Moira Boland
Hawley ISD
Austin Community College

Moira Boland is using her $2,500 TCTA scholarship to attend Austin Community College and plans to transfer to Angelo State University. 

Boland is the first in her family to attend college. “I want to go to school to be an orthopedic surgeon,” she wrote in her scholarship application. “My immediate family has never been one of wealth, so I’ve made it my priority to change our lives.”

Hawley High School science teacher Jesse Hanson nominated Boland for the scholarship. “Moira possesses many great attributes that would make her successful in a higher education setting,” she wrote in her nomination. “She is a very hardworking, dedicated student and a leader in and out of the classroom.”