LEAD | Greater Waco Chamber

Leadership, Education and Development

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The LEAD program is a business and education partnership that pairs Waco Independent School District, Rapoport Academy, Harmony Science Academy, La Vega and Midway high school students with business leaders to foster mentoring relationships that educate and expose students to various business fields. By improving the students’ knowledge of higher education and potential career paths they expand their goals for their future. The Greater Waco Chamber hopes to motivate them to graduate high school and pursue higher education, which in turn ensures greater employability and quality of life.

 

The LEAD program is in its 10th year with a 100 percent graduation rate with all students having gone onto higher education. Currently, there are 143 students in the program and 73 mentors.
 
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Scholarship Opportunities

Every year, LEAD awards the Bradley Ray Hulse Memorial Scholarship to a senior in the program. This $20,000 scholarship is sponsored by Central National Bank and First National Bank of Central Texas, and is awarded to a LEAD student that exemplifies what the LEAD program stands for. The scholarship is awarded at the annual banquet at the end of the school year.

 

2015/2016 LEAD Scholarship Winners

Congratulations to each of our scholarship recipients!

  • Rapoport Academy student Sarah Chavez received the $20,000 Bradley Ray Hulse Memorial Scholarship and will attend the University of Texas
  • Waco High student Broderick Armsteads received the $500 LEAD Supporter Scholarship and will be attending Howard Payne
  • Waco High student D’Angelo Martinez received the $1,000 LEAD Liaison Scholarship and will be attending University of Texas – Arlington
  • Waco High student Larry Bush received the $1,000 LEAD Liaison Scholarship and will be attending McLennan Community College
  • University High School Lena Palacios received the $1,000 Alton Davis Memorial Scholarship and will be attending the University of Texas
  • Waco High student Eduardo Lopez received the $1,000 Alton Davis Memorial Scholarship and will be attending McLennan Community College
  • Waco High student Destiny Lawson received the $1,500 LEAD Merit Scholarship and will be attending Temple College
  • University High School Deon Parker received the $2,500 LEAD Mentor Scholarship and will be attending University of Texas – Arlington
  • University High School student Adriant Bereal received the $3,000 LEAD Ambassador Scholarship and will be attending University of Texas – Arlington

For more information about LEAD, please contact Rachel Martinez at (254) 757-5633 or email committee chair Joe Nesbitt.

 

Thank You to Our Sponsors:

 

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Contact Us

Visit the first green Chamber building in America at:

101 S. Third St.
Waco TX 76701

Mailing address:
P.O. Box 1220
Waco TX 76703-1220

(254) 757-5600