DHS Seniors Awarded Scholarships from TSU

DHS Seniors Awarded Scholarships from TSU
Posted on 12/11/2019
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DHS Seniors Awarded over $800K in Scholarships from TSU


On Wednesday, December 11, 2019, 25 DeSoto High School students were surprised to learn they are recipients of scholarships from Texas Southern University with a combined total of $206,000, or $824,000 over the next four years.


The university offers scholarships that fall into four categories: Regents, Presidents, Genesis I & Genesis II and range from $4,000 to $14,000. However, these students received awards in the top three categories. The scholarships are also renewable to the recipients on an annual basis as long as the students meet grade point average requirements.


“We’re providing these students with leadership opportunities to build their future,” said Teresa McKinney, the Vice President of Students Services at TSU. “It is a joy to serve these students and present them at DeSoto High School.”


Each of these DeSoto High Seniors have exceeded tremendously in either the SAT or ACT and have earned a GPA of greater than 3.0. “I am so proud of the hard work of these students and their parents to accomplish this goal,” said Radiah Dewberry, DHS Counselor. “As a counselor and an alum of DeSoto High School, it is so important that we bring these opportunities to our students so they can be successful.”


The presentation took place in the DHS Community Room. As the students entered the room, they were surprised by their parents, guardians and other champions of their success. It was then they learned they were being awarded this special honor.  One student, Briana Jackson, said that earning this scholarship put a lot of things in prospective.  “Earning this scholarship today allowed me to realize that anything is possible,” she said.  “In college, I plan to major in Biochemistry so I can be an OBGYN and earning this scholarship will help obtain those goals.”


These scholars have the opportunity to increase the amount of the award money should their GPA or standardized testing scores increase at any moment before graduation.


Congratulations to the entire cohort of students that received scholarships during this event.


List of recipients:

Kennedi Bonds

Wrenden Bowers

Devon Brookins

Keyana Brown

Nehusta Collins

Jaiden Cooper

Roderick Cooper

Chloe Daniels

D’Rhyia Dupree

D’Anna Gords

Bree’ajanai Holmes

Briana Jackson

Jalen Jackson

Triston Jackson

Cynnia Jones

Dylan McCullough

Amber McKnight

Raevyn McKnight

Christian Mills

Kayla Rowans

Koren Sneed

Tania Tucker

Trent Uzuegbunam

Ayanna Wafer

Rachel Weaver


About DeSoto Independent School District 

DeSoto ISD is a public independent school district serving more than 8,400 students and 1,000 employees. The district is comprised of 12 campuses serving students from early childhood through graduation. DeSoto ISD’s mission statement is preparing students academically and socially to be problem solvers and productive citizens. The district’s 2020 Strategic Plan focuses on individualized learning, quality teachers, equal access and relationships in an effort to provide a holistic and well-rounded educational experience to students and families in DeSoto, Glenn Heights, and Ovilla.

For more information about DeSoto ISD, visit www.desotoisd.org.