Austin Aggie Scholarships
One of the primary objectives of the Capital City A&M Club is to provide scholarships to Austin-area high school students who plan to attend Texas A&M University in the fall. Over the past 20 years, the Capital City A&M Foundation has funded scholarships with the continued support and contributions from members of the club through fundraising events. Thanks to those sponsors and members that attended Coach’s Night this year to support Aggie scholarships!
The competition for the scholarships was extremely selective this year, and every one of the applicants would have represented the club well at our beloved Texas A&M University. This year the Capital City A&M Club will award four $5,000 scholarships to outstanding students who embody our Aggie core values.
2022 Scholarship Recipients
Madelina is the oldest daughter of George and Jennifer Martinez and the second of six children that have attended their homeschool, Martinez Academy. She is an accomplished vocalist and cantor at St William Catholic Church in Round Rock as well as the 2021 TPSMEA All-State 1st chair Soprano 1. She is a National Merit Commended Scholar as well as a National Hispanic Recognition Scholar. Madelina plans to pursue her dream to become an animator at Pixar by majoring in Visualization at Texas A&M in the fall.
Hailey will graduate as an International Baccalaureate Distinguished Level of Achievement with Honors from the 2022 class of Leander High School. She is a member of National Honor Society, Mu Alpha Theta and Girl Scouts. Sha has received the Bronze, Silver, and Gold Girl Scout Awards and was selected to be a part of the National Hispanic Recognition Program. Some of her favorite extracurriculars are marching band, and volunteering as a tutor for younger students. Hailey plans to major in computer science at Texas A&M in the fall.
Cameron attended the Liberal Arts and Science Academy. He is the Dive Captain on the LASA Raptor Swim & Dive Team, and received All-State and Academic All-State Honors. He is an Eagle Scout and a member of National Honors Society and Order of the Arrow. He volunteered at the Central Texas Food Bank and dedicated his Eagle projects to benefiting the Austin Zoo and community. Cameron plans to pursue a degree in Computer Engineering from Texas A&M this fall.
John Paul Whitaker
John Paul is a senior at St. Dominic Savio Catholic High School, he has spent more than 900 hours serving his local community, all while working as a team member at Chick-Fil-A, and serving in various leadership roles in school. The last four years, he has served as mentor for special needs campers at Mission Possible at the Texas 4-H Center. In addition, John Paul currently represents 26 counties in Texas as the Parliamentarian for District 10 4-H. John Paul looks forward to majoring in construction science and joining the Texas A&M Corps of Cadets this fall.
2021 Scholarship Recipients
Patrick attended Westlake High School. He is an Eagle Scout. He was the Team Manager for the Varsity Softball team, Webmaster for the National Honor Society Executive Board, and Co-captain on the Varsity Football team. He also volunteered through his youth group at St. John Neumann Catholic Church. He is pursuing a degree from the Engineering Honors Program and will join the Corps of Cadets.
Jack attended James Bowie High School. He was Captain of the Swim team and received Academic All-District Honors. He volunteered at the Central Texas Food Bank, Operation Turkey, and the Dell Children's Hospital. He is pursuing a degree in Aerospace Engineering.
Vicky attended Vandegrift High School. She was president of the Spanish Honor Society, Editor-in-Chief of the yearbook, a PALs mentor, and Varsity Captain of the Lady Vipers Lacrosse. She also volunteered with Mobile Loaves and Fishes and Brown Santa. She is pursuing a degree in Biology then continuing to medical school.
Ellie attended Westlake High School. She was a three-year Letterman on the Varsity Softball team. She was also the Senior-class President on the Westlake Student Council and Director of Speaker Recruitment for the Fellowship of Christian Athletes. She mentored special education students each week and volunteered as the student liaison for the Eanes ISD Technology Advisory Committee. She is pursuing a degree from the Business Honors Program and continuing to pursue a Master's in Hospital Administration.
2020 Scholarship Recipients
Ashlyn attended McNeil High School. She was historian of the Latin Club, a junior coach for her summer swimming league, and a personal tutor for two young neighbors. She also volunteered with Heart of Texas Lab Rescue. She is pursuing a degree in Biomedical Sciences.
Jenny attended Akins High School and graduated in the top 10% of her class. She has been active in her community as a youth representative on the Austin Youth Advisory Committee and helped coordinate different activities, including Operation Blue Santa and Farmers Market Dove Springs. She is pursuing a major in Nursing and minor in Spanish.
Lana Cho attended Ann Richards School for Young Women Leaders. She was the lead robotics designer and engineer for a NASA High School Aerospace program, lead coder on a team building a website that performed statistical analysis for the City of Austin, and co-captain for the Ann-Droids Robotics Team. She has also volunteered with Austin Sheltie Rescue, National Honor Society, and World Language Honors Society. She is pursuing a degree in Biomedical Engineering and Biomedical Sciences.
Tara attended Stony Point High School. She was extensively involved in the local HOSA chapter as Historian, Secretary, and President. She was also in leadership positions in the Environmental Club and 2020 Class Council. She volunteered at the Round Rock Serving Center, Round Rock Public Library, Changemakers, and HOSA community service events. She is pursuing a degree in Allied Health Sciences for Nursing.
2019 Scholarship Recipients
Barbara attended East Austin Prep College and was involved with the band, class cabinet, and varsity softball. She was the softball team's MVP her senior season. She is studying Geology.
Cortland attended Lake Travis High School and was involved with PALS, National Honor Society, and was captain of the football team. He was awarded First Team Academic All-State. He is also an Eagle Scout, the highest rank in the Boy Scouts of America. He is studying Computer Science Engineering.
Brandon attended Round Rock High School and was president of Mu Alpha Theta, a service organization dedicated to inspiring a keen interest in mathematics. He was also captain of the swim team, involved in DECA, and the model UN. He is studying Business Management.
Leticia attended Round Rock High School and was president of the Mock Trial Club. She excelled academically, and is studying Political Science. She plans to continue her education by pursuing a law degree to help make a difference in the justice system by addressing social inequality.
Anjali attended West Wood High School and has been involved with various volunteer organizations throughout her community. She maintained a 4.0 GPA for most of her high school career and near perfect SAT score. She created and designed a website that helps users find and support charities. She is studying Computer Science and plans to lead a non-profit technology startup.
Anna Olmedo Barraco
Anna attended Wimberly High School and was involved in the National Honor Society and Student Council. She was also the captain of the varsity basketball and soccer teams. She joined the Texas A&M Corps of Cadets and hopes to follow in her father's footsteps by serving in the US military. She is studying Aerospace Engineering.
Andrea attended Vandergrift High School and was involved in the National Honor Society, PALS, fellowship for Christian athletes, and varsity basketball. She was awarded a spot on the All District Academic varsity team all four years. She is studying Allied Health and plans to pursue a career in nursing.
Isi, as her friends call her, moved to Cedar Park with her family from Bulgaria right before high school. She quickly assimilated into American culture by learning English at Stony Point High School. She had to grow up quickly by helping her family adjust to living in the US because she was the best English speaker in the family. She is studying Architecture.
Angela Cruz Morales
Angela attended Eastside Memorial High School and was co-captain of the cheer team and a member of the dance team. She excelled in the classroom and graduated near the top of her class. She is the first in her family to attend a public university, and she is studying Mechanical Engineering.
Navya attended West Wood High School and volunteered in various hospitals and health care organizations. She was awarded the Silver Medal at the national level for show case in Health Services. She was also involved with the dance team. She is studying Biology and plans to attend medical school.