Tuesday, April 13, 2021

Southlake Sister Cities Awards Inaugural Scholarships


On Wednesday, June 1st Southlake Sister Cities (SSC) awarded its inaugural scholarship to two Carroll Independent School District students.  Recipients of the scholarships were Nicole Walker and Sally Helms.  SSC President, Virginia Muzyka was on hand to present the awards.  Congratulations to both of these outstanding students!

SSC President, Virginia Muzyka awards a scholarship winner.

In 2010, Southlake Sister Cities decided to start a scholarship program for local youth, with the first scholarships being awarded to members of the graduating class of 2011.  Interested students were asked to complete a short application and submit an essay on one of two topics below:

  • An international experience you that guided you toward a particular career path.
  • Your sister city experience and its effects on your educational and personal development.

Requirements for the scholarship are that applicants be a graduating senior high student that either has a primary residence within the Southlake city limits or is enrolled in the graduating class at CISD.  Any scholarship monies received from Southlake Sister Cities must be used toward educational expenses at an accredited university, college or trade school.

A panel of four judges comprised of two teachers and two SSC Officers reviewed the essays. Selection criteria were based on originality of idea and grammar/spelling technique used in the essay.

Southlake Sister Cities had six students apply for its inaugural scholarship.  Now that the word is out, SSC hopes to receive even more applications next year.  Applications for the 2012 SSC Scholarship will be available next spring.  If you are interested in applying for a scholarship or learning more about the Southlake Sister Cities organization, go to www.southlakesistercities.org.