Commitment to PSAT preparation earns 11 ECHS seniors College Board Opportunity Scholarships

The College Board will recognize 11 early college high school students for their commitment to improving their college entry scores on Friday at 8:30 a.m. in the North Ballroom at Tarrant County College Southeast, 2100 Southeast Parkway.

The College Board Opportunity Scholarship winners, seniors at the Tarrant County College Southeast/Arlington ISD Collegiate High School, are: Ricardo Cedillo, Haley Chavez, Nancie Campos, Maria Duenez, Gabino Mata, Kaleigh Ruiz, Amran Said, Sara Solano, Andrew Tran, Samantha Velasquez and Sandra Vidana.

The students who will receive the scholarships join a select national group who have exceeded the number of hours required to improve their PSAT scores and have gone on to pass their SAT test. With 400 ECHS students at TCC Southeast, the high school placed second in most scholarships to a high school with an enrollment exceeding several thousand students.

The program provides students numerous opportunities to earn scholarships along their way to colleges. Each time students met the requirements for the various opportunities, their names were entered in the scholarship drawing.

Students who completed all six opportunities are eligible to earn one of the $40,000 scholarships awarded through monthly drawings. The six opportunity steps are build your college list, practice the SAT, improve your scores, strengthen your college list, complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FASFA) and apply to college.