Jennifer Castillo
Aldine ISD
Lone Star College

Jennifer Castillo, a 2017 graduate of Carver Magnet High School in Aldine ISD, plans to use her $1,000 TCTA scholarship to attend Lone Star College before transferring to a larger university to earn a degree in nursing.

"While I am taking my basic classes, I would like to find volunteer work opportunities at different hospitals so I can gain a bit of experience," Castillo wrote in her scholarship application. "I'm not sure what I want to specialize in, but it is between a nurse anethetist or psychiatric nurse."

She was nominated by her art teacher, Laura Luna, who said, "I want Jennifer to believe in herself and trust that not only her talent but her ability to work hard can also be rewarded."