Kortney Koliba
Goliad ISD
University of Houston-Victoria

Kortney Koliba, a 2013 graduate of Goliad High School, is starting college at the University of Houston-Victoria with her $3,000 TCTA scholarship.

Koliba plans to become a registered nurse. “When I have gained enough experience in this field, I may go back to college and pursue a specialty in oncology nursing so I can help children and adults get through the emotional toll cancer puts not only on the patient but the patient’s family,” she wrote in her application.

Goliad High School counselor Debbie Henning nominated Koliba for the scholarship. “I am recommending Kortney for this scholarship because I truly believe she has the potential to be very successful in life,” she wrote in her nomination. “Kortney wants to continue her education, and in my opinion, will succeed because of her determination.”