Sumaiya Asif
Alief ISD
University of Houston

Asif, a 2014 graduate of Alief ISD, is using her $1,500 scholarship to pursue a computer science degree from the University of Houston. She would like to head her own software company someday. “As a female in the field, I want to inspire young girls to pursue careers in the technology field,” she wrote.

Kerr High School business teacher Doris Curry nominated Asif for the scholarship. “Sumaiya’s greatest attribute is her willingness to help others achieve success,” she wrote in her nomination. 

In her renewal application for the 2015-16 school year, Asif said, "Being awarded the TCTA scholarship has let me attend school without worrying about financial situations."