Three Glen Rose High School seniors are the 2018 recipients of the John and Frances Wasilchak Scholarship Fund at the North Texas Community Foundation.
Ashley Hang, Adriana Herrera, and Andrea Mendoza were each awarded $5,000 to be used during their freshman 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 grade-point average.
Hang, who ranks third in her class, will be attending the University of Texas at Austin and intends to become an accountant. Hang is very involved in school and in the community. Her activities have included volunteering more than 200 hours at Papa’s Pantry; serving as the local chapter officer of the FCCLA (Family, Career, and Community Leaders of America) organization; and was district accounting champion.
Herrera will attend Texas Tech University and plans to major in nursing. In her senior year, Herrera enrolled in a Certified Nursing Assistant (CNA) class at the Glen Rose Nursing and Rehab Center where she gained valuable experience while interacting with residents. Herrera was a drum major in the Tiger Pride Band and a member of the National Honor Society.
As the class salutatorian, Mendoza plans to study engineering at Texas A&M University and was recently accepted into the school’s honors program. Mendoza is very involved in her church through volunteer work and
serves as the cantor. She is also active in school as a member of the POWERSET organization, varsity track and cross-country, and competed in the University Scholastic League (UIL).
The Wasilchak Scholarship Fund was opened in 2006 at the North Texas Community Foundation and has awarded more than $460,000 and benefitted more than 30 Glen Rose High School students.“I enjoy following the students who receive the scholarships from year to year,” Fran Wasilchak said. “It is rewarding to hear about their growth and success.”
Including the 2018 recipients, there are nine students receiving scholarships for a total of about $45,000 for the 2018-2019 school year.
The North Texas Community Foundation works in collaboration with fundholders, trusted professional advisors, nonprofit partners and civic leaders to make sure North Texas is strong for generations to come. The Community Foundation has $312 million in assets and made grants and scholarships totaling $22 million in 2017. For more information, visit www.northtexascf.org online.