Aldine Education Foundation is excited to award scholarships to Aldine ISD Class of 2020 graduates. This year, the number of scholarships and the total dollars awarded have increased, thanks to generous donors across our community.
More than $513,000 was awarded to 191 graduating Aldine ISD seniors from nine high schools. The students received the competitive scholarship awards through academic rigor, extracurricular activities, dedicating their time to community service, demonstrating a drive for continued educational success, among other factors considered in the review process.
Each year Aldine Education Foundation scholarships are open to all Aldine ISD seniors. The application opens in November each school year. This year, award announcements were shared with students on April 24.
Annually, scholarship funds are received from a wide variety of donors, including individuals, families, and both local and regional companies and foundations. The foundations’ largest group of scholarship supporters is Aldine ISD staff who can choose to donate monies from each paycheck. This year Aldine ISD staff supported 35 students with $105,000 in awards.
Aldine Education Foundation is proud to recognize one top recipient from each Aldine ISD high school. These nine students will receive a $20,000 award over four years, funded through monies received from Noble Drilling. Their stories are highlighted here, followed by a list of all 2020 Aldine Education Foundation scholarship recipients.
Imani Gonzalez is the Noble Drilling Scholar from Aldine High School. She has attended Aldine ISD schools since PreK, starting with Keeble EC/PK/Head Start, then matriculating to Thompson Elementary, Marcella Intermediate, and Stovall Middle School. Imani is heading to Texas A&M University in the fall.
Jade Huynh is the Noble Drilling Scholar from Blanson Career & Technical Education High School. Jade is a life-long Aldine ISD student, from Keeble EC/PK/Head Start, Goodman Elementary, Hill Intermediate, and Stovall Middle School. Prior to her time at Blanson CTE, she attended Aldine High School. Next, Jade will attend The University of Texas at Austin.
Javier Navarro is the Noble Drilling Scholar from Carver High School. He previously attended Vines EC/PK/Head Start, Stovall Academy, Houston Academy, and Drew Academy. Javier plans to attend Texas A&M University in the fall.
Linh Vuong is the Noble Drilling Scholar from Davis High School. She previously attended Hoffman Middle School in Aldine ISD. Following graduation, Linh plans on attending University of Houston.
Itzel Gomez is the Noble Drilling Scholar from Eisenhower High School. Her academic career started at Vines EC/PK/Head Start, then Carter Academy, Hill Intermediate, and Shotwell Middle School. Itzel plans to attend Lone Star College-University Park after graduation.
Nerissa Correa is the Noble Drilling Scholar from Hall Center for Education. She began school at Hinojosa EC/PK/Head Start and then attended Raymond Academy, Reed Academy, and Grantham Academy. Next, Nerissa will attend Texas Southern University in the fall.
Norma Rodriguez is the Noble Drilling Scholar from MacArthur High School. She has been a student in Aldine ISD at Orange Grove Elementary, Escamilla Intermediate, and Hambrick Middle School. Norma plans to attend Texas A&M University following graduation.
Klyn Lopez is the Noble Drilling Scholar from Nimitz High School. She also has attended Parker Intermediate and Lewis Middle School within Aldine ISD. After graduation, Klyn will attend Lamar University in the fall.
Carolyn Garcia is the Noble Drilling Scholar from Victory Early College High School. She is a life-long Aldine ISD student, beginning at deSantiago EC/PK/Head Start then matriculating to Anderson Academy, Houston Academy, and Drew Academy. Carolyn will be attending University of Houston.
Please share your congratulations with these students while also expressing gratitude to the many scholarship donors who support Aldine Education Foundation’s efforts to provide choices and opportunities for Aldine ISD students, in our classrooms and beyond.
To learn more about Aldine Education Foundation please visit, aldineeducationfoundation.org.