Local Students Named Brooks Scholars
Three students represent Triangle on N.C.-wide list
Three Triangle students have been named recipients of Aubrey Lee Brooks Scholarships for the upcoming 2019-20 academic year from a total of 16 winners across North Carolina. Durham County winners are Pedro Morales Mendoza, a graduate of Josephine Dobbs Clement Early College High School; and Hannah Matthews, a graduate of the North Carolina School of Science and Mathematics. Mendoza will attend North Carolina State University and Matthews will attend UNC-Chapel Hill.
The third recipient comes from Orange County: Rosa Patricia Aguilar-Perez of Chapel Hill, a graduate of East Chapel Hill High School. Aguilar-Perez will attend UNC-Chapel Hill.
Recipients were selected through a competitive application and interview process from among nearly 300 applicants. Each year, winners are chosen based on qualifications established by the scholarship’s founder. Those qualifications include “academic standing, character, leadership, financial need, and the will of the recipient to help himself or herself prepare for a career as a useful and informed citizen.”
The award provides up to $12,000 for each recipient’s 2019–20 academic year, and may be renewed for three additional years. Brooks scholars may receive additional funding to support research or travel abroad, summer internships, and a one-time computer stipend of $2,500.