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Sabrina Li gets National Merit funding, plus grant through credit union, OSAA

Sabrina Li, who graduates this spring from Clackamas High School, received two prestigious scholarships announced this month.

Li received a $1,000 scholarship from OnPoint Community Credit Union and the Oregon School Activities Association, along with funding through the National Merit Scholarship Corp., which provides between $500-$2,000 annually for up to four years of undergraduate study at the institution financing the scholarship.Sabrina Li

Li created the National Tech Honor Society club for socioeconomically disadvantaged CHS students that provides scholarships, internships, college guidance and events to help students navigate their futures. She's coordinated events and opportunities for 150 club members, including a guest lecture series to learn about potential career fields and internships across Reed College with faculty.

Li, who is bilingual in Mandarin, was one of six winners of the 2021 OnPoint Community Credit Union Scholar Program out of over 320 scholarship applications from 153 OSAA member schools. The program honors graduating seniors who have achieved a 3.5 or higher GPA and have earned either a varsity letter in an OSAA-sanctioned sport or competed in an OSAA-sanctioned activity.

A member of CHS's varsity swim team, Li challenged herself academically, taking AP science and history courses and math, as well as public-speaking courses at Clackamas Community College. She will attend Emory University in Atlanta, according to her LinkedIn profile.

"I am a rising freshman planning to major in biology on the premed track," she said. "I am also passionate about helping to promote health equity in the Atlanta community by increasing medical access to underserved populations and vulnerable patients."

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