Lizeth Alvarez

Graduate of University of Texas at Dallas 2020

Lizeth graduated Plano East Senior High in June of 2015 with a dream of having a career that she loved and, in the end, having the ability to help her parents and give back. 

Lizeth wanted to be a teacher and college was the next step, but the financial burden was too much. She knew that her parents would want her to go to college, since they had not had the opportunity. The Hendrick Scholarship Foundation awarded Lizeth a college scholarship that included academic advising, coaching and life skills training to help her succeed. She is the first one in her family to go to college.

With the aid of her coach, Nell Pearce, the HSF Student Success Committee, the HSF staff and our generous donors, Lizeth graduated this Spring from University of Texas at Dallas with a BA in Interdisciplinary Studies with a focus on Elementary Education. Lizeth is now teaching 3rd grade at a local  elementary school in Plano ISD.

“I love being able to help elementary students further their education…It’s a true passion that I have for becoming a teacher.”