William Clark
Pasadena ISD
University of Texas at Austin

William Joseph Clark, a 2015 graduate of Pasadena Memorial High School, is studying government international relations at The University of Texas at Austin.

"I want to obtain an education where I could be prepared for the labor force, where I could go to another country and represent a business," he wrote in his TCTA scholarship application. 

Clark was nominated by his chemistry teacher, Theresa Al-Asmar. "William is a very dedicated student. He has a full-time job along with school. He is in the top 10 percent of his class as well as being an AP scholar. ... He has succeeded by sheer determination" and will continue to do so.

His scholarship was renewed for 2016-17 and 2017-18.