Daniel San Juan is the latest Fort Worth ISD graduating senior awarded a full-ride scholarship to Texas Christian University.
The Arlington Heights High School student is the recipient of the 2020 FWISD Student Engagement and School Completion Scholarship for TCU.
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 part of TCU’s Community Scholar Program. A panel selected Daniel for the scholarship because of his personal interview and other criteria met.
Unlike previous years, interviews were conducted virtually.
TCU’s Community Scholars Program Director, Timika Gordon said the university “values more than just a test score and class rank, we look to see if the student can make an impact at TCU.”
Daniel joins 27 other FWISD seniors previously awarded a full-ride scholarship to TCU through the Community Scholars Program. Earlier this spring, TCU awarded scholarships to students at Diamond Hill-Jarvis, Dunbar, North Side, O.D. Wyatt, Polytechnic, South Hills, and Trimble Tech high schools and the Young Men’s Leadership Academy.
The Community Scholars Program, established in 2000, is designed to increase diversity at the university. Annually more than $6 million in scholarship offers are awarded to students from the program’s 13 participating high schools, including schools in the Arlington, Dallas and DeSoto school districts.
Students 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.