Congratulations to Brandon Cantú, a senior student at Victory Early College High School. The Mexican American School Boards Association (MASBA) awarded a $250 scholarship to Brandon.
According to the website, MASBA members are committed to closing the achievement gap for all students—especially for the Latino students who comprise the majority of Texas public schools and the English language learners (ELLs) who are expected to be 20 percent of Texas public schools by 2020. Aldine ISD Board Trustee Dr. Viola M. García is a member. She served as MASBA Board President in 2003-2004.
In 2018, the Mexican American School Boards Association and the MASBA Board made a decision last year to award a scholarship to a graduate in every single MASBA member district in 2019.
Next year, MASBA will increase the number of scholarships awarded. Aldine ISD will have three graduating seniors earn MASBA scholarships in 2020.
“Our MASBA Board of Directors recently expanded our scholarship program, so that in 2020 MASBA will be sharing one scholarship with every member district that has less than 1,000 students, two scholarships with members districts that have 1,000 to 10,000 students, and three scholarships with member districts that have more than 10,000 students,” said MASBA Executive Director Jayme Mathías.