Carlos Chavez, a graduate of Denison High School and a student at Texas A&M University-Commerce, is a recipient of a $1,000 scholarship from the Nancy Larson Foundation. The scholarship, one of six given by the foundation, recognizes Chavez’ outstanding academic record and community service.
Chavez is a senior studying bilingual education. He also spent a year interning with the Dallas West Library as a GED teacher.
The Nancy Larson Larson Foundation awards scholarships each year to students across the country who are majoring in elementary education. Junior, senior and graduate students who have declared an elementary education major are encouraged to submit a personal narrative about qualities that will make them excellent teachers. Applicants are also asked to include community service activities and personal experiences they have had working with children.