2017 SCHOLARSHIP RECIPIENT IS CARMEN GARCIA
The 2017 FBICAAA Scholarship recipient is Carmen Garcia. She graduated from the Irma Rangel Young Women’s Leadership School in May 2017. She has been involved in a variety of organizations such as the League of United Latin American Citizens (LULAC), varsity lacrosse, Geo Club, Panther softball, Aztec and Mayan Folkdance and Project Discovery Theatre. She also did community service at UT Southwestern Medical Center and the DFW International citizenship classes as a mentor and translator. She was on the A honor roll and National Honor society. She received the AmeriCorps Segal Education Award for developing a STEM curriculum for fifth graders.
Carmen’s parents emigrated from Mexico and left everything behind to give Carmen and her siblings the best future they could have. She wants to succeed to give back to her parents and community. In her words, “service is the greatest and most humble act of love; service to my nation is utmost.” She will be specializing in marketing and criminal justice in order to exercise her civic virtues and morals for prudent justice. She was described by one of her counselors as the ideal student for their school motto: Girls Today, Women Tomorrow, Leaders Forever.
Dallas FBICAAA Scholarship
The FBI Dallas CAAA has established a Scholarship Fund to be offered to a student in good academic standing who demonstrates leadership, community service, is of good character, and is interested in pursuing a career in law enforcement/criminal justice. The $1,000 award will be payable in two installments of $500 each semester. The following are the qualifications for receiving the award:
- US citizenship
- State of Texas resident
- High school senior, college freshman or college sophomore (in 2017)
- 3.0 grade point average or higher
- Attending or planning to attend a 2- or 4-year college/university in the Fall of 2017