May 31, 2016 – BISD Superintendent Esperanza Zendejas has announced the winners of the 2016 Superintendent’s Scholarships. A total of 113 graduating Brownsville Independent School District seniors will each receive $1,000 to attend the college of their choice.
The scholarship funds were raised at the 13th Annual Scholarship Golf Tournament that Zendejas hosted at the Rancho Viejo Resort on May 7. Scholarship recipients were selected by committees of local community members and district personnel. The committees reviewed more than 433 student applications to determine the winners.
‘We sincerely thank the tournament sponsors and dedicated BISD employees who have made this tournament one of the largest in the Rio GrandeValley. We will award $113,000 in scholarships, the largest amount to date, to our 2016 early college high school graduates because of the generous donations of many businesses and organizations that value our students and want to see them continue their postsecondary education. It was a great golf tournament that truly benefited a worthy cause, our students,’ said Zendejas.
With this year’s proceeds, the Superintendent’s Scholarship Golf Tournament will have provided $901,000 to 800 deserving BISD graduates over the past 13 years. Zendejas will personally award the 2016 Superintendent’s Scholarships to the following seniors at special ceremonies to be held at their respective high school campuses concluding today.
Photo Caption: Superintendent’s Scholarship recipients from Rivera, above, and Pace, left, and Veterans Memorial Early College High Schools, below, assemble for group pictures with BISD Superintendent Esperanza Zendejas, center, during recent ceremonies at their schools. BISD awarded 113 Superintendent’s Scholarships this year, thanks to funds raised at the 13th annual Scholarship Golf Tournament. Each Scholarship is worth $1,000 to continue the students’ postsecondary education.