Hill College awards $10,000 to 10 Hillsboro high school seniors

  Jessyca Brown
  Thursday, May 2, 2024 4:03 PM
  Academics, Enrollment Management

Hillsboro, TX

Recipient of the scholarship awardOn Thursday, May 2, 2024, Hill College awarded $10,000 in scholarships to 10 Hillsboro ISD (HISD) seniors as part of the college’s annual Teen Forum scholarship program.

“Hill College is excited to host the 19th annual Teen Forum event to recognize 10 Hillsboro ISD seniors, who will receive a $1,000 scholarship for the 2024–2025 academic year. The college has partnered with Hillsboro Independent School District for many years and seeks to continually provide opportunities for students to reach their educational goals,” said Vice President of The Student Experience Lizza Ross.

In 2005, former Hill College President Dr. Pam Boehm began an initiative with the Hillsboro Independent School District (HISD)—a forum for high school seniors that provides an opportunity for students to experience life at Hill College. 

For the last 19 years, the Hill College Teen Forum has provided students a chance to develop and enhance their knowledge of Hill College while also introducing them to a community college atmosphere.

Each year, 10 HISD seniors are selected by teachers and counselors as Teen Forum candidates. This annual event is held every spring at the Hill County Campus. Candidates are given a campus tour, enjoy a lunch with Hill College faculty and staff, and have an opportunity to participate in a Q&A session about the college. 

At the end of the event, all 10 candidates are presented with a $1,000 scholarship from Hill College President Dr. Thomas Mills to attend Hill College in their freshman year. 

This year’s Teen Forum scholarship recipients are Max Acosta-C, Raul Alarcon, Wendy Dominguez-Desiderio, Estrella Angel Perez Garcia, Alyssia Rose Hernandez, Evalinn Monforton, Amara Jennifer Munoz, Katherine Grace Patton, Samuel Acosta Pepe, and Natalie Vazquez.

“Being on the Hill College campus helps the students feel more comfortable and familiar with the college and application process,” said HISD counselors Karen Schroeder and Edward Sumrall.  “They also share with their friends and classmates their experience on campus, which in turn helps encourage others to attend as well.”

“This is a long-standing program that connects high school graduates to the programs, services, and personnel at Hill College to help jumpstart their college experience,” said Schroeder. “Learning about the college’s many programs and services in a small group format helps students be prepared and ready for classes to begin in the fall.”

“It is great to have ten of our seniors receive scholarships to Hill College,” Schroeder said. “We are so excited for these students and their futures. Thank you, Hill College and Dr. Mills, for your continued generosity year after year.”