Dallas ISD employees’ generosity funds college dreams


The contributions of district employees will help make dreams of college a reality for 10 recent Dallas ISD graduates. The students will receive $1,000 scholarships funded by the annual employee UNCF giving campaign.

Outgoing Superintendent Miles Miles and Trustees Lew Blackburn and Bernadette Nutall recently joined UNCF representatives at a ceremony held to honor the recipients. The students plan to attend public and private institutions as diverse as historically-black Prairie View A&M, Langston and Howard universities, and state schools Texas Woman’s and Texas A&M universities. The students’ intended majors are just as diverse, with some planning to pursue studies in business and political science and others looking to major in education and engineering.

Recent UNCF television ads show students telling donors “I am your dividend.” Dallas ISD employees can be proud of their investment in the futures of 10 graduates who are heading off to college with scholarships reflecting the staff’s generosity.


2015 UNCF Scholarship Recipients

Urel Djiogan

Dr. Wright Lassiter Jr. Early College HS

College: Texas A&M

Intended Major: Engineering

LaKenya Franklin-Robinson

School of Business and Management at Yvonne A. Ewell Townview Center

College: Howard University

Intended Major: Psychology

Baldwin Hamilton

Emmett J. Conrad HS

College: Langston University

Intended Major: Marketing and Finance

Ta’tyana Jones

David W. Carter HS

College: Prairie View A&M

Intended Major: Political Science

MaRhonda Long

Irma Rangel Young Women’s Leadership School

College: Texas Woman’s University

Intended Major: Education

Simone McDonald

Lincoln HS

College: Texas Southern University

Intended Major: English

Carlos Montelongo

Sunset HS

College: UT-Arlington

Intended Major: Business

Georgette Rojas

Trinidad Garza Early College HS

College: Texas Woman’s University

Intended Major: Biology

DeAunte Vickers

L.G. Pinkston HS

College: St. Edwards University

Intended Major: Pre-Med/Biology

Jazzmyne Warren

Emmett J. Conrad HS

College: Texas A&M University

Intended Major: Biomedical Engineering

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