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Four students from the North Lamar graduating class of 2012 were selected as scholarship recipients by the Texas Interscholastic League Foundation (TILF). The students are Kaitlyn Bull – Baden Sports Scholarship, $1,000; Carver Hodgkiss – UIL State Speech & Debate Judges Preference Scholarship, $1,000; Dakota Kilcrease – Nike Corporation Scholarship, $1,000; and Grace Myrick – TILF Diamond Anniversary Scholarship, $500.
“Our thanks go out to you and your UIL coaches and coordinators for supporting student learning through rigorous academic competition” said TILF Scholarship Coordinator Trudy Richards in a congratulatory letter to North Lamar High School Principal Paul Allen. “Without your dedication and encouragement, these students wouldn’t have come so far.”
TILF awarded 464 new and 163 continuing scholarships totaling over $1million to this year’s students attending colleges and universities throughout Texas. TILF anticipates disbursing over $1.1 million during the 2012-2013 academic year.
Former UIL Director and founder of TILF, Rodney J. Kidd, planted the idea of awarding scholarships to students who were academically gifted during a time when scholarships were not available to the academically talented. Since 1959, over $25 million has been given to more than 16,000 Texas students who have participated in the UIL Academic State Meet.
To be eligible to apply for a TILF scholarship, students must have participated in a UIL Academic State Meet or been recognized as an Outstanding Soloist at the Texas State Solo-Ensemble Contest (TSSEC) during their high school career. Participation in athletic contests does not qualify a student to apply for a TILF scholarship.
To find out more about the Texas Interscholastic League Foundation or to see a full listing of students across the state receiving awards, log on to www.uiltexas.org/tilf .