KPRC 2 Senior Scholarship: Meet Puneet Basra, the senior who one day hopes to become a pediatrician

KPRC2 teams up with Texas Mattress Makers to give away the 14th scholarship for students heading to college.
KPRC2 teams up with Texas Mattress Makers to give away the 14th 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 14th $2,500 Senior Scholarship was awarded to Puneet Basra from Cy-Ranch High School in the Cy-Fair Independent School District. She has been attending classes virtually and has been able to maintain a 6.3 GPA. She is ranked 235 in her class out of 804.

Basra plans to go to the University of Texas San Antonio where she wants to get a degree that will help move her toward her goal of becoming a pediatrician.

You can learn more about Basra in the video above.

See photos of Puneet 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.