Rachel Leah Collett, a 2010 graduate of Mason High School, has been awarded a scholarship by the Texas Interscholastic League Foundation.
Collett received the Houston Endowment Inc. Scholarship in the amount of $1,000, payable the first year of higher education. This year the Houston Endowment awarded a total of 24 grants to students who have participated in the University Interscholastic League Academic State Meet and who have compiled an outstanding record of academic and extracurricular achievement.
This year the TILF awarded 368 new scholarships and will renew approximately 233 multi-year awards for a total of 601 scholarships being distributed during the 2010-11 academic year, with value of approximately $1.1 million. Recipients must attend any approved college or university in Texas.
Collett competed in literary criticism at the 2009 UIL Academic State Meet. She also participated in UIL cross examination debate, band and TSSEC throughout her high school career.
Collett plans to attend The University of Texas at Arlington and major in nursing.