Lincoln High School senior Riane Meekins tried to hold back tears as she talked about what a full-ride scholarship to Texas Christian University meant to her family.
As one of eight Dallas ISD seniors named a TCU Community Scholar, Meekins stood next to her mom and thought about the impact the scholarship valued at $260,000 would have on her future.
“This means I don’t have to worry about me having to pay back student loans or being in debt,” Meekins said. “(My mom) is going to know that I’m going to be okay when I’m in college, I’m not going to have to struggle.”
All eight Dallas ISD seniors who earned the full-ride scholarships to TCU were noticeably overwhelmed with joy and emotion on March 19. On that day, TCU visited Lincoln High School, David W. Carter High School, and the Barack Obama Male Leadership Academy to tell the students they had been selected as TCU Community Scholars.
The 2019 Dallas ISD recipients are:
Carter High School
Lincoln High School