Former Richland College students Kathleen McGovern, Melchor Tijerina III and Samna Rasheed were awarded Terry Foundation Scholarships, each in the amount of $12,000 per year renewable for up to three years of undergraduate study.

The Terry Foundation, established in 1986, is one of Texas’ largest private providers of educational scholarships, including awards to transfer/non-traditional students who demonstrate financial need, academic achievement and leadership potential.

Kathleen, majoring in biology, transferred to Texas A&M University to study pre-med. Melchor, who also is a 2012-13 Dallas County Community College District STEM scholar and Joe Lucky scholarship recipient, is majoring in electrical engineering at the University of Texas at Dallas. Samna, majoring in biology, transferred to the University of North Texas to study pre-dental.