Memorial HS Students Receive Dell Scholars Award

Memorial High School Seniors Honored With Dell Scholars Award
Posted on 05/18/2023
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Each year the Dell Scholars Program recognizes the outstanding work of 500 graduating high school seniors from across the nation.  This year, Edgewood ISD’s Memorial High School is home to two recipients, Mallory Rojas and Alize Valle.

Rojas is the Valedictorian for the Class of 2023. She knows this scholarship will play a big role in helping her achieve a life-long dream to help children.

“[It] will help me become the Pediatric/NICU nurse I’ve always wanted to be. I will be able to afford college and get some of the best [nursing] education possible,” says Rojas.

 As she closes the chapter on her time at Memorial High School, Rojas is looking towards the future with great excitement. She feels ready to begin classes next fall at The University of the Incarnate Word, thanks to the dual credit classes she took while attending MHS.

“This program prepared me greatly for what’s to come in the future and has given me insight into what I should expect at UIW,” says Rojas. “I want to make [my family] proud. I want to be as successful as I can so I can help my family.  They’ve done [so] much to help me succeed academically.”

Academic success is also a high priority for Valle. In the fall she’ll attend Texas A&M-San Antonio. Going to college has always been a goal for her, and now with the help of the Dell Scholars Program she is one step closer to seeing it become a reality.

“The Dell Scholars Program scholarship will allow me to pursue my dream to study forensics,” says Valle. “It is important to me that I earn a college degree to have more opportunities than I had growing up.”

Valle is the first person in her family to finish high school and the first to go to college. She knows this scholarship, and the education it will help her get, can provide the future she wants.

“It puts me in a position to have access to supplies and technology for a future career that might otherwise be limited,” says Valle. “Financial stability is a priority for me, and I know a college education will help me have [that].”

The Dell Scholars Program scholarship goes beyond just providing money for school. Students also receive $500 each school year for textbooks, a Dell student laptop computer, and connection to a mentoring & scholars’ network of more than 4,000 students. Parents and students will also have access to literacy, mental health, and life circumstance support services.