As students across North Texas head back to the classroom, Dallas Capital Bank is pleased to recognize four worthy scholars as they begin their college careers. Since 1991, Dallas Capital Bank has provided scholarships for deserving seniors at each of the four high schools in the Carrollton-Farmers Branch Independent School District. One graduating senior at each of the schools is awarded $2,500 to pursue their degree at an accredited college or university. Each student must possess outstanding scholastic achievement, exhibit the potential for success, be well rounded socially as well as academically, and participate in community service work. To date, over 165 students have been awarded over $500,000 toward higher education.
The 2022 graduates who received scholarships from Dallas Capital Bank are a diverse and devoted group of students, all pursuing their degrees at universities in the state of Texas in fields ranging from journalism to business to health sciences.
Aleny Gomez is a 2022 graduate of RL Turner High School. A dedicated volunteer, Aleny has devoted many hours to serving her church, her local animal shelter, and many school-sponsored organizations including the Youth Advisory Council. Aleny will be studying nursing at the University of Texas at Arlington and plans to become a traveling pediatric nurse. Personally motivated to help others lead healthy lives, both physically and mentally, Aleny has already received her certifications as a clinical medical assistant as well as in phlebotomy.
Headed to the University of Texas at Austin, Jessica Lam is a 2022 graduate of Newman Smith High School. Jessica is currently learning her fifth language “just for fun” and holds down a busy work schedule, working five to seven days a week. Jessica’s dream is to own her own business and support her family here and abroad.
Seeking degrees in both International Business and International Relations, Verronnica Touch is headed to the University of Texas at Austin. A 2022 graduate of Creekview High School, Verronnica’s experiences visiting her family’s home country of Cambodia have influenced her plans after college. Having witnessed the compounding effects of poverty, poorly funded hospitals and educational systems, and a lack of access to vision care, Verronnica hopes to establish a non-profit to provide support for the vision impaired.
Abilene Christian University will welcome 2022 Ranchview High School graduate, Veronica Darland. Veronica will be majoring in Journalism, seeking to spread a message of hope through a career in broadcast journalism. Veronica has exhibited tremendous resilience in high school, overcoming difficult circumstances to exude positivity and maintain her academic standing. Veronica has served her community in numerous ways including serving on the Conference Council on Youth Ministries and CUMC Farmers Branch Youth Representatives.
Dallas Capital Bank is proud of these students and their achievements. We are honored to support them on their journey of higher education. We wish these students, and all students embarking on a new school term, the best of luck!