Cove grad among six receiving TTA Foundation scholarships
By LYNETTE SOWELL
Copperas Cove graduating senior Ashley Wilson has been named as one of six high school students in Texas who are receiving an $8,000 scholarship over four years from the Texas Telephone Association. Wilson is planning to attend Baylor University.
“Education is key to students having the skills to fill the jobs of tomorrow,’’ stated Bill Colston, Jr. of Riviera Telephone Company Inc. and chairman of the TTA Foundation, in a press release. “As tuition and fees continue to rise, the cost of attending college continues to increase. Through the TTA Foundation scholarship program, Texas telecommunications companies are investing in our communities and in the development of our future leaders.’’
The TTA foundation is awarding a total of six four-year scholarships of $2000 a year to students entering college for the 2019-2020 school year.
The others receiving scholarships include:
• Alinna Garcia of Zapata, a student at Zapata High School who is planning to attend University of Texas at San Antonio.
• Tyler Hardison of Elkhart, a student at Elkhart High School who is planning to attend Texas A&M University.
• Gavin Miller of Lake Jackson, a student at Brazoswood High School who is planning to attend Brazosport College.
• William Llanez of Austin, a student at Stephen F. Austin High School who is planning to attend Texas Tech University.
• Elian Villanueva of Crockett, a student at Crockett High School, who is planning to attend the University of Texas at Austin.
To be eligible for a TTA Foundation scholarship, students must have achieved a cumulative grade point average of 3.0 or higher and be planning to attend a Texas college or university in fall 2019.
Since 1992, the TTA Foundation has awarded more than $370,000 in scholarships to Texas students. The TTA scholarship program is made possible by contributions from TTA members and associates.
The TTA Foundation is a nonprofit, philanthropic organization founded to help further the understanding of telephony and advance telecommunications as a career choice.
For more information, visit www.tta.org.