of Arkansas Non-Resident Tuition Award

Brandon Christopher Campos
Texas Tech University College of Agricultural Sciences & Natural Resources Scholarship
Texas Tech University Presidential Scholarship
University of Houston Academic Excellence Scholarship

Richard Louis Cantoni, Jr.
Conroe Knight of Columbus Scholarship

Julian Amado Cantu
Texas A&M University Corps of Cadets Scholarship

Jose Ernesto Cedillo
University of Houston Academic Excellence Scholarship

Ryan James Chandler
George Washington University Presidential Scholarship
Hofstra University Presidential Scholarship
University of Missouri Mark Twain Non-Resident Scholarship

Michael Evan Chaplin
Athletic Scholarship

Ahmad André Chenevert
Seton Hall University Merit Scholarship

Chad McKay Coffey
Deans Gold Scholarship
Woodrow’s Scholar Award


Matthew Reuben Coughlin
University of Arkansas Non-Resident Tuition Award

Neal Ryan Deitz
Baylor University Academic Scholarship

Mark Daniel Dolan
Baylor University Provost’s Gold Scholarship
Texas Christian University Faculty Scholarship


John Paul Falcon
Baylor University Deans’ Gold Scholarship
University of Houston Academic Excellence Scholarship
University of St. Thomas Achievement Scholarship

Sam Spenser Folb
Southern Methodist University Dean’s Scholarship
Texas Christian University Faculty Scholarship
University of Georgia UGA Classic Scholarship

Connor Mason Foster
Academic Excellence Scholarship

Myles Angelo Fucci
Ramblers Award

Daniel James Guthrie
Army ROTC Scholarship
Carroll College Trustee Scholarship
Clarkson University Co-Op Scholarship
Clarkson University Dean’s Non NYS Scholarship
Clarkson University Scholarship
Missouri University of Science and Technology Miner Scholarship
Missouri University of Science and Technology Out-of-State Scholarship
Missouri University of Science and Technology University Scholarship
Rose-Hulman Institute of Technology Merit Scholarship


Jordan Christopher Hallard
Texas Tech University Presidential Scholarship

Elliot Reed Hammon
Concordia University Wisconsin Presidential Scholarship
Southwestern University Award
Trinity University Tiger Award
Whittier College Poet Award


Matthew Samuel Harris
Baylor University Scholarship
Texas Christian University Deans Scholarship
University of Texas Department of Petroleum & Geosystems Engineering Scholarship

Nicholas Joseph Hebert
Louisiana State University Texas Tiger Scholarship
Louisiana State University Tiger Alumni Legacy Scholarship

Michael Charles Heinz
University of Tulsa Royal Blue Scholarship

Michael Steven Hill
SPJST General Freshman Scholarship
Texas A&M University CLEN UG DT Scholarship
Texas A&M University Lechner Scholarship
Texas Tech University Bonus Scholarship
Texas Tech University Presidential Scholarship


David Neill Hotze, Jr.
Catholic University of America Honors Scholarship
Catholic University of America Parish Scholarship
Fordham University Loyola Scholarship
Fordham University Tuition Award
University of St. Thomas Presidential Excellence Scholarship
Raul Alejandro Huerta
Tulane University Alumni Donors Award
Tulane University Scholarship

Tyler Josiah Huggins
Baylor University Academic Scholarship
Texas Christian University Faculty Scholarship
Trinity University Scholarship


Michael Joseph Jakab

Clemson University Out-of-State Academic Scholarship

Andrew Timothy Johnson

University of Alabama Presidential Scholarship

Jake Allen Johnson
Deans Scholarship

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Nathaniel Thomas Jolly
Texas A&M University Lechner Scholarship

Baxter Reeves Jones
Baylor University Academic Scholarship

Alec Steven Jordan
Young Textbook Scholarship

Lars William Koehn
Southern Methodist University Discovery Scholarship
Southern Methodist University Distinguished Scholar Scholarship
Trinity University Trustee’s Scholarship
University of California Santa Cruz Undergraduate Dean’s Scholarship
University of Colorado Boulder Chancellor’s Achievement Scholarship

Krzysztof Dizon Kwiatkowski
Alexander Briceño  Endowed Exit Scholarship

Michael Riley Lam
University of Arkansas Non-Resident Tuition Award

Nicholas John Lanza, III
Louisiana State University Texas Tigers Scholarship
Louisiana State University Tigers Excellence Non-Resident Award
Texas A&M University CB Recognition Award
Texas Christian University Faculty Scholarship
University of Mississippi Academic Excellence Non-Resident Scholarship
University of Mississippi Academic Excellence Scholarship

Patrick George Lapat
Baylor University Founders’ Gold Scholarship
St. Edward’s University Dean’s Achievement Award
University of the Incarnate Word Archbishop Gomez Catholic High School Scholarship
University of the Incarnate Word Distinguished Scholar Award

Adam Gerard Lawrence
Case Western Reserve University Scholarship
Richard B. & Anne Stephens Scholarship
Trinity University Trinity Tower Award
Trinity University Trustees’ Scholarship

Matthew Roel Leal
Archbishop Gomez Catholic High School Scholarship
Chaminade Grant

Jordan Christopher Lewis

Ohio Wesleyan University Bishop Scholarship

Eric Alexander Linberg
Louisiana State University Flagship Scholars Non-Resident Award
Louisiana State University Texas Tigers Scholarship
Texas Tech University Presidential Scholarship
University of Houston Academic Excellence Scholarship

Christopher Paul Luther

Trinity University Tiger Award

Grayson Angel McCarley

Baylor University Academic Scholarship
Texas Tech University Presidential Scholarship
University of Oklahoma Non-Resident Honor Award Scholarship

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John James Miggins
Phi Betta Kappa Scholarship
University of Southern California Presidential Scholarship
University of Southern California University Scholarship
Washington and Lee Johnston Scholarship

David Armstrong Minton

Louisiana State University Texas Tigers Scholarship
Louisiana State University Tiger Excellence Scholars Award
University of Mississippi Academic Excellence Scholarship

Nabor Stephen Mireles III
Baylor University Academic Scholarship
Houston Junior Forum Scholarship
Texas Gas Association Academic Scholarship
University of Texas President’s Horizon Scholarship
University of Texas at Dallas Provost’s Scholarship

Christian Hugo Blair Mitchell

Houston Baptist University Founders Scholarship
Point Loma Nazarene University Trustee’s Scholarship
University of San Diego Presidential Scholarship
University of St. Thomas Distinguished Scholarship

Benjamin Arthur Muniz

Alexander Briceño  Endowed Exit Scholarship
New York University Tandon Scholarship
Rensselaer Leadership Scholarship

Andrew Malcolm Neaves
Miami University Merit Scholarship
Texas Tech University Presidential Scholarship

Nathaniel James Newhouse
University of Arkansas Non-Resident Tuition Award

Chau Jonathan Tran Nguyen
Baylor University Baylor Bear Scholarship
Baylor University Provost’s Gold Scholarship

Jean-Pierre Anh Thien Nguyen
Georgetown University Scholarship
Rice University Scholarship
University of Rochester Fredrick Douglas & Susan B. Anthony Scholarship
University of St. Thomas Presidential Excellence Scholarship
University of the Incarnate Word Archbishop Gomez Catholic high School Scholarship

Samuel Joseph Nordloh
Louisiana State University Texas Tigers Scholarship
Louisiana State University Tiger Excellence Non-Resident Award
University of Houston Academic Excellence Scholarship
University of North Texas Excellence Scholarship

Mason Martin Palmer
University of Houston Academic Scholarship

Benancio  Palomo, III
Baylor University Scholarship
Holy Name University Scholarship
St. Edward’s University Dean’s Achievement Award

Jairan Christopher Parker
Baylor University Academic Scholarship
University of Missouri Diversity Non-Resident Tuition Scholarship

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Luke Thomas Pelletier
University of Dallas Presidents Scholarship

Daniel Anthony Penaloza III
University of Missouri Mark Twain Non-Resident Scholarship

Leopoldo  Perez
Baylor University Merit Scholarship
Southwestern University McKenzie Scholarship
St. Edward’s University President’s Achievement Award
Trinity University President’s Scholarship


Carlos Gonzalez Perez-Abreu
Academic Excellence Scholarship

Daniel Patrick Perkins
Texas Tech University Presidential Scholarship
University of St. Francis Catholic School Scholarship
University of St. Francis Housing Scholarship
University of St. Francis Trustee Scholarship


Nicholas Phan
Texas A&M Scholarship

Ryan Shaw Philipps
University of Arkansas Non-Resident Tuition Award

William Asher Price
George Washington University Presidential Scholarship
St. Louis University Vice President’s Scholarship

Claiborne Webster Reidy
University of Arkansas Non-Resident Tuition Award

Mario Alberto Rodriguez
HPOU Essay Award

Nicholas Bradley Rodriguez
Baylor University Academic Scholarship
University of Houston Academic Excellence Scholarship

Alex Andrew Rzasnicki
Baylor University Academic Scholarship

William Anderson Sage
University of Arkansas Non-Resident Tuition Award

Scot Graham Sarlin
University of Houston Honors College Scholarship

Winfield Michael Sides, IV
Emory University Scholars Program
Houston Baptist University Founders Scholarship
Southern Methodist University Discovery Scholarship
Southern Methodist University Second Century Scholar


Alejandro Gustavo Solorzano
Baylor University Scholarship
Rice University Trustee Distinguished Scholarship
Texas A&M University CB Recognition Award
Texas A&M University Lechner Scholarship
University of Texas at Austin Business Honors Scholarship
University of Texas Exes Houston Chapter Scholarship

Robert Hogan Storie
Presidential Scholarship
University of Houston Academic Excellence Scholarship

Henry McClean Suman
University of Arkansas New Arkansan Non-Resident Scholarship
University of Arkansas Tuition Award

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Jesus  Toscano
Supplemental Education Opportunity Scholarship

Spencer Grant Vosloh
University of Louisiana at Lafayette at Louisiana Out 0f State Scholarship

Robert Cleve Wight III
Louisiana State University Texas Tigers Scholarship
Louisiana State University Tiger Alumni Legacy Scholarship
Louisiana State University Tiger Excellence Non-Resident Award


Grant Alexander Williams
American Tank and Vessel Scholarship
Presidential Scholarship

Maximilian Aubrey Winter
Academic Excellence Scholarship

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