Kiwanis Club Supports Texas Woman’s University Students

Jim and Susan Galbraith

As all are aware from media reports, the cost of higher education in America has reached unbelievable heights. Millions of students have been forced to obtain loans to achieve their education and, as reported, the level of debt incurred has exceeded $1.6 trillion. To help deserving students at Texas Woman’s University (TWU), the Kiwanis Club of Robson Ranch (KCRR) has provided scholarships since 2008. During the past 14 years, the club, through its foundation, has provided $36,000 to help 35 students. Scholarships are awarded based upon academic performance, service, and leadership development. Jim and Susan Galbraith, club founders, have been the leaders of this program since its inception.

At a recent general meeting, the club recognized five recipients for the 2022-23 academic years. Each received a $1,000 scholarship. Those recognized included:

* Jacquelyn Anderson, senior, Flower Mound, Texas, majoring in education

* Raynes Islas, junior, Hemet, Calif., majoring in kinesiology

* Zoe Ngu, sophomore, Plano, Texas, majoring in kinesiology

* Mariah Veloz, junior, Haltom, Texas, majoring in psychology

* Biak Zing, senior, Lewisville, Texas, majoring in education

Each of the recipients shared their personal stories of success in college and expressed their sincere appreciation for the scholarship. Kiwanis Club President Craig Smith presented each woman with a special certificate of recognition.

Shelby Gould, executive director of the TWU Foundation, was present at the meeting and shared some insights about the university and its commitment in providing quality educational experience for the 16,000 students at the Denton campus. Ms. Gould pointed out that TWU is recognized as one of the most economically positioned public universities in the nation, striving to always keep educational costs as low as possible. She expressed deep appreciation for the Kiwanis Club of Robson Ranch with its commitment to assist deserving students.

The Kiwanis Club of Robson Ranch hopes to provide 10 scholarships for the 2023-24 academic years. Kiwanis is an international organization of volunteers found in 80 countries and is committed to building a better world, one child and one community at a time. KCRR meets on the first and third Friday of the month from 9 to 10 a.m. in the Bandera/Medina Room of the clubhouse. Learn more about Kiwanis by visiting one of the meetings. Come help us make a difference in this world.