Monday, June 4, 2012
Mark Cuban’s St. Patrick’s Day donation gives nine kids boost toward college
It wasn't ALL about the green beer.
DALLAS Entrepreneur and Dallas Mavericks owner Mark Cuban's donation of $40,000 to save the Greenville Avenue St. Patrick’s Day Parade in March 2012 did more than help us get drunk on one of Dallas' best party weekends. An additional $25,000 donation went to the Greenville Avenue Area Business Association's scholarship fund, which helps deserving high school seniors at Emmett J. Conrad, North Dallas, and Woodrow Wilson high schools.
The association announced that instead of divvying up the usual $7,500 to three students, Cuban's $25,000 donation will be stretched into three years of contributions. Scholarships totaling $15,000 will be handed out to nine students this year. The students chosen had to prove they needed financial help, plus they "demonstrated leadership and excellence through academic achievement and extracurricular activities, including a commitment to community service," according to a statement. Here were requirements for students who applied for a scholarship.
North Dallas High School
- Aaron Bach – $2,500
- Zulema Roxanna Segura – $1,500
- Truc Luong – $1,000
Emmett J. Conrad High School
- Aldo Medina – $2,500
- Dilli Luitel – $1,500
- Enqutatsh Amare – $1,000
Woodrow Wilson High School
- Liz Magallanes – $2,500
- Nicholas Chatham – $1,500
- Alejandra Hernandez – $1,000
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