by Katharina Ronquillo
For the fifth year in a row 20 Chaparral High School seniors were awarded the First American Bank Scholarship. These top scholars will receive up to $6,000 a year for five years while matriculating at the university of their choice.
This year’s awardees are: Carla Acuna, Britney Basinger, David Castro, Felix Escajeda, Paulina Evangelista, Gabriel Gonzalez, Jazzel Gutierrez, Abraham Hernandez, Natalie Lara, Evelyn Loya, Briana Madrid, Jaquelin Martinez, Phillip Martinez, Juan Nieto, Misael Oronia, Blanca Ramirez, Damaris Saenz, Emily Soto, Josue Vazquez, and Alejandra Zapata.
The First American Bank Scholarship is a secondary award which means that the awardees will have exhausted all other scholarship and grant money before it kicks in. This scholarship will also cover the need for a loan of equal or smaller value.
This scholarship is applied only to eligible students at Chaparral High School. To be eligible for this scholarship students must have attended CHS for a minimum of three years, be a citizen of the United States, have been accepted into a college or university, and have maintained a 3.0 grade point average throughout their first seven semesters of high school. Students who have taken Advanced Placement classes are especially likely to be awarded this scholarship.