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Arlington Collegiate High School Receives $125,000 in Scholarships from Texas Trust CU
Tuesday, August 26, 2014 6:40 AM

Texas Trust CU

The inaugural class of 2018 from the Tarrant County College Southeast /Arlington ISD Collegiate High School will be the benefactors of a $125,000 scholarship fund from Mansfield, Texas-based Texas Trust CU. The scholarship fund was announced at the ribbon-cutting ceremony marking the start of the school year and celebrating the first freshman class of the new collegiate high school.

The Arlington Collegiate High School at Tarrant County College Southeast Campus is an innovative high school that allows students to earn a high school diploma and up to 60 college credit hours simultaneously. The school is a partnership between the Arlington ISD and Tarrant County College Southeast Campus.

Each student in the class of 2018 who graduates with a high school diploma and an associate's degree, achieves a 2.5 grade point average or higher, and participates in a series of personal financial education workshops, will be eligible for a $1,000 scholarship from this fund.

“The collegiate high school concept is the future of education,” said Jim Minge, president of Texas Trust Credit Union. “We are excited to be a partner in this collaborative vision of the Arlington schools and Tarrant County College. We hope these scholarships can help open doors to a brighter financial future for these students.”

The scholarships will be an important part of what William Coppola, President of Tarrant County College Southeast Campus, described as "providing the opportunity for these students to earn an associate's degree while completing their high school graduation requirements." He added that the partnership with the Arlington schools "to create a Collegiate High School on the Southeast Campus is truly a hallmark for us."