The Letting Education Achieve Dreams initiative at the University of Houston-Victoria recently donated two Dell Dimension 3000 Series computers to Calhoun Independent School Districtís Go Center.
Located at Calhoun High School, the Go Center provides high school students and Port Lavaca community members with resources to research higher education opportunities. Go Center visitors can access the computers to apply for financial aid, conduct scholarship research, and search for information on specific colleges and universities.
LEAD utilized funds from the Texas Higher Education Coordinating Boardís First Generation College Student Grant to donate the computers and to award a $1,000 scholarship to Cecilia Ruiz, a senior at CHS who has used the Go Centerís resources. Ruiz was selected based on her essay submission detailing her long-term career goals and her classification as a first-generation college student upon entering her first year of college.