Scholar of the Week

Griselda Coreas      
Texas A&M University

Griselda Coreas is a first-year student pursuing a mechanical engineering degree at Texas A&M University.  She is a Class of 2014 HENAAC Scholar recipient of a $1,416 scholarship sponsored by NASA Johnson Space Center.

Griselda graduated in the top 10 percent of her class from Klein Forest High School, in Houston, TX, and achieved All A Honor Roll.  She graduated with 21 college hours, which were earned through dual credit college courses and AP courses.  She was inducted into the National Honor Society and the Mu Alpha Theta Math Honor Society during her senior year.

Griselda is described as a dedicated person, constantly on task and able to complete any assignment. She is exuberant, tenacious, cheerful, sagacious, charismatic and compassionate towards humanity. In addition, she has a team spirit personality that wins people over every time. Her passion to give back to the community is apparent in the extensive activities Griselda was involved.

She is a multi-tasker having done a multitude of things such as being an officer in Drama Club, being captain of sport teams, being a member of student council, and performing community service, while still keeping her composure and obtaining excellent grades in school. She was a member of the AVID Council from 10th-12th grade and served as the AVID Council President.  She was a member of SALT (Student, Athletic, Leadership, Team) and involved in Student Council all four years.  She was Team Captain for the school’s track and field, which she played all four years in high school, and the varsity soccer team.

Griselda is on a great path to develop into a superb engineer and a dynamic leader in the industry.  In her own words, “Being a young, Hispanic, female, who is considered to be a minority gives me a greater sense of achievement and empowerment by just simply following the model of my own by being a Hispanic, young lady that can accomplish anything.”

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