The 2020/21 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 2021 graduates from the Alief, Houston, and Spring Branch Independent School Districts (ISD). These Distinguished Scholars are being recognized not only for the 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.
THIS MONTH WE'RE HIGHLIGHTING ABHINAV SINHA IN THE STEM CATEGORY
NAME: Abhinav Sinha
HIGH SCHOOL: Memorial High School
ACHIEVEMENTS: As a 4x state qualifier in academic competition, Abhinav is no stranger to success. He was given the Bronze President award, he is the chair of the special Olympics, and the Co-founder of MITC. Abhinav is also a valuable member of the Tri-M, Science National, and National Honor society. His STEM accolades reflect his passion for the subjects therein.
GOALS: Abhinav plans to attend Cornell University where he will study chemical engineering. He plans to earn his Masters and Phd finally becoming a future leader in science and engineering.
MEET THE DISTINGUISHED SCHOLARS OF 2020
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CITGO Distinguished Scholars Program 2021
The 2021 CITGO Distinguished Scholars Program will be accepting applications from students in the class of 2021/22 in the Alief, Spring Branch, and Houston Independent School Districts starting in February 2021. Students can apply in each of the following categories to receive a scholarship to a two or four-year school.
- Beating the Odds
- Career and Technical
- Performing and Fine Arts
- Service and Leadership
- STEM Education
If you are interested in applying for the 2021 Program, follow these steps:
- Visit the website - www.saafdn.org/scholarships
- Click on the "Apply for a Scholarship" section and click on Individual Applications. Then click on the "Apply Now" button.
- You must create a login. Once you create a log-in, click on the word Apply in the top left corner.
- Scroll until you find the CITGO Distinguished Scholars Program application for your district (Alief, Houston, Spring Branch) and click the blue Apply button to begin your application.
- You will be asked to upload a copy of your transcript and PSAT/SAT or ACT scores with your application.
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.