Margarita Vega
Garland ISD
Eastfield College

2012 Garland High School graduate Margarita Vega is using her $3,500 TCTA scholarship to attend Eastfield College in Mesquite, Texas. She plans to transfer to the University of North Texas, where she wants to complete a psychology degree and earn her teaching certification. Her scholarship was renewed for 2013-14 and 2014-15.

“Without this scholarship I would have been unable to pursue my dream of becoming a psychologist,” Vega wrote in her renewal application.

TCTA member and Garland High School teacher Brian Koontz nominated Vega for her original scholarship. “To her credit, Maggie has shown a maturity and level of perseverance beyond her years,” he wrote in his nomination.