Angelina College recently honored 32 Smith-Hutson Scholarship recipients at an honors banquet at Ralph & Kacoo’s restaurant. The Smith-Hutson Scholarship program was founded by a Sam Houston State University graduate, who anonymously invests in the future of young people. Established at SHSU in 1996, the program has since expanded to Angelina College, Stephen F. Austin State University, Lamar University and Lamar Technical Institute.
According to Angie Cranford, AC scholarship coordinator, the scholarship program focuses on students who have academic potential and are unable to attend college without financial assistance. “The scholarship awards are for full tuition, fees and books for the student each semester, as long as they are in good standing and have maintained the required 2.5 cumulative GPA, and are enrolled as a full-time student (according to the program lined out in their degree plan),” Cranford said.
Detailed information about the application process can be found here.
Scholarship recipients from Lufkin are Angelica Cordero, Jose Cuc, Wendy Cuc-Hernandez, Kyndell Gore, Gloria Hunt, Elizabeth Matthews, Alicia Vazquez, Andrea Vidal and Chloe Vineyard.
Scholarship recipients from Diboll are Hunter Mercer, Milneshia Phipps, Kylie Rodgers and Vanessa Terrazas.
Scholarship recipients from Central are Dyana Buenrostro, Summer Durham and Maddison Hoose.
Other scholarship recipients are Ramsi Bently and Gary Thomas Jr., both of Apple Springs; Cooper Bendy and Clay Thomson, both of Chester; Colton Lovell and Monica Vera, both of Corrigan; Jennifer Hernandez, Groveton; Jolie Cheney, Etoile; Bethany Cole, Houston; Jocelyn Johnson, Jasper; Brennon Davis, Kirbyville; Jose Mora, Lovelady; Makayla Ray, Nacogdoches; Ellen (Niki) Murray, Palestine; Gracie Thompson, Trinity; and Marcie Morris, Wells.