As scholarships are being awarded this spring semester, one scholarship has roots at Cristo Rey Jesuit. The Mary Ann Wallace Scholarship was recently awarded for the fifth time to a CRJ senior based on GPA, extracurricular and community involvement, and an essay. “Cristo Rey Jesuit has formed me into the person I am today,” the winning scholarship entry read. “The CRJ community of students, faculty and staff has fundamentally helped and guided me to grow spiritually, academically, and professionally.”
The scholarship-winning senior attributes her success to many things, including her work on a social justice project where she was able to “put what I learned in the classroom into actions in the real world by showing compassion to those in need.”
Feeling well prepared to enter her dream college in August, Loyola Chicago (waiting for confirmation), the senior attributes much of her success to taking college AP courses, as well as being a member of our cross country and soccer teams. The recipient of the Hispanic Heritage Youth Award and Committed to Justice Magis Award, she is work experienced after spending all four of her Corporate Work-Study Program years at Houston Methodist Research Institute. “My favorite experience was research because every day I learned about new diseases and possible cures. I learned about new advances in medical technologies, observed an open-heart surgery, and attended lectures about new medical advances,” she said.
Pictured with the winner is Aileen McCormick, the scholarship Executive Director.