McAllen ISD Students receive Scholarships from McAllen Chamber of Commerce Education Initiatives Program

Last week, the McAllen Chamber of Commerce, the Santa Fe Steakhouse and Boggus Ford Lincoln awarded 27 $1,000 scholarships to graduates of McAllen High School, Memorial High School, Nikki Rowe High School and Achieve Early College High School. The students were honored at a luncheon at the Santa Fe Steakhouse where they received their Education Initiatives Program Scholarship honor.

The Chamber’s Education Initiatives Program is funded in part through the efforts of the Santa Fe Steakhouse Wine Classic, which has been held every year since 2009 to benefit the Chamber’s efforts in education and student advancement.  The program also receives proceeds from Boggus Ford Lincoln and the Chamber Presidents’ Cup Golf Tournament, which is sponsored by IBC Bank.

To date this year, the Chamber has awarded $500 to the Friends of the IB, $2,000 to the McAllen Education Foundation, and $27,000 in scholarships to 27 McAllen ISD graduates.  

For more information regarding the Chamber’s Education Initiatives Program or the Santa Fe Wine Classic, please contact Gerry Garcia at 682-2871 or

Pictured are this year’s McAllen Chamber scholarship award recipients. (Top row from left)
Abraham Trueba, Gabriel Ramirez, Calvin Beck, Nicolas Restrepo, Nicholas Sanchez, Juan Pablo Flanagan, Aaron Garza, Norisha Quaicoe (Middle row from left):  Eenen Villarreal,
Stacy Manrique, Taylor Cedillo, Alondra Medina, Stephanie Frand, Deejune Torrino, Daniela Garcia, Alejandra Oseguera, Albert Tinay (Bottom row from left) Blythe Romero, Virginia
Topete, Isabella Penick, Sofia Escobar, Khatrina Te, Kalvin Martinez and Madeline West