Carlos Bocanegra
Houston ISD
University of Houston

Carlos Bocanegra, a 2013 graduate of DeBakey High School for Health Professionals, is using his TCTA scholarship to attend the University of Houston. His scholarship was renewed for 2014-15 and increased from $250 to $3,000.

“I hope that one day I can make a big difference in the world of medicine, such as finding a cure for cancer or other diseases or inventing new surgical and treatment techniques,” he wrote in his application.

DeBakey High School counselor Virginia Hayward nominated Bocanegra for the scholarship. "As his counselor and National Beta Club sponsor, I have noticed that Carlos is dedicated, optimistic, hardworking, self-motivated, respectful, and goal-oriented."