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The National Society of Collegiate Scholars Welcomes Ms. Monica Karina Herrera as a New Member

American GI Forum of Texas, Inc. Report: AUSTIN, Texas – Monica Karina Herrera of Austin, Texas has accepted membership in The National Society of Collegiate Scholars (NSCS). Monica graduated as valedictorian from the Ann Richards School for Young Women Leaders in Austin, Texas. She is presently studying neuroscience at Johns Hopkins University. Monica is the daughter of Mr. Steve and Thelma Herrera, American GI Forum members in Austin. Monica is a member of the Austin Youth Chapter in Austin Texas and was selected to represent Texas as Miss Texas AGIF at the 2014 National Conference Youth Scholarship Competition in the San Antonio and was 1st runner-up.

"NSCS is more than just a symbol of academic achievement. Membership gives students access to a number of amazing benefits including career and networking resources, scholarships, travel, and service projects both on campus and in the community," says Stephen E. Loflin, NSCS Founder & Chief Executive Officer. 

NSCS is a member of the Association of College Honor Societies and is the nation's only interdisciplinary honors organization for first-year and second-year college students. Membership is by invitation only, based on grade point average and class standing. NSCS has over one million lifetime members and 300 chapters in all 50 states, the District of Columbia and Puerto Rico.


Two Austin AGIF Youth Receive Scholarships from Austin Women

American GI Forum of Texas, Inc. Report: Two young ladies recently were awarded Scholarships by the Austin Women’s Chapter. The Austin Women presented two of three scholarships awarded for 2013-14.

Sisters Monica and Laura Herrera were the recipients for 2013-14. Monica graduated as valedictorian from the Ann Richards School for Young Women Leaders in Austin, Texas. She is presently studying neuroscience at Johns Hopkins University. She spent her time this last summer volunteering as an adult leader for the youth program at St. Paul Catholic Church. She also was interning through the Smithsonian program at Austin’s Thinkery Museum. At the National Conference Miss National AGIF competition. Monica, represented the State as Miss Texas AGIF. She was runner up to Miss Kansas. Monica is a member of the Austin Youth Chapter in Austin Texas.

Laura, the other Austin AGIF Scholarship recipient is a student at the University of Texas. Like her sister Monica, she graduated from the Ann Richards School for Young Women Leaders in Austin, Texas. Last June at the Texas State Conference in Seguin, Laura was elected as Texas Youth State Chair and represented the Texas Youth at the National Conference in San Antonio last July and early August. She spent the summer working and doing volunteer work for her church and with other non-profit organizations. She is in her second year at the University and is a member of the Austin Youth Chapter.

Monica and Laura are the daughters of Steve and Thelma Herrera.


Thank You, Austin AGIF Women

American GI Forum of Texas, Inc. Report: AUSTIN, Texas — Two young ladies recently were awarded Scholarships by the Austin Women’s Chapter. Miss Monica Herrera and Miss Laura Herrera, sisters, both recieved sholarships from the Austin Women. Monica was chosen as Miss AGIF Austin and later became Miss Texas and competed in San Antonio for Miss AGIF USA. Luara was elected as Texas Youth Chair at the State Conference in Seguin. They are both now attending college and have sent each a letter of appreciation. Below are their letters. 

From Monica:

Austin Women Chapter of the American GI Forum,

Thank you for awarding me the American GI Forum Youth Scholarship. It has aided me in my studies of neuroscience at the Johns Hopkins University. I have enjoyed being a member of the Austin Youth Chapter, and it was an honor to represent the chapter as Miss Austin and the state as Miss Texas.

Thank you,

Monica Herrera
Johns Hopkins University
Class of 2018


From Laura: 

Austin Women's Chapter, American GI Forum:

I wanted to extend my gratitude for awarding the American GI Forum Scholarship to my educational funds at the University of Texas. Education is an essential role in developing knowledge and wisdom that Dr. Garcia and the GI Forum have recognized. Thank you again for supporting my education.

Best regards,

Laura Herrera
Communication in Sciences and Disorders, B. S.
The University of Texas, Class of 2017

We wish these two lovely Ladies the very best in all their future endeavors!

 

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