Tuesday, November 16, 2010

Roma Grads Rewarded With Scholarships

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 By: Delicia Ramirez, STC Upward Bound Program Coordinator
Three South Texas College Upward Bound Program graduates were recently awarded the Southwest Association of Student Assistance Programs (SWASAP) Regional Scholarship. Annai Benavides, Jesus Lopez and Edgar Villarreal, all Roma High School graduates, were named recipients of the $450 scholarship.

There students each participated in STC’s Upward Bound Program at Roma High School for four years. During that time, the students were actively involved in the program’s Saturday and summer instructional components. They took advantage of the supplemental instruction and tutoring offered through the program.

Each of them also met with their respective advisors, Gladys Eliserio and Imelda Flores, for college admissions assistance during their senior year. The advisors met with each student regularly to assist them in completing college applications, financial aid forms and scholarship applications. It was during this time that the each student received the application for the SWASAP scholarship. Students were required to complete an application and submit a resume and a personal statement. Their advisors also submitted letters of recommendation as part of the scholarship application packet.
The purpose of SWASAP is to advance and defend the ideal of equal educational opportunity by providing its members the guidance and support needed to foster members in achieving their educational goals. SWASAP represents the states of Arkansas, Louisiana, New Mexico, Oklahoma and Texas.

For additional information about STC’s Upward Bound Program contact Delicia Ramirez at 956-849-0814 or Delicia@southtexascollege.edu.

Photo caption:
Former South Texas College Upward Bound Program participants and Roma High School graduates Edgar Villarreal, Annai Benavides and Jesus Lopez earn scholarships for program participation.

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