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Academic Advisement: About 30 FWISD Seniors Named TCU Community Scholars

Nearly 30 Fort Worth ISD seniors were recently awarded full scholarships through Texas Christian University’s Community Scholars program, the District’s Academic Advisement Office reports.

TCU Community Scholars offers students a full-ride scholarship to the university valued at more than $260,000. The scholarship covers room, board, tuition, books and a 17-week study abroad opportunity anywhere in the world TCU has academic programs. This program, established by the TCU Chancellor’s Council on Diversity about 20 years ago, increases diversity on campus by awarding more than $6 million in scholarships annually to top candidates from 13 urban, high-minority public high schools in the North Texas region.  

The FWISD Academic Advisement Office reports the following District seniors are 2020 TCU Community Scholar awardees: 

Diamond Hill-Jarvis: Maria Brena, Mayra Sanchez, Jade Molina and Leslie Parra 

Dunbar: Bellange Mercura

North Side: Esmeralda Canales Salas 

O.D. Wyatt: Josiah Williams, Carla Robertson, Justyn Wallace, Ku Say and Esau Rodriguez

Polytechnic: Julian Chambers

South Hills: Juana Ruvalcaba, Martha Wilson, Jessica Frias and Milagros Hernandez

Trimble Tech: Alexandra Sandoval, Zahira Wilson, Dulce Cecenas Salas, Anthony Sigala, Erik Arguenta and Lance Minor Malone

Young Men’s Leadership Academy: Tayshaun Smith, Darius Ford, Austin Person, Power Adams and Oliver Bustos

Students from 13 high schools in Fort Worth, Arlington, Dallas and DeSoto who’ve been accepted to TCU are eligible for the Community Scholars award. Honorees accept the scholarship by signing a contract.

They must maintain a certain grade point average, attend academic workshops and participate in community service to retain the scholarship. 

-FWISD-

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