Crowley ISD Connections Magazine Summer 2018 - Page 15

TCU STEM SCHOLAR Paz, the first in her family to attend college, is a part of the inaugural class of STEM Scholars at TCU. The STEM Scholar Program is designed to reach students traditionally underrepresented in STEM fields. The program, which begins this summer, offers a full scholarship. Scholars receive support from mentors as they learn research methods, receive networking opportunities and participate in group activities and educational travel, according to TCU. A team of TCU representatives surprised Paz and her mom at Crowley High School in April with the news about her full scholarship. She was one of only five to earn the award. “There’s honestly not even words to explain it,” Paz said after the surprise. “My mind is blown. I’m shocked. I’m happy. I’m nervous. I’m excited. There’s so many emotions at once.” She