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Foundation awards more than $70,000 in scholarships

(EL PASO INDEPENDENT SCHOOL DISTRICT -- May 28, 2020) — The EPISD Education Foundation announced today it awarded $71,500 in scholarships to 77 members of the Class of 2020. 

The total amount includes: the foundation’s traditional scholarships, STARS Foundation Scholarships, EPISD Council of PTA Scholarships, the Amalia Muro Scholarship, the Genevieve Gonzalez Scholarship, the Coach Lou Robustelli and the Del Norte Lion’s Club Scholarship. The foundation last year began a partnership with the STARS Foundation, which matches the $1,000 foundation scholarship for students who have 12 credit hours of college. Eighteen EPISD seniors received this scholarship.

Scholarships are made possible through the generosity of EPISD employees, partner funds and donors including: ABM, Engage2Learn, Jacobs Engineering, Las Palmas Del Sol Healthcare, Hospitals of Providence, Teachers Federal Credit Union, Texas Gas Services, Banes General Contractors, Mounce Green Myers Safi, Hilltop Securities, Norton Fulbright Rose, Piper Jaffray and Georgina Williams and the EPISD Council of PTAs.

“The EPISD Education Foundation is grateful for the commitment of our donors who understand the great need to support the Class of 2020 during this unprecedented time,” said foundation president Russell Wiggs. “We hope these scholarships help our recipients realize their college dreams.” 

All scholarships are for $1,000 unless otherwise noted with the exception of STARs, which will be matched. Below are the winners of the scholarships: 

Valeria Barrientos Chavez Andress EPISD Education Foundation Scholarship
Andrea Bazan Andress EPISD Education Foundation Scholarship
Amber Deshaies Andress STARS Foundation
Shakayla Wilkes Andress EPISD Education Foundation Scholarship
Ryvika Chavez Austin EPISD Education Foundation Scholarship
Natasia Salcido Austin EPISD Education Foundation Scholarship
Wynona Skilling Austin EPISD Education Foundation Scholarship
Dante Velasco Austin STARS Foundation
Job Armengol Bowie EPISD Education Foundation Scholarship
Justin Diaz Bowie EPISD Education Foundation Scholarship
Mario Diaz Bowie EPISD Education Foundation Scholarship
Carlye Herrera Bowie Coach Lou Robustelli Scholarship
Carlye Herrera Bowie EPISD Education Foundation Scholarship
Alejandra Lopez  Bowie Del Norte Lion's Club ($500)
Federico Moncada Bowie EPISD Education Foundation Scholarship
Destiny Pedroza Bowie EPISD Education Foundation Scholarship
Ariana Abascal Burges STARS Foundation
Jessica Amenzaga Burges Council of PTAs $250
Sebastian Barraza Burges STARS Foundation
Julian Diaz Burges STARS Foundation
Trinity Dorantes Burges STARS Foundation
Alan Garcia Galvez Burges STARS Foundation
Stella Guillen Burges STARS Foundation
Vivian Macias Burges Council of PTAs $500
Vivian Macias Burges STARS Foundation
Brandon Mojica Burges STARS Foundation
Ashley Morton Burges STARS Foundation
Amelia Navarro Burges STARS Foundation
Alyssa Quesada Burges STARS Foundation
Miciah Quinn Burges Council of PTAs $250
Mia Valencia Burges Ann Yerby Memorial Scholarship
Karla Villalobos Burges Amalia Muro Scholarship
Joshua Ybarra Burges STARS Foundation
Nayelli Jimenez CCTA EPISD Education Foundation Scholarship
Rafael Baez Chapin EPISD Education Foundation Scholarship
Paul Bernhard Coronado EPISD Education Foundation Scholarship
Patricio Casaubon Coronado Council of PTAs $250
Sergio Enriquez Coronado STARS Foundation
Liliana Flores-Dumond Coronado EPISD Education Foundation Scholarship
Mariana Iglesias Coronado EPISD Education Foundation Scholarship
Alisa Pitchkolan Coronado Council of PTAs $500
Alisa Pitchkolan Coronado EPISD Education Foundation Scholarship
Nicole Poissant Coronado EPISD Education Foundation Scholarship
Nathaniel Seward Coronado Council of PTAs $250
Briana  Bernal El Paso Council of PTAs $250
Sophia Fuentes El Paso EPISD Education Foundation Scholarship
Annaeliese Huenneke El Paso EPISD Education Foundation Scholarship
Odyssey Mann El Paso EPISD Education Foundation Scholarship
Thomas Norton El Paso EPISD Education Foundation Scholarship
Paige  Pearson El Paso Council of PTAs $250
Noelle Porflit El Paso Council of PTAs $500
Noelle Porflit El Paso EPISD Education Foundation Scholarship
LIsa Ramirez El Paso EPISD Education Foundation Scholarship
Darielle Baustert Franklin Council of PTAs $250
Emily Jauregui Franklin STARS Foundation
Fabian Ramirez Franklin Council of PTAs $500
Fabian Ramirez Franklin EPISD Education Foundation Scholarship
Summer Sullivan Franklin Council of PTAs $250
Dominique Botello Irvin Irvin Class of 1969 Scholarship
Kenya Garcia Irvin EPISD Education Foundation Scholarship
Carmen Guerra Irvin Irvin Alumni Association Scholarship
Angel Hernandez Irvin EPISD Education Foundation Scholarship
Zayya Herrera Irvin EPISD Education Foundation Scholarship
Gabriel Huerta Irvin EPISD Education Foundation Scholarship
Nya Jones Irvin EPISD Education Foundation Scholarship
Cody Ladd Irvin EPISD Education Foundation Scholarship
Bebet Lujan Irvin Irvin Alumni Association Scholarship
Magdalena Mireles Irvin EPISD Education Foundation Scholarship
Destiny Rivera Irvin EPISD Education Foundation Scholarship
Gianna Rivera Irvin EPISD Education Foundation Scholarship
Daniel Salas Irvin EPISD Education Foundation Scholarship
Yahaira Ugarte Irvin EPISD Education Foundation Scholarship
Frida Aguilera Jefferson EPISD Education Foundation Scholarship
Carlos Carrete Jefferson EPISD Education Foundation Scholarship
Carlos Carrete Jefferson Genevieve Gonzalez Scholarship
Wei-Li Kung Silva STARS Foundation
Erica Loustaunau Silva EPISD Education Foundation Scholarship
Karen Nevarez Silva STARS Foundation
Damini Patel Silva EPISD Education Foundation Scholarship
Carlos Benitez TMECHS Council of PTAs $500
April Blackwell TMECHS EPISD Education Foundation Scholarship
Jorge Franco TMECHS Council of PTAs $250
Sofia Muñoz TMECHS Council of PTAs $250