AUSTIN – Representative Harvey Hilderbran (R-Kerrville) announced today that he would award four District 53 graduating seniors with scholarships for the 2009-2010 school year.
This year’s winners are Julie England from Winters, Kathryn Keith from Mason, Christina Van Dohlen from Center Point, and Julie Taylor from Ingram.
Hilderbran originally planned to award scholarships to two students. However, he said that all four winners were equally competitive.
“District 53 has many smart and talented students, so it was a tough decision this year,” Hilderbran said. “These four students did an exceptional job not just on the essay, but throughout their academic career, and they all four deserved recognition for their accomplishments.”
Winners of the $250 scholarships were chosen based on academic performance, grade point average, class ranking, accomplishments, and an essay question about voter identification.
Hilderbran established the Hilderbran Scholars Fund to provide financial assistance to students pursuing a degree at a college, university, or technical school of their choice.