• PSJA Education Foundation 2015 Scholars


      "Thank you so much for choosing me as a recipient of your scholarship. I know that any amount of help will be enough to assist me in college. With this scholarship, the amount of help will be great and mean less worries. I cannot express my thanks enough."

                                                                                                                      - Efren Martinez, PSJA Memorial ECHS


    "Thank you so much for awarding me with this scholarship. I greatly appreciate it and you will not be let down."

                                                                                                                      - Patricia Solis, PSJA Memorial ECHS


      "Thank you for giving me the opportunity to recieve this scholarship. The committee has taken $1,000 stress off my parents shoulders. Thank you for helping us to get our education and achieve our goals. I will honor this scholarship as I go to college. I am going to work and study hard to recieve my degree in four years."

                                                                                                              - Aimee A. Vaquera, PSJA Memorial ECHS


      "Thank you PSJA ISD for being there with me since my pre-k years. Now I am leaving to start my new life, and the opportunity you have granted me with this scholarship will allow me to fully take advantage of the knowledge and experience you have taught me over the years. This scholarship will forever serve as a memory of all the wonderful teachers and staff of PSJA ISD."

                                                                                                                     - Nerida Ramirez, PSJA North ECHS


      "I would like to express how greatful I am for this scholarship. I will be putting this to great use as I go off to Austin in August. My family and I are very greatful!"

                                                                                                               - George Villegas, PSJA Memorial ECHS


      "From the bottom of my heart, I thank you for this scholarship. Out of all the applications I have submitted, this is the only one that has gotten me a scholarship, and you may never know how much it means to me. I am going to be attending Texas A&M University and majoring in English. There are no words to describe my love and passion for the English language and this helps me pursue my first love. In a way, I was beginning to think it was unattainable. It is imperative that you know just how important your help is to people like me- people who don't know what it's like to be handed something without worrying about the cost."

                                                                                                      - Allyson Bains-Sanchez, PSJA Memorial ECHS


      "I cannot express how much this scholarship means to me and my family. The funds for this generous scholarship will be going to the tutition and supplies for the UTRGV. I will be majoring in Pre-Nursing, and will continue my education to becoming a nurse practitioner. I want to thank you so much for helping me pursue my dream. I will be forever in your debt."

                                                                                                                 - Denise Heredia, PSJA Memorial ECHS


      "Words like "thank you" cannot come close to describing how grateful I am. Instead, I will give you my word. I vow to take this scholarship money and use it towards my college education. Not only will I finish my college, but I promise to be a contributor to the betterment of our society. Whether my future career lies in health care or technology, I will do my best at all times and seek nothing but success."

                                                                                                             - Jonathan Villarreal, PSJA Memorial ECHS


      "I am honored to be one of the recipients of the PSJA Education Foundation Scholarships. Thanks to your generous support, I am the first in my family to attend college. My plan at this stage is to complete a bachelors degree in Education at UTRGV. My education pursuits would not be possible without generous support from scholarship sponsors like your organization. I don't know how to express how much of an impact it has made on me and my family. Thank you for enabling this opportunity!"

                                                                                                              - Maria Celeste Perez, PSJA North ECHS


      "I am so grateful to be receving this scholarship. The emotion I felt when I found out I was choosen was undescribable. Any financial money I can get will go to all my college expenses. PSJA has raised me to succeed in any path I choose. I am thankful to obe apart of a school district that believes in its students so much. I hope to one day return to the Rio Grande Valley and give back to PSJA as it did for me."

                                                                                                             -  Juan "JJ" Cortez, PSJA Memorial ECHS


      "I am profound with gratitude to accept and recieve such an award. It is a thrill to recieve a grant to help me continue my education. I very much appreciate the consideration for such reward, and the time it took to review my application. Again, thank you for your generous gift."

                                                                                                           - Odalys S. Pazaron, PSJA Memorial ECHS


      "I would like to take this opportunity to thank you for your generosity. Every single cent will be used for my higher education at the University of Texas at Austin. As a Biology major, I will be dedicated to my studies. I once again will like to thank you from the bottom of my heart for all that you've done."

                                                                                                                - Azarel Medina, PSJA Memorial ECHS


      "I would like to personally thank you for selecting me to be one of the recipients for this tremendous scholarship. It is a great honor because I know that it was a difficult decision but I am glad that I am one of the many that got selected. I know that the scholarship will be such a great help to my family and I. It would help me pursue my major in psychology and my time at West Texas A&M University."

                                                                                                         - Stephanie L. Ovalle, PSJA Memorial ECHS


      "I am writing to thank you for your generous financial support towards my higher education. Your support will help me follow a career in Business Management at UTRGV. By awarding me the PSJA Education Foundation Scholarship, I will be focused on my education rather than financial burdens. I hope one day I will be able to help other students achieve their goals as you have helped me achieve."

                                                                                                               - Irving Barboza, PSJA Memorial ECHS


      "I would like to thank you for giving me this scholarship. With this scholarship, I will make my dream of attending the University of North Texas in the fall of 2015 come true. My family and I appreciate helping me continue my education and giving me a chance to explore my dreams. With much appreciation and graditude."

                                                                                                            - Athena Gonzalez, PSJA Memorial ECHS                                                                                                                    


      "I would like to thank you by saying how much I appreciate you awarding me this scholarship. I plan to use the scholarship assistance on my future books and necessities while attending UTRGV. Thank you!"

                                                                                                            - Cristian Cisneros, PSJA Memorial ECHS


      "Thank you so much for your generosity! When I was told I was awarded this scholarship, I could not believe it. I am at a loss for words because I am so greatful for your consideration. It means so much to me that you have given me the opportunity to help me continue my higher education. I am planning to attend UTRGV and major in Computer Science. It makes me happy knowing I am one step closer to accomplishing my academic goals."

                                                                                                               - Erin M. Reyes, PSJA Memorial ECHS


      "I am very thankful for being selected as a recipient of the PSJA Education Foundation Scholarship. With god's grace, I will be attending Texas A&M Kingsville University next school year to study kinesiology along with Biology. Ultimately, I aspire to be the difference my community needs. With your donation I will make my family proud by being the first to attend college."

                                                                                                       - Brandon A. Sauceda, PSJA Memorial ECHS


        "I feel so greatful that you all choose me for this scholarship. This scholarship money will be used to pay for school and books. My parents will be really happy that I got the scholarship because my dad is the only one that works and does not make that much income. Without the scholarship program, I wouldn't have been able to attend college."

                                                                                                    - Alejandrina Maldonado, PSJA Memorial ECHS


      "Thank you so much for having awarded me the PSJA Education Foundation Scholarship. I am truly appreciative and honored to have recieved it. Rest assured I will put this money towards furthering my education."

                                                                                                             -  Victor J. Muñoz, PSJA Memorial ECHS


     "On behalf of me and my family, I want to thank you so much for your generous scholarship donation. I feel so honored and blessed to be a recipient for this scholarship. I will be attending UTRGV in the Fall to study Mechanical Engineering. This money will cover the cost of books and any other expenses I will have."

                                                                                                                -  Rachel Islas, PSJA Memorial ECHS


        "Thank you so much for your generous scholarship. I am very enthusiastic about attending UTSA and getting my Bachelors in Mathematics, then my doctorate of Pharmacology; hopefully from UT-Austin School of Pharmacy. I greatly appreciate you all for giving me this scholarship and making it more accessible to move forward in life. With the generous support of people like the Education Foundation Committee, I will be able to advance in my dream to help families and individuals met essential daily healthcare as a Hospital Pharmacist to work toward a brighter future with programs in medicine." 

                                                                                                         - Ricardo Reyna Jr., PSJA Memorial ECHS


      "I would really love to thank the Education Foundation for giving me the chance of receiving a scholarship. With this money I would like to start a savings account. This is just the first step on saving money for college. I plan on going to A&M Kingsville to study Wildlife Biology. My dream is to go to Australia to care for wildlife animals. You are an angel helping me achieve my dream and I thank you greatly for this."

                                                                                                           - Osiris Y. Badillo, PSJA Memorial ECHS