Thu Bui
Willis ISD
Lone Star College-Conroe

Thu Bui is using her $2,000 TCTA scholarship to attend Lone Star College in Conroe.

Bui is studying accounting and plans to later pursue a master’s in entrepreneurship and marketing. “The main reason I want to succeed in college is because of the inspiration of my grandfather,” she wrote in her scholarship application. “He succeeded as an entrepreneur by starting out as a jewelry maker and evolved into the store owner.”

Willis High School college and career counselor Leah Strickland nominated Bui for the scholarship. “Anh is an amazing young lady who has faced many obstacles and has found ways to overcome and succeed,” she wrote in her nomination. “She is determined to make something of herself while becoming self-supporting.”