FORT WORTH – Two Glen Rose High School graduates have been named 2016 recipients of the John and Frances Wasilchak Scholarship. Molly Burns and Brittan Grace 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.
Burns will attend Angelo State University and study nursing. Among other achievements, Burns is vice president of POWERSET (Powerful Opportunities for Women Eager and Read for Science, Engineering and Technology) and volunteers at Glen Rose Medical Center shot clinics, Carter Blood Drives and tutors elementary math pentathlon students.
Grace, hoping to become a Family Nurse Practitioner, will attend the University of Texas at Austin. Grace shadowed both a local nurse practitioner and ER nurse in the emergency room at Glen Rose Medical Center totaling 150 volunteer hours.
“I enjoy following the students who receive the scholarship each year,” Fran Wasilchak said. “It is rewarding to hear about their growth and successes.” Burns and Grace join 4 other recipients receiving scholarships for their undergraduate degree and 4 in graduate school.
The Wasilchak Scholarship Fund was opened in 2006 at the North Texas Community Foundation and has awarded more than $387,000 and benefitted more than 25 Glen Rose High School students.