"This scholarship has been an array of benefits. Through this scholarship I have experienced things that are extremely educational and useful for my life ahead. I've learned about different cultures and customs which have heavily influenced my perspective of the world. Through this experience I made wonderful friends as well. I feel like I have improved my communication skills. The things I have seen will help me with future subjects at school whether it's regarding art or history. This whole experience has broadened my ability to assimilate to different countries and cultures, which will aid me in my future endeavors"

Junior Achiever 2009

This scholarship has been an array of benefits. Through this scholarship I have experienced things that are extremely educational and useful for my life ahead. I've learned about different cultures and customs which have heavily influenced my perspective of the world. Through this experience I made wonderful friends as well. I feel like I have improved my communication skills. The things I have seen will help me with future subjects at school whether it's regarding art or history. This whole experience has broadened my ability to assimilate to different countries and cultures, which will aid me in my future endeavors.

Brenda Serpas, Lee High School - Jr Achiever

"Thank you for allowing me the pleasure to visit the United Kingdom. I feel I learned an abundance of information about the British culture and got a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity. This experience definitely changed my life by giving me a glance to what I might want to become in the future."

R. Resendiz, Jr Achiever Scholarship winner 2008

"Thank you all for giving me this chance to enjoy this magnificent experience! This opportunity may never again come for me in this lifetime. I am now more social, responsible, and have developed leadership skills, of which I never dreamed possible. I now have a yearning to meet new people, try new things, and dream new ideas. The people I have met on this trip, from all over the world, have become pen pals, longlife friends and even relationship conselors. Not only has this been a meaningful trip, but it has been a priveledge and an honor! I am now set apart from the average female college applicant, I now have something on my resume which shows my seeking of knowledge and my love of history and politics. With deepest thanks, "

Jazsmin Douglas, Jr Achiever Scholarship winner 2008 - Westside High School

"This experience was more than I ever could have imagined and more than I ever would have dreamt. My trip to London has defined my growth and expansion as a student and a young adult. I can honestly say this was the most wonderful experience I could have attained."

J. Hoskins, Jr Achiever Scholarship winner 2007