Fall 2020 Presidential Scholars
October 14, 2020
St. Philip’s College congratulates the Fall 2020 Presidential Scholarship Award recipients, from top left: Jalisa Terrazas (Baking & Pastry), Tambra Staley (Nursing) and Carolina Gutierrez (Biology).
The three students were selected based on their academic progress, cumulative GPA and commitment to scholarship requirements.
The Presidential Scholarship is intended to help students actualize their potential in addressing societal issues and challenges by providing you with funds to support their education. The scholarship is valued at $3,000 and is awarded in $1,500 increments per semester. Terms of the scholarship require substantive community service activities related to healthcare, social services, child advocacy, the environment, sustainability or economic development. Upon graduation, Presidential Scholars receive an additional $900 per year to serve as a transfer scholarship to a 4-year college or university.
Carolina spends time volunteering at SA Youth Literacy, a non-profit organization that provides one-to-one reading assistance to elementary children in San Antonio. She also dedicates time volunteering at March of Dimes, where she participates in donor outreach, data entry and works with local hospitals to gather baby supplies.
Tambra's service to the community includes her involvement with the National Federation of the Blind, San Antonio Chapter. In working with the organization, she attends monthly meetings where they plan game nights, convention schedules and other activities for the blind in the community.
Jalisa is a member of the Phi Theta Kappa Honor Society, the official honor society for two-year colleges by the American Association of Community Colleges. Jalisa volunteers at the San Antonio Food Bank where she helps sort and package meals that are delivered to community members.