Scholarships Awarded

San Antonio Junior Forum Scholarship Recipients – 2020-2021

                                                             SAJF Presidential Scholarship                                                                      

Andrea Miller

Andrea attended Travis Early College High School (San Antonio Independent School District program with SAC) where she was ranked 13 out of 92 with an overall GPA of 99.4.  She will earn an Associates Degree in liberal arts when she graduates.  Her SAT was 1220.  She has worked at Jamba Juice for one and a half years. Her junior year, she tutored freshmen in biology and math and in her senior year, spent time motivating other Seniors. After sixteen hours of training, she also served as an AVID Leader and mentor.  Her teacher/counselor recommendations were outstanding. Some quotes include: "outstanding student", "natural leader", "careful and creative thinker", "involved in school and community", "team player", etc.  She founded an organization on campus called "Girl Up" that focuses on emplowering young women.  She participated in the National Honor Society, Spanish National Honor Society, Student Council and several subject organiztions. and volunteered at the San Antonio Food Bank.  Her stated career goal is nursing and she will be attending Texas Tech University in Lubbock, Texas.                                                                                    

 SAJF Memorial Scholarship

Javier De La Rosa Quiros

Javier attended LEE High School in the Northeast Independent School District where he was ranked 120 out of 595 students. He had a GPA of 99.9120, an ACT score of 24, and an SAT score of 1120. His family came to the United States the summer before his nineth grade and did not know any English. He was a member of AVID since eleventh grade and participated in Mu Alpha Theta, the Unity Club, and the Spanish National Honor Society. He served as the Vice President of the Spanish National Honor Society, tutored English learners in Algebra 1 during lunch hours, helped English as a Second Language (ESL) students pass the Math STAAR test.  He repairs computers in his spare time. He won a Math and a Science award in high school. A teacher recommendation calls him considerate, trustworthy, patient and a reliable student. His career goal is to be a software Developer and obtain a Masters or Doctorate degree in Artificial Intelligence.  Javier will be attending UTSA in San Antonio, Texas.

SAJF Presidential Scholarship for Special Needs Students

Matthew Gonzales

Matthew attended William J. Brennan High School in Northside Independent School District. As a student with autism, he had an Invidudalized Education Plan. He ranked 95 out of 693 students, had a GPA of 95.45, and an SAT score of 1030.  He participated in band all four years of high school and was in the National Honor Society. He served on Student Council for two years, pariticipated in Robotics Club for three years and was a member of the Chess Club for two years. His counsellor and teachers agree that he is a gifted student who will have to continue to work on being inclusive of others in team projects. He has a strong desire to succeed. His career goal is to become a Mechanical Engineer.  Matthew will be attending UTSA in San Antonio, Texas.

SAJF Terry R. Bezdek Scholarship 

Jerica Brascom

Jerica attended John Paul Stevens High School in Northside Independent School District. She lived with her mother and has two older siblings. Jerica ranked 20 out of 646, had a GPA of 98.0667, and an SAT score of 1100. She played soccer all four years of high school and was Varsity team captain. She was all District Academic 1st Team and All District 2nd Team. Jerica also played volleyball for four years in high school.  She has been an AVID student since Middle School and served as a Senior leader and tutor. She volunteered her time with ALE (Alternative Learning Experience) students, was a member of the National Honor Society and leader of the Environmental Club. She volunteered as a coach for a youth soccer team which has won two league championships. She also babysits. Her counsellor/teacher comments were also very positive.  Some comments were: "works very hard", "self motivated", "positive attitude", "talented writer", "gifted thinker", "polite", "dedicated", "committed", etc. Jerica's career goal is to become a human rights lawyer.  She will be attending the University of Texas in Austin, Texas.

SAJF Margaret Hudson Scholarship                                                        

Frederico Chavez-Torres

Frederico is completing his third year at the at the University of Texas in Austin, Texas and will return next year.

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