Tony Navarez
Greenwood ISD
Texas Tech University

Navarez, a 2012 graduate from Greenwood High School in Greenwood ISD, is the first in his family to attend college, and is using his $3,000 TCTA scholarship to study engineering at Texas Tech University. His scholarship was renewed for 2013-14 and 2014-15.

“I will double major in petroleum and mechanical engineering; I love to be challenged,” he wrote in his original scholarship application. “I want to become a successful man to make the Lord up above, and my parents, proud. I strive to be the best I can be.”

Greenwood ISD counselor Debra Keel nominated Navarez for his original scholarship. “I have known Tony for four years. With each passing year, he has gained confidence in his abilities; this confidence has strengthened his resolve and determination to be a successful college student,” she wrote in her original nomination. “Tony is ready for the challenges of college.”