January's CITGO Distinguished Scholar: Jenny Alvarado

CITGO Distinguished Scholars
The 2019/20 Distinguished Scholars Program was created to assist students planning to continue their education at a two-or four-year university. Forty scholarships of $5,000 each were awarded to select class of 2020 graduates from the Alief, Houston and Spring Branch Independent School Districts (ISD). These Distinguished Scholars both in academics and one of these categories: Beating the Odds, Career & Technical Education, Communications, Performing & Fine Arts, S.T.E.M., Service & Leadership, Spirit & Student Athletics.

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CITGO Distinguished Scholars: Jenny

NAME: Jenny Alvarado
HIGH SCHOOL: Hastings High School
GRADE: Senior

ACHIEVEMENTS: Jenny is ranked at the top of her class of over 850 students. She participates in National Spanish Honor Society debate, marching band and concert band. She is very active in the medical and health science programs at her school and was accepted into the Clinical Rotation program and the Certified Nursing Assistant program. Jenny is a member of Health Occupations Students of America where she helps to run blood drives for her school and develop bonds with medical professionals, in addition to working a part-time job.

GOALS: Jenny plans to attend Rice University where she will study medicine, with the goal of becoming either a pediatrician or a pediatric surgeon.


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2020 Applications
CITGO Distinguished Scholars Program 2020
The 2020 CITGO Distinguished Scholars program will be accepting applications from students in the class of 2021 in the Alief, Spring Branch and Houston Independent School Districts starting in February 2020. 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
Student Athlete

The scholarship application open in March and the winners will be notified in May of 2020.


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