Sabinal High School senior Marlowe Story received one of her best presents just days after Christmas when University of Texas at Austin deputy director of admissions Miguel Wasielewski arrived on the family’s doorstep bearing news of a four-year scholarship.
The letter Wasielewski presented from UT admissions director Susan Kearns announces that Story has been admitted to the Jackson School of Geosciences for the fall 2018 semester. Kearns also writes that Story will benefit from a full scholarship, worth approximately $12,000 per year.
Wasielewski arrived bearing gifts. In addition to the oversized check declaring the scholarship amount, Story also received a University of Texas backpack and balloons.
“I am so honored and blessed to have received this,” Story said. “Geology has been a dream of mine, I have loved it since my first GeoFORCE trip. I am elated to be able to focus on my studies during college and not worry about working full time.”
Story encourages any student with even the slightest interest in the environment to apply for the GeoFORCE program.
“I have always believed that, even though I am from a small school, I can still have big dreams. It doesn’t matter where you come from, only where you are going.”
At Sabinal High School, Story is president of the student council and criminal justice club. She is a member of the National Honor Society and active with Future Farmers of America, Relay for Life, and GeoFORCE.
She is also enrolled in dual-credit class through Southwest Texas Junior College.
During the summer, she works full-time at Frio’s Dry Fifty in Concan.
Story is the daughter of Katie and Michael Story, and sister of Tatum Story and Dalton Haughey.