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Scholarship Opportunity for High School Seniors
Houston Asset Management Charitable Foundation is now accepting applications from high school seniors pursuing a degree in business. This scholarship totals $10,000 payable in $2,500 increments over the next 4 years and comes with an internship opportunity between the awarded student's junior and senior years. This scholarship is designed for a student pursuing a career in business with majors ranging from finance, financial planning, economics, investments, accounting, or business administration. To apply for this scholarship the student must provide a School Transcript, Resume, Scholarship Application, and Essay. Our scholarship committee will review all the applicants and then interview the top four candidates before awarding this scholarship in May. The deadline for completing the application is March 31st. If you have any questions about this opportunity please contact Kristian Taylor at firstname.lastname@example.org.
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Pasadena High School Graduate Receives Major Scholarship
Pictured (l-r) are: Maricarmen's mother America Mendoza, John Payne,
Maricarmen Medina, Rich Welsh, Bob Frater, Bob Hampton, and Richard Hollis.
Maricarmen Medina graduated from Pasadena High School last week with a sense of pride that transcended the diploma she earned and her recognition as a member of the National Honors Society. Medina was awarded a $10,000 scholarship from Houston Asset Management, a leading financial management firm, to pursue her education in accounting and business at Texas A&M University.
"I wanted to help my parents financially and applied for the scholarship when one of my counselors encouraged it," said Medina. "I was so excited to learn I received the scholarship after completing the essay and interviewing at the firm with the partners and clients. It was tough to interview but I learned to relax and be myself because they are human beings too and could relate to what I was saying."
Houston Asset Management invites students from Houston and surrounding school districts who are interested in accounting or business degrees to compete for the annual scholarship. The scholarship is accompanied by an invitation to intern at the firm during the student's junior or senior year.
"Maricarmen is a very impressive student with such a positive attitude about the focus of her education," said Bob Frater, CFP®, CEO of Houston Asset Management. "She is inspired by her grandparents' hard work and tenacity, and learned at a young age that you can be successful with those traits. She is determined that her education will lead to a career where she can provide services to help entrepreneurs succeed. We are honored to help her achieve that goal."
Medina said she learned to pursue goals and never give up from her family and she advises others to do the same. Her optimistic and determined personality keeps her focused on personal goals.
"I think we should all have goals and stick to them," said Medina. "There is always a way to make something happen if you work hard enough and you are motivated. When you try hard, and put time and effort into something, it shows."
Recognizing a need to help deserving business students, Houston Asset Management has awarded more than $42,000 in scholarships made possible by donations from the firm and its clients who participate in an annual golf tournament.