Carrie Dixon
Athens ISD
Western Governors University

Dixon, a 2011 graduate of Athens High School in Athens ISD, received her first TCTA scholarship in fall 2011. After a year and a half at Colorado Mountain College in Steamboat Springs, Colo., she transferred to Western Governors University in Salt Lake City, Utah, where she is pursuing a degree in psychology. Her TCTA scholarship has been renewed three times.

“Although I do not have any monetary support from my family and finances are an ongoing concern, I have learned that with hard work and help from organizations like yours, you can be successful,” she wrote in her 2013-14 renewal application. “I am very grateful to have been a recipient … Your scholarship made it possible for me to attain my academic goals this year.”