Twenty high-achieving students will begin their college careers in Omaha this fall as members of the College of Business Administration (CBA) Scholars Academy.

Designed for business students studying at the University of Nebraska at Omaha (UNO), the CBA Scholars Academy is welcoming its seventh cohort since the program began in 2015.

Representing 18 different high schools, they come from eleven cities spanning three states.

The following students are members of the 2021 freshman cohort:
























Name Hometown High School
Ishani Adidam Omaha, NE Millard North HS
Johnnah Bailey Omaha, NE Omaha North HS
Daniel Baron Omaha, NE Millard West HS
Emily Bousquet Lincoln, NE Lincoln Pius X HS
Jerry Brito-Mendoza Omaha, NE Omaha South HS
Grant Coleman Lees Summit, MO Lee’s Summit West HS
Kathia Dimas Crete, NE Crete HS
Carissa Gottschalk Seward, NE Seward HS
Theresa Howard Omaha, NE VJ & Angela Skutt Cath HS
Chloe Johnson Tabor, IA Fremont Mills Jr-Sr HS
Carley Keller Papillion, NE Papillion-LaVista South HS
Maeve McCoy Gothenburg, NE Gothenburg HS
Miles McDonald Omaha, NE Millard West HS
Shelsey Portillo Omaha, NE Omaha South HS
Cambri Rolfes Waterloo, NE Elkhorn South HS
Sophia Rubenstein Papillion, NE Omaha Bryan HS
Silas Sorilla Lincoln, NE Lincoln Southwest HS
Jocelyn Tena Vigil Schuyler, NE Schuyler Central HS
Joshua Varner Wahoo, NE Bishop Neumann HS
Ellison Vavra Omaha, NE Omaha Burke HS

CBA Scholars receive financial support — a minimum $5,000 annual scholarship, awarded over four years, for a total of $20,000 — mentoring from business professionals, hands-on leadership opportunities, an international travel experience, and other personal and professional development programming.

The Academy selects students who demonstrate commitment, passion, character, generosity, initiative, and academic excellence. Applications for the 2022 cohort will be accepted starting October 2021.

For more information, visit cba.unomaha.edu/scholars or contact Bethany Hughes, program director: 402.554.3192 or [email protected]