Four Dallas Can Academy Students Will Receive Scholarships
in Honor of Local Veterans
DALLAS – January 31, 2017
The Veterans Resource Center recently donated $2,000 to Dallas Can Academy in order for four Dallas Can Academy students to each receive a $500 scholarship. The scholarships will help students who are graduating and going to college.
The scholarships will honor veterans Comer Cottrell, Air Force Veteran and businessman and Bill Solamene, retired Lieutenant Colonel of the United States Air Force.
The President of the Homeless Veterans Services of Dallas recently attended a Feuerstein’s Instrumental Enrichment (FIE) presentation given by Texans Can Academies, and was immediately interested in how FIE could be used to help Dallas-area veterans.
“The Homeless Veterans Services of Dallas is excited about an opportunity to partner with Dallas Can Academy so veterans can receive help through Texan Can Academies’ Center for Cognitive Mediated Learning Solutions,” said Ken Watterson, President of the Homeless Veterans Services of Dallas.
“Any chance we have to build a partnership to lead to a healthier future for students in Texas, excites us,” said Richard Marquez, CEO of Texans Can Academies. “Especially if we gain an opportunity to help our service men and women at the same time.”
About Texans Can Academies
Celebrating 31 years of providing the highest quality education for all students, Texans Can schools are graduating thinkers. Texans Can Academies are a unique network of 13 charter schools located in Dallas, Fort Worth, Austin, Houston and San Antonio. The schools are tuition-free, open enrollment, public high schools of choice serving students who have struggled in a traditional high school setting. To date, more than 130,000 youth have been given a second chance at life with the opportunity to pursue their dreams. Cars for Kids is a 501(c)3 tax exempt organization benefiting Texans Can Academies and is the only car donation program in Texas that is operated by the charity it serves. For more information, visit: www.texanscan.org or www.carsforkids.org.
We would like to congratulate the four recipients of $500 scholarships each, courtesy of the Veterans Resource Center. They were presented to the young scholars during graduation ceremonies at the Dallas Can Academy-Oak Cliff on Saturday, June 10, 2017.
Our young scholars are all children of very proud Veterans!
William Dixon, III - Texas College, Tyler TX
Caroline Bravo Rosas - Mountain View College, Dallas TX
Alexus Shaw - Texas College, Tyler TX
Armondo Violante Faz - Mountain View College, Dallas TX