Page Scholarship

Thanks to the generosity of Mary Louise Page and several of our current members, University Christian Church is able to offer the possibility of a partial scholarship to help graduating Tarrant County high school seniors defray some of the cost of a college education that they may not have been able to afford. Funding for our annual scholarships continues as a result of Ms. Page’s generosity combined with ongoing donations from UCC members through directed gifts and GIFTS OF HOPE.  Since 2013, UCC has awarded scholarships to 35 students totally over 238,000 dollars! This year we received 40 applications that were narrowed down to 5 finalists, who were then interviewed by our scholarship committee.

We are excited to share that Loriana Hernandez and Kiara Trejo are this year’s recipient of a $10,000 scholarship.

Loriana is graduating from TCC South/FWISD Early Collegiate High School, and will head to Austin this fall to attend  the Stephen F. Austin University, where she will major in Bachelor of Science in Ecology and Conservation Biology. In her application essay, Loriana wrote, “While some may see being poor as an obstacle, it has shaped me into a hard worker and taught me to value everything I have. While my socioeconomic status has been a hurdle in my life I continue to have an optimistic outlook on life and will not allow it to deter me from pursuing a higher education.” 

Kiara is graduating from Arlington High School, and will attend TCU in the fall, where she will major in Business and Marketing/Healthcare Administration. In her application essay, Kiara wrote, “All these years of constant struggles have built me to who I am today. I would never be where I am today without accepting the lord into my life. I am a living testimony that although hard times come, and adversity exists, I stood firm in my belief that adversity only builds you to become stronger”.

Our 3 runner-ups, Sherlyn Sanchez, Malena Ramirez and Abyalte Bekele, received a one-time scholarship of $1500.00.


Our Five Finalists:

2500 per year for 4 years

Kiara Trejo

Graduating from Arlington High School,
Attending Texas Christian University


2500 per year for 4 years

Loriana Hernandez

Graduating from TCC South/FWISD Early Collegiate High School
Attending Stephen F. Austin University

Three Finalists Receiving $1500 Award

Sherlyn Sanchez 

Graduating from Benbrook Middle High School

Attending Texas Christian University

Malena Ramirez 

Graduating from Benbrook Middle High School

Attending Purdue University

Abyalte Bekele

Graduating from Mansfield Lake Ridge High School