Congratulations to Meera Kulkarni of Frisco Centennial High School, and Natalee Collamer of Frisco Wakeland High School…
Natalee (left) and Meera (right)
The North Texas Relocation Professionals presented a pair of $500 scholarships for two (2) deserving seniors in the Dallas/Fort Worth area at our May 24 breakfast meeting.
NTRP sent scholarship applications to area schools on March 1, 2012 with a requested completion date on April 15, 2012.
Each student had to meet the following requirements to qualify for the award:
- Currently a senior in good standing in a Dallas/Fort Worth area accredited high school.
- Relocated between grades 9 and 12.
- Relocated more than 50 miles and changed schools due to their family's relocation
- Currently have a cumulative grade point average of 3.0 on a scale of 4.0 (or equivalent achievement on a different scale)
Scholarship winners were invited to attend our Breakfast meeting on Thursday May 24, 2012 to read their winning essays. NTRP Scholarship Committee Chair Bruce Waller said, “Selecting a winner was very challenging because these are all very talented students applying for the awards, and the relocation essays were amazing. They really brought out the challenges teenagers experience when relocating to a new city. Reading the essays was definitely a moving experience!” We really enjoyed having our winners sharing their experiences with our membership. They both did a great job! This is an outreach program we discussed in 2011. We are all proud to see it come to life this year for some outstanding students in our area who understand relocation challenges!
Bruce Waller, CRP
NTRP Scholarship Chair