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HISD students offered more than $250K in scholarship money at Black College Expo

2015 March 12
by HISD Communications

About 450 HISD students attended the 2015 Black College Expo Tour on Saturday, Feb. 28, and a fair amount of those students received “on the spot acceptances,” as well as more than $250,000 in scholarship money.

“The district is extremely excited to have partnered with the Black College Expo for the first time,” said Assistant Superintendent of College Readiness Rick Cruz. “We want our students to be well-informed as to all of the incredible higher education opportunities available to them, including those at HBCUs (Historically Black Colleges and Universities). We are thrilled that our students received college acceptances and scholarships on the spot and look forward to expanding these types of opportunities to even more students.”

Get the full story here.

Congratulations also go out this week to:

  • Johnston Middle School student German Lerma and the 19 other HISD students who received free tickets to the Houston Livestock Show & Rodeo through the Reliant Student Recognition Program. Get the full story here.
  • Lanier Middle School, which came in fourth place at the Texas State German Contest recently against mostly high-school age competitors. Get the full story here.
  • Pin Oak Middle School student Alfredo Castillo-Sosa, who was named the inaugural “Reader Leader” for the month of February by myON. Get the full story here.
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