CITGO Distinguished Scholars
The 2023/24 Distinguished Scholars Program was created to assist students planning to continue their education at a two-or four-year university. Forty scholarships were awarded to select class of 2024 graduates from the Alief, Houston, and Spring Branch Independent School Districts (ISD). These Distinguished Scholars are being recognized not only for their academics but also for their excellence in one of the following categories: Beating the Odds, Career & Technical Education, Communications, Performing & Fine Arts, S.T.E.M., Service & Leadership, Spirit, or Student Athletics.
NAME: Akshay Kapur
HIGH SCHOOL: Bellaire High School
ACHIEVEMENTS: Akshay is a star student with a passion for STEM. He is a member of the National Honor Society, Astronomy Club, Recycling Club and Boy Scouts of America. Akshay seizes every opportunity he can to immerse himself in STEM courses and has been able to manage and work on several impressive projects including, building and training a machine learning model to predict the country of origin of a SARS-CoV-2 Genome.
GOALS: Akshay plans on studying physics, atmospheric science, or electrical engineering. He hopes to pursue research in one of these fields and earn a PhD.
CITGO believes in being an active member in the communities where we operate. In fact, our commitment to making a positive impact has always been a hallmark of CITGO operations. For more than 100 years, we have demonstrated this commitment through our established social and development programs, just like the Distinguished Scholars initiative.