Texas Southern University Awards Over $800K to DeSoto High Seniors
On Wednesday, December 11, 2019, 25 DeSoto High School students were surprised to learn they are recipients of scholarships from Texas Southern University with a combined total of $206,000, or $824,000 over the next four years.
The university offers scholarships that fall into four categories: Regents, Presidents, Genesis I & Genesis II and range from $4,000 to $14,000. However, these students received awards in the top three categories. The scholarships are also renewable to the recipients on an annual basis as long as the students meet grade point average requirements.
“We’re providing these students with leadership opportunities to build their future,” said Teresa McKinney, the Vice President of Students Services at TSU. “It is a joy to serve these students and present them at DeSoto High School.”
Each of these DeSoto High Seniors have exceeded tremendously in either the SAT or ACT and have earned a GPA of greater than 3.0. “I am so proud of the hard work of these students and their parents to accomplish this goal,” said Radiah Dewberry, DHS Counselor. “As a counselor and an alum of DeSoto High School, it is so important that we bring these opportunities to our students so they can be successful.”
Hard Work Recognized
The presentation took place in the DHS Community Room. As the students entered the room, they were surprised by their parents, guardians and other champions of their success. It was then they learned they were being awarded this special honor. One student, Briana Jackson, said that earning this scholarship put a lot of things in perspective. “Earning this scholarship today allowed me to realize that anything is possible,” she said. “In college, I plan to major in Biochemistry so I can be an OBGYN and earning this scholarship will help obtain those goals.”
These scholars have the opportunity to increase the amount of the award money should their GPA or standardized testing scores increase at any moment before graduation.
Congratulations to the entire cohort of students that received scholarships during this event.
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