Two Glen Rose High School graduates have been named 2017 recipients of the John and Frances Wasilchak Scholarship. Katy Davis and Brittany Rosentreter were each awarded $5,000 to be used during their freshmen year of college. The scholarship award is renewable each year of their college careers as long as they remain full-time students and maintain a set GPA.
Davis will attend Stephen F. Austin State University and plans to major in theatre and stage management. Among other achievements, Davis received Outstanding Tech for stage managing the school’s UIL One Act Play, as well as volunteers as house manager for the school’s auditorium and the Granbury Theatre Company.
Rosentreter, hoping to become a neonatal nurse practitioner, will attend the University of Texas at Austin. Rosentreter shadows at a local hospital outside of the classroom, is president of the school’s STEM organization, POWERSET, and a member of Health Occupations Students of America (HOSA).
“I enjoy following the students who receive the scholarship each year,” Fran Wasilchak said. “It is rewarding to hear about their growth and success.” Davis and Rosentreter join 4 other recipients receiving scholarships for their undergraduate degree and 1 in graduate school.
The Wasilchak Scholarship Fund was opened in 2006 at the North Texas Community Foundation and has awarded more than $425,000 and benefited more than 27 Glen Rose High School students.