SBISD’s scholarship recipients this year:
Memorial High School – Blake Berry and Nancy Nguyen, both Metropolitan Scholarship recipients
Northbrook High School – Jocelyn Garcia, Metropolitan Scholarship
Spring Woods High School – Jack Liu and Megan Greer, Metropolitan Scholarships, and Maria Ponce
Stratford High School – Michaela Cherry, Metropolitan Scholarship
Westchester Academy for International Studies – Anh Duong, Metropolitan Scholarship, and Francisco Salgado, Opportunity Scholarship
“Education opens the doors to opportunity, and we are humbled that our scholarships provide the key to that door,” said Joel Cowley, president and CEO of the Houston Livestock Show and Rodeo in a news release. “It is extremely rewarding for our organization, including 32,000 volunteers, to support young Texans who value learning enough to want to continue their education.”
The Houston Livestock Show and Rodeo noted the following facts:
- Almost 200 of 423 scholarship recipients will be the first in their families to attend college or university.
- More than 120 scholarship winners are the first in their families to graduate from high school.
- Students selected will attend 30 separate colleges and universities across Texas.
- More than $7.5 million in scholarships were awarded this year by the group.