May 14, 2021

WHARTON, TEXAS – Fourteen Wharton County Junior College students will receive financial help with their education thanks to the Houston Livestock Show & Rodeo Education Programs Division.

In 2020-2021, students received scholarships ranging from $2,000 to $8,500. To qualify, recipients were required to have declared a major in one of the following vocational programs at WCJC: Process Technology, Welding Technology, Engineering Design, Electronics Engineering Technology, Manufacturing Technology, Nuclear Power Technology or Air Conditioning, Heating, Refrigeration & Electrical Technology.

Scholarship recipients for 2020-2021 include:

  • Automotive – Ramiro Garza III and Maxxwell Yates
  • Electronic Technology – Natalyn Mays, Kody Matula and John Villagomez
  • Engineering Design – Raquel Navarro
  • HVAC – Jason Charbula and Simon Suarez
  • Manufacturing Technology – Austin Evans
  • Nuclear Power Technology – Haylee Blumrick and Elizabeth Zamora
  • Process Technology – David Sanchez and Kaden Sparks
  • Welding – Juan Guerrero

The purpose of the scholarship is to assist students with the costs of their education while enabling them to obtain skills needed for employment in the Houston job market. Scholarship recipients must maintain a 2.0 GPA or higher, have continuous enrollment in the approved vocational program and complete the program in three years or less.

Scholarship applications for the 2021-2022 Houston Livestock Show & Rodeo Scholarships are currently being accepted online by visiting the WCJC Financial Aid page on the college website, wcjc.edu. Applications can also be requested by contacting Kimberly Mrnustik at mrnustikk@wcjc.edu or by calling 979-532-6570. The deadline is 11:59 p.m. on June 11, 2021.