Fall 2021 Presidential Scholars
October 7, 2021
From Left: Darius Martin, Richard Garcia, and Carolina Gutierrez
St. Philip’s College congratulates the Fall 2021 Presidential Scholarship Award recipients, Psychology student, Richard Garcia; Biology student, Carolina Gutierrez; and Business Administration student, Darius Martin. Each student was 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 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.
Richard Garcia is a participant of the National Society of Leadership and Success, Future United Latinos for Change, and a member of the Phi Theta Kappa Honor Society. He serves his community through the Volunteer Income Tax Assistance (VITA) program where he offers tax assistance to low-income individuals.
Carolina Gutierrez serves the community through participating in Youth Literacy programs and providing meals to individuals in our community experiencing homelessness. She is a former Presidential Scholar (2020) and is a recipient of both the Douglas and Donna Semmes Success Scholarship and the Greehey Family Foundation Endowed Scholarship.
Darius Martin is a participant of Collegiate 100, the Student Leadership Institute, and serves as a peer mentor. He served as the Alamo Colleges District Student Trustee (2020), is a member of the Phi Theta Kappa Honor Society, and was recently selected as the SPC 2021 HBCU White House Competitiveness Scholar.
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