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Education Foundation Awards $26,000 in Scholarships

The Fort Worth ISD Education Foundation awarded $26,000 in scholarships to 17 graduating seniors, including a $10,000 first-in-family scholarship to Western Hills senior Alison Villasana.

The Education Foundation’s inaugural Academic Distinction scholarships were funded by donations from FWISD faculty and staff through the Foundation’s scholarship giving campaign.

All graduating students were eligible for the scholarships, with winners representing 9 different high schools.

“All of these students have excelled academically and will represent their schools and Fort Worth with distinction in their college pursuits,” said Mike West, president of the Fort Worth ISD Education Foundation. “A core part of the Foundation’s mission is recognizing outstanding achievement, and rewarding it with resources to move to the next level, and the generosity of the district’s faculty and staff demonstrates their commitment to their students.”

The Foundation’s Academic Distinction scholarships are awarded based on high school academic achievement. The first-in-family scholarship recognizes a student achieving the milestone of being the first in family to study at the collegiate level.

Alison Villasana, Western Hill High School

Betsy Alatorre, Young Women’s Leadership Academy

Elijah Ballesteros, TABS

James Boswell, Arlington Heights High School

Rebecca Boswell, Arlington Heights High School

Olivia Chipi, Young Women’s Leadership Academy

Brayden Edmond, Western Hills High School

Christopher Espinoza, North Side High School

Kassandra Gamez-Gonzalez, Trimble Tech

Esmeralda Guadian, Trimble Tech

Abigail Kimball, Arlington Heights High School

Sydney Louden, Paschal High School

Emma Polanco, Southwest High School

Maritza Ramirez, Diamond Hill-Jarvis High School

Marisol Sanchez, North Side High School

Samuel Schaefer, Paschal High School

Campbell Schaefer, Paschal High School

The Fort Worth ISD Education Foundation is an independent 501C3 non-profit dedicated to supporting the Fort Worth ISD. In 2016-2017, the Foundation supported grants and programs totaling $1.7 million.

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Ken Ross