Tyler Junior College and Tyler ISD officials have recognized 97 high school seniors who are eligible to receive the TJC Presidential Honors Scholarship beginning in the Fall 2022 semester.
The scholarship is available for students within the TJC service area who graduate in the top 10 percent of their high school class. It covers two years of tuition and fees at TJC, a value of more than $11,000, plus housing costs of $5,600 to reside in the Presidential Honors living and learning community within the Ornelas Residential Complex on the TJC main campus.
During assemblies on their respective campuses last week, TJC recognized 51 seniors from Tyler Legacy and 46 from Tyler High, presenting each student with a scholarship offer packet and admissions information.
Emma Arteaga, Tyler High senior
“This scholarship would really help a lot and I’m definitely interested in the opportunity it offers,” said Emma Arteaga, a Tyler High School senior. “I want to major in business and possibly go to law school or study environmental science. I’m already a student in the dual credit program, and I like the professors. So, that has been a good introduction to TJC.”
The TJC Presidential Honors program is designed for the high-achieving student. It is a small and focused academic program within TJC with specialized honors coursework, dedicated honors faculty, individual advising and planning, reserved housing, and special transcript notation and distinction at graduation.
In his remarks to the students, TJC President Dr. Juan E. Mejia said, “If you’re considering where to continue your education, we think that because you’re the best, you need to select among the best colleges in the country and we have it right here at TJC. You need to pick the pinnacle of programs and that is our Presidential Honors Program.”
TJC has recognized 51 Tyler Legacy seniors who are eligible for the TJC Presidential Honors Scholarship.
Mejia continued, “On behalf of everyone at Tyler Junior College, we want to congratulate you and we want you to take this opportunity very seriously. The cost of education continues to escalate, but here is an opportunity to graduate almost debt free and go into immediate employment in the career of your choice or transfer to the university of your choice.”
Tyler High seniors are: Alondra Albarran, Gustavo Alejov Zavala, Cindy Alvarez, Samuel Antonio, Sammy Arellano, Emma Arteaga, Yamilet Bonilla, Takaisha Bowie-Hunter, Chelsea Bustos, Kevin Carranza, Kristal Carrillo, Brandy Casiano-Gonzalez, Selina Cortes Pedraza, Kyla Daye, Ellyse Daye, Martin Frias, Abigail Garza, Destinie Guzman, Cornelius Hartsfield, Lizbeth Hernandez, Alexis Hernandez, Quynton Johnson, Kameron Key, Breeona Lacy, Nicole Leija, Cesar Lopez, Julian Martinez, Jaquelin Martinez Gavina, William McNee, Arianna Mendoza, Crystal Mendoza, Madison Mims, Nayeli Monsivais, Vanessa Ordorica, Luis Reynoso, Dorismar Rosales, Rawly Sanchez, Anna Santos, Olivia Scott, Cambree Session, Shacaria Stevenson, Kalaynah Thompson, Juan Trujillo, Jacob Villela, Kyesha Wilson and Alan Zavala.
Tyler Legacy seniors are: Iesu Agapito, Simar-Raj Bains, Dale Booth, Narciso Buenaventura, Amy Christian, Adonnela Contreras, Kyra Cordell, Kiley Daniel, Brooke Davis, Aiden Ebert, Samuel Eckert, Alexis Evans, Connor Fiorentino, Madelyn Flanery, Frances Foley, Mary Fullo, Anna Gates, Lukas Gill, Adam Greene, Regan Hamby, Adina Hekier, Annie Hyland, Presley Johnston, Adeline Jones, Caelyn Kisamore, Kiymiya Lamea, Mackenzie Langford, Charles Lu, Cassandra Martinez, Hayden McCullough, Samuel Murphy, Rahul Myana, Annabelle Nowlin, Destiny Nunley, Sophie Orji, Luke Pearson, Hadeeqah Quazi, Arjun Rajesh, Nayana Renteria, Hope Rhoads, Hayden Seamands, Chelsea Sessions, Macy Skinner, Zoe Strain, Beckham Tran, Angelita Valladares, Talina Vargas, Kenneth Wells, Catherine Wise, Jordan Wright and Kawsar Yasin.
For more information, go to TJC.edu/honors.