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Two PSJA ISD Seniors awarded Terry Scholarships

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PHARR – PSJA North Early College High School Seniors, Richard Hernandez and Roxxy Garcia, were recently named recipients of the prestigious Terry Scholarship. They will each receive scholarships of up to $29,000 to complete their post-secondary education for up to eight semesters.  


The Terry Foundation is a Houston-based scholarship program founded to provide scholarships to outstanding Texas high school graduates and transfer scholars for attendance at public colleges and universities within the state. Students are selected based on three criteria: academic excellence, leadership potential and financial need. 


In addition to graduating from high school, both seniors will be graduating with Associate Degrees from South Texas College (STC) two weeks before receiving their high school diploma in May. 

Hernandez, who will use his $27,800 scholarship towards his education at the University of Texas at Austin, will receive an Associate Degree in Interdisciplinary Studies. In addition to the Terry Scholarship, Hernandez was named a 2019 Century Scholar worth up to $20,000 and a National College Match Finalist with QuestBridge. 


Roxxy Garcia, who will use her $29,300 scholarship to attend Texas A&M University College Station, will be graduating with an Associate Degree in Mathematics from South Texas College.  



Roxxy Garcia