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Higher Education
College of the Mainland
News Release
Friday, August 26, 2011

COM Student Receives Scholarship

College of the Mainland student Carmen Bahena has been awarded a $2,500 scholarship from The Barbara Bush Texas Fund for Family Literacy. Funded by a donation from the family of long-time Texas Fund volunteer Patricia (Pat) Marie Peebler, this scholarship honors Pat’s dedication to programs that support family literacy, working women, and single mothers in Houston.

As a GED student in College of the Mainland’s Adult Education program, Carmen Bahena of Texas City, volunteered in her children’s schools and in other civic groups. She was the first in her class to take the GED exam while encouraging other adult learners to challenge themselves academically. Bahena will continue to be a role model for her four daughters, ages 3 through 15, when she begins her postsecondary education at this fall at COM.

Bahena will receive an initial $1,500 scholarship payment, after passing all five GED tests and enrolling in a university, community college or technical training program this fall. Upon enrollment for a second semester or quarter of classes, she will receive an additional $1,000 scholarship payment, for a total individual scholarship award of $2,500.




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