ASTI Student Awarded Van Sickle Scholarship

Vicki Vien

Vicki Vien, a senior at the Alameda Science and Technology Institute (ASTI), has been named as the 32nd annual winner of the $5,000 Ken and Shirley Van Sickle Scholarship. Vien is a top student at ASTI and has earned her high school diploma from ASTI as well as two Associate of Arts degrees from the College of Alameda. She is president of several school clubs and participates in many other school and community activities. Vicki plans to attend California State University at Stanislaus this fall and has interests in both law and medicine.

The scholarship honors Ken and Shirley Van Sickle, two distinguished educators who together devoted more than 50 years to the education of students in Alameda. Applicants to the scholarship are judged on a combination of academic achievement, leadership and financial need. In addition to Vien, three other students were selected as scholarship finalists: Halie Doan and Eman Khatri of Alameda High School and Mason Layag of Encinal High School.

“We are very pleased to be able to support Vicki as she pursues her dream of a college education,” said Keith Van Sickle,  president of the scholarship foundation. “We congratulate all the scholarship finalists, who were truly outstanding and demonstrated both academic talent and leadership in their schools and community.”