Saul Cerrillo
Judson ISD
The University of Texas at Dallas

2013 Judson High School graduate Saul Cerrillo is using his $1,000 TCTA scholarship to study engineering at The University of Texas at Dallas. His yearlong visit to Jesus Maria, Mexico, when he was younger “created a burning aspiration to create affordable technology to increase the standard of living for everyone in the world,” he wrote in his application. His TCTA scholarship was renewed for 2014-15.

TCTA member and Wagner High School math teacher Karen Dunn nominated Cerrillo for the scholarship. “Saul has followed an extremely challenging curriculum, taking Advanced Placement and dual-credit courses as much as possible and excelling,” she wrote in her nomination. “He will undoubtedly continue to excel at the university level based on his intellect, persistence and determination.”