TCU Awards Scholarship To Student Who Overcame Adversity

TCU Awards Scholarship To Student Who Overcame Adversity


SERVING IN THE UNIFORM BUT THE VA HAS SEEN MOUNTING PROBLEMS IN THE RECENT YEARS. THERE WAS SOME DIVERSITY, THIS WEEK, THEY AWARDED $30 MILLION IN FULL RIDE — $13 MILLION IN FULL RIDE SCHOLARSHIPS. HIS DREAM TOOK A DIFFERENT PATH. THEY TOLD US THAT ONLY TWO OF US GOT IT IRCA — GOT IT. WE WERE EXCITED AND EMOTIONAL. Reporter: SHE WAS ALREADY ON HER FEET CHEERING FOR HER FRIEND THEN HER NAME WAS NEXT. THEY ARE WINNERS OF FULL RIDE SCHOLARSHIPS TO TCU. THE HUGS AND TEARS ARE ALL WELL DESERVED ANTIDOTE TO TOUGH TIMES. WHEN SHE WAS EIGHT YEARS OLD HER FATHER ABANDONED THE FAMILY AND THEY LOST THEIR HOME. SOMETIMES WE WOULD SLEEP IN THE CAR OR WE WOULD SLEEP AT A FRIENDS HOUSE. MY MOM ALWAYS MADE IT POSSIBLE. Reporter: SHE SAYS THAT HER WARRIOR MOM NEVER LET THEM LOSE THEIR FAITH OR DREAMS. THEN SHE TORE HER ACL. THAT WAS HARD, THAT WAS REALLY HARD. Reporter: AT THE BOYS AND GIRLS CLUB, SHE LEARNED THAT HER BRAINS COULD GIVE HER THAT BOUNCE. I STARTED TO STUDY MORE. Reporter: TODAY, SHE HAS SUPPORTERS FROM THE BOYS AND GIRLS CLUB. SHE COULDN’T WAIT TO CALL HER WORKING MOTHER TO SHARE THE NEWS. MY MOTHER IS A LAWYER AND SHE HAS BEEN THERE REGARDLESS. SHE HAS BEEN THERE WITH THE GOOD GAMES, BAD GAMES, GOOD GRADES, BAD GRADES. SHE HAS ALWAYS BEEN THERE. I LOVE HER. THE FELLOWSHIP IS WORTH $260,000. AND IT INCLUDES A SEMESTER OF STUDYING ABROAD. THE GOAL IS TO BE INTENTIONAL ABOUT RECRUITING TALENT CLOSE

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