As her parents looked on with beaming pride, Ewaoluwa Olabisis cried tears of joy while being announced as the latest Fort Worth ISD graduating senior awarded a full-ride scholarship to Texas Christian University.
Ewaoluwa, the recipient of the competitive TCU FWISD Student Engagement and School Completion Scholarship, is the first Western Hills HS student to be recognized with this honor. View photos of the emotional surprise announcement here.
The renewable scholarship, good for all four years of college, is worth over $260,000 and covers tuition and fees, room and board and study abroad anywhere in the world. The scholarship is affiliated with the TCU Community Scholar Program.
Below is a small snippet of Ewaoluwa’s personal essay highlighting her dedication and passion:
“I recently started my own community service organization during the pandemic, and it has helped over 250 families in the state of Texas and over 350 families in Nigeria… If awarded this scholarship, I will [major in pre-med and work to continuously] improve the lives of the people I serve in this global community."
Responses to the surprised scholarship announcement on the District’s social media platform has been met with both praise and congratulatory messages. Click here to view the post.
Recipients of the FWISD Student Engagement and School Completion TCU Scholarship accept the scholarship by signing a contract. To retain the scholarship, they must: maintain a certain grade point average, attend academic workshops and participate in community service.