Transfer student receives PTK-NWU full-tuition scholarship

  • Aung (Alex) Thura Min headshot
  • Aung (Alex) Thura Min headshot

Aung (Alex) Thura Min was named this year's winner of NWU's full-tuition Phi Theta Kappa (PTK) Scholarship. 

Nebraska Wesleyan awards one competitive full-tuition PTK-NWU Scholarship a year, which provides the cost of tuition up to three years. PTK is an honor society of two-year colleges, including community colleges whose students excel academically. 

Min is transferring to NWU after recently graduating with an Associate of Science in social work from Ivy Tech Community College in Bloomington, Indiana. At Nebraska Wesleyan, he plans to study business administration.

An international student from Burma, Min was heavily involved in public health, youth empowerment and community service in his home country. He currently interns with the American Red Cross as an administrative assistant and volunteers at Translators Without Borders where he helps Burmese refugees and immigrants worldwide. 

Min is passionate about helping fellow international students navigate higher education, especially those displaced or with limited resources due to war and political conflicts. He hopes to further pursue this passion during his time at NWU. 

Congratulations, Alex!