Jose Duran
Round Rock ISD
Austin Community College

“I’m the oldest child of my family, and I want to be a good example and be the first child to get a good education,” Jose Duran wrote in his application. He plans to become a teacher.

Cedar Ridge High School English teacher Angela Leija nominated Duran for the scholarship. “I am amazed at what Jose has done,” she wrote. “He is an intelligent, resourceful young man who … has proven time and again that he is a very capable student. He is determined to make the most of his opportunities.”