FORT BEND ISD (March 9, 2017) – Fort Bend ISD congratulates the eighty-seven (87) juniors and seniors, representing all 11 FBISD high schools, who received 2017 Youth in Philanthropy (YIP) scholarships, presented by The George Foundation. The students received scholarships ranging from $1,000 to $5,000. Combined, FBISD students received more than $123,000 in YIP scholarships.
Each of the scholarship recipients participated in the eight-month YIP program, where they completed volunteer service with some of our community’s nonprofit organizations. At the end of the program, the students were asked to assess the nonprofit organization which they served and award George Foundation grant dollars to the organization based on their experience and the organization's impact on the community. In return for their service to the organizations, many of the outstanding YIP participants received scholarships to support their careers in higher education.
The FBISD 2017 YIP Scholarship recipients, listed by campus include:
Austin High School – Angelica Dompreh, Ben Lee, Corina Morris, Gyra Paras, Ismat Fatima, Jackie Wilson, Kamiyah Roulhac, Stephen Dimalanta and Yannet Wondim
Bush High School – Ashley Agatep, Brittany Onwenu, Christiana Adebowale, Hana Aden, Jenifer Ogu, Taylor Ellis and Vivian Nguyen
Clements High School – Anton Zhou, Aysia Goss, Bianca Navia, Cole Buczo, Evelyn Huang, Hamzah Ansari, Kristen Kiang, Patrika Lad and Sara Venkataraman
Dulles High School – Alaina Bryant, Brittany Nguyen, Dominic Cheung, Faris Zaibaq, Joshua Griffith, Llaran Turner, Nolan Ross and Olayinka Olajubutu
Elkins High School – Andrea Doan, Ashley Alshrouf, Ashlin Klemme, Janey George, Joel George, Keya Milton and Mia Harris
Hightower High School – Christine Amaefule, De’Ja’Riehl Brookes, Adam Kermally, Alex Carr, Alex Mathen, Alexis Nwankwo, Flint Yu, Jomi Ajayi and Vance Sasso
Kempner High School – Anh Phan, Chanh Chau, Dara Lawl, Drake Lamb, Joel Samuel, Nikhil Narravula, Nirmal Patel, Ronak Chandak, Saahil Barai and Sarika Adi
Marshall High School – Betsy Mendez, Breyanna Brown, Louisa Idah-Oze, Taia Henry, Yasmin Lathan and Zanetta Brooks
Ridge Point High School – Brian Ibe, Daria Davis, Jessica Villa, Kennedi Gordon, Lily Bajor, Peyton McFarlain, Sabrina Hoover, Sydney McCoy, Taylor Tucker and Ruby Urquiza
Travis High School – Emmanuel Ebirim, Julian Thompson, Juliana Johnson, Lisa Okafor, Max Broekhuis, Moulika Somaroutu and Precious Nwaneti
Willowridge High School – America Ibarra, Aumari Wilson, Marlyn Santana, Ruth Romero and Steffany Portillo