Port of Brownsville Honors High School Graduates with $1,000 Scholarships

BROWNSVILLE, Texas, May 28, 2021 – The Brownsville Navigation District (BND) proudly announces the recipients of the 2021 Port of Brownsville Scholarship program, aimed at helping deserving students pursue a higher education and career dreams.

Thirty-two local high school graduating seniors will receive $1,000 scholarships to help them continue their education. The scholarship winners – selected for their academic performance, community involvement, extracurricular activities, and work experience, as well as for essays penned as part of their applications – attend 16 public and private high schools in the Brownsville and Los Fresnos area. The selected students will receive their scholarships when they enroll in college or technical school.

“The commitment to our community is stronger than ever,” said BND Chairman Sergio Tito Lopez. “The port is proud to invest in these talented young men and women as they continue to pursue their aspirations of becoming the leaders of tomorrow. On behalf of the BND Board of Commissioners and port staff we extend our congratulations to all.”

The scholarship program, created in 2020 by the BND Board of Commissioners, has awarded $64,000 benefiting 64 high school students attending schools within the navigation district.

The 32 graduating seniors eligible for the Port of Brownsville scholarships include:

Brownsville Independent School District

Brownsville Early College High School

  • Yuceiry Arias
  • Horacio Sanchez

Gladys Porter Early College High School

  • Naydelin Castillo
  • Jesus Pruneda

Homer Hanna Early College High School

  • Halil Hamscho
  • Tofik Hamscho

James Pace Early College High School

  • Sarah Guerra
  • Lizeth Sanchez

Lopez Early College High School

  • Oscar Daniel Marquez
  • Nikole Saleen Zamora

Simon Rivera Early College High School

  • Megan Howard
  • Juan Sanchez

Veterans Memorial Early College High School

  • Damari Garcia
  • Mathew De Lucio

First Baptist School

  • Esteban Cavazos
  • Grecia Macias

Harmony Public Schools

Harmony School of Innovation

  • Carlos Chavez
  • Antonio Vallejo

Idea Public Schools

Idea Frontier College Preparatory

  • Jocelyn Leyva
  • Olivia Valdez

Idea Brownsville College Preparatory

  • Liliana Acosta
  • Zoe Vasquez

 Jubilee Academies

Jubilee Brownsville

  • Anahi Avalos
  • Yolanda Perez

Los Fresnos Consolidated Independent School District

Los Fresnos High School

  • Aliya Brown
  • Marcus James Molina

Saint Joseph Academy

  • Halima Holly Dervisevic
  • Isabella Douglas

South Texas Independent School District

South Texas ISD Medical Professions

  • Valeria Elizabeth Cardenas
  • Ludwika Mendiola

Valley Christian High School

  • Arlan Nunez
  • Diego Trevino