Catalina Donnelly-Vasquez, 2015 graduate of Lewisville ISD’s Marcus High School, was awarded the Woojae Leana Kim Memorial Scholarship through LEF’s scholarship program last spring.
“It made me feel very privileged and honored,” Catalina said. “Because the award was in honor of a very close friend.”
Catalina now attends Kansas State University. “This first semester was a great experience for me,” she said. “I am part of the Chi Omega sorority at my school. I’m working very hard to finish a great year. My plans related to school haven’t changed. I will be a great Athletic Trainer in the future.”
She found a very practical application for the scholarship. “The money helped me afford my books for the first semester at school,” she told LEF.
LEF works with local booster clubs and PTAs to administer scholarships, and is home to endowed scholarships designed to honor the memory or legacy of those who play a role in student success in LISD.
LEF is proud of Catalina’s success thus far and is honored to be a small part of it! LEF will have a similar role in LISD’s 2016 graduates’ future. Scholarship applications are currently under review.
Applicants will be notified via email in April as to the status of their application. Those selected will be invited to participate in LEF’s annual Awards Night on May 9, at Lewisville High School’s Stuver Auditorium, where benefactors will be on hand to present awards.
Interested in creating a scholarship to honor or memorialize someone whose legacy is tied to education in LISD? Contact LEF Programs Coordinator Sherah Robinson for more information. We’re here to help!