Charlotte Benoit
Beaumont ISD
Lamar University

Charlotte Benoit, a 2017 graduate of West Brook High School in Beaumont ISD, plans to use her $2,000 TCTA scholarship at Lamar University where she'll begin her studies en route to becoming a doctor.

"My goal is to become an ER pediatrician," she wrote in her scholarship application. "After a few years helping where I can, I plan on opening a low-cost clinic."

Nominated by counselor Nicole Dunn, Benoit has helped her father care for her younger siblings since her mother's death while making time to participate in school clubs. "I am extremely proud that she is able to work with her peers and also face the difficult challenges she has at home and still set a wonderful example for her siblings."