Eleven district students named Dell Foundation scholarship recipients

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Eleven seniors from seven Dallas ISD high schools have been awarded scholarships by the Michael and Susan Dell Foundation. The students will receive $20,000 in financial support, a laptop and textbook assistance in addition to ongoing support to meet future challenges they may face in completing college.

The Dell scholarship web page describes eligible candidates as first-generation college students from low income families who have demonstrated the drive to succeed in spite of obstacles, have overcome personal challenges, demonstrated the potential to succeed in post-secondary education and have the ambition to earn a college degree.

To be eligible, scholarship recipients must participate in an approved college readiness program and demonstrate academic preparation achieved through rigorous coursework, participation in advanced placement, International Baccalaureate, or dual credit courses.

Since 2004, the foundation has awarded 300 scholarships per year, providing students with more than $60 million in college scholarships and support services. Four of this year’s ten Dallas ISD recipients attend Trinidad “Trini” Garza Early College High School.

The students, their high schools and intended universities include:

Student High School Intended College or University

Thomas Mendez

 Trinidad “Trini” Garza Early College High School at Mountain View College University of Texas

Austin, TX

Karen Aguilar Irma Lerma Rangel Young Women’s Leadership School Rhodes College
Memphis, TN
Destynee Cox School of Science and Engineering at Yvonne A. Ewell Townview Center Southern Methodist University

Dallas, TX

Joella Degollado School of Business and Management at Yvonne A. Ewell Townview Center Texas A&M University

College Station, TX

Jenna Do School of Health Professions at Yvonne A. Ewell Townview Center University of Houston

Houston, TX

Kenyonica Holmes Bryan Adams High School Texas Woman’s University
Denton, TX
Roddrick Jones W.W. Samuell High School Texas Southern University
Houston, TX
Guadalupe Resendiz Trinidad “Trini” Garza Early College High School at Mountain View College Texas Woman’s University
Denton, TX
Fernando Martinez Rivera Trinidad “Trini” Garza Early College High School at Mountain View College Southern Methodist University
Dallas, TX
Brittany Siegmyer Trinidad “Trini” Garza Early College High School at Mountain View College University of North Texas
Denton, TX
Cindy Umana Trinidad “Trini” Garza Early College High School at Mountain View College College of Saint Benedict
St Joseph, MN

 

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