KPRC 2 Senior Scholarship: Meet Jaivyance Gillard the senior with a desire to explore the mind and how various elements can influence behavior

KPRC2 teams up with Texas Mattress Makers to give away the 8th scholarship for students heading to college.
KPRC2 teams up with Texas Mattress Makers to give away the 8th scholarship for students heading to college.

KPRC 2 and Texas Mattress Makers are surprising 20 deserving high school seniors with scholarships. All students selected for scholarships have been nominated by their high schools.

This academic year was particularly challenging because of the pandemic, but these students still rose above and beyond in school.

The eighth $2,500 Senior Scholarship was awarded to Jaivyance Gillard from Santa Fe High School in Santa Fe ISD. She has been attending in-person classes and has been able to maintain a 3.94 GPA and is ranked eighth in her class out of 305 students.

Gillard has applied to Harvard University, where she wants to pursue a degree in psychology with hopes of becoming a Behavioral Neuropsychologist to understand human brain development.

You can learn more about Jaivyance in the video above.

See photos of Jaivyance and other 2021 winners below:

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KPRC Senior Scholarship: Victoria Razo from IMPACT Early College High School in Goose Creek ISD.


About the Author:

Daniela Sternitzky-Di Napoli has been a digital news editor at KPRC 2 since 2018. She is a published poet and has background in creative writing and journalism. Daniela has covered events like Hurricane Harvey and the Astros World Series win. In her spare time, Daniela is an avid reader and loves to spend time with her two miniature dachshunds.