Eagle Pass Chamber of Commerce Awards Scholarships

Dr. Paul Sorrels, Associate Provost/Dean of Sul Ross-Rio Grande College congratulates Yvette Balderas and Andres Barrera.-Laura Nelson photos

By Laura Nelson

Two students profited from the fundraising efforts of the Eagle Pass Chamber of Commerce on May 21 as they left the Chamber's Community Breakfast with $1,000 scholarships.

Yvette Balderas and Andres Barrera, both of Eagle Pass, have finished their studies at Southwest Texas Junior College and will transfer to Sul Ross-Rio Grande College this fall. Ms. Balderas is seeking a degree in interdisciplinary studies while Barrera is studying business administration.

Dr. Claudia Wright, chair of the Scholarship Committee for the Chamber, said the organization raises money to fund these scholarships every year. Any local Eagle Pass student transferring from SWTJC to RGC may apply for the scholarships. For more information, contact Dr. Wright on the RGC campus in Eagle Pass at 830.758.5006.