News and Stories

Together with our partners, Greater Texas Foundation is building a brighter future for
Texas students. We are bringing our resources and expertise to the challenge of
increasing college access and success in our state. Here are the stories that reveal the
human impact of this work.


Kayla DeAnda knew she wanted to work in a medical career so she chose an ECHS with a STEM focus. The GTF Scholars program helped her earn a biochemistry degree from the University of North Texas.

Q&A with Kayla


GTF Scholar Ruben Valdez leaned on his mentor to make it through his freshman year studying computer science at Texas A&M University. Then he became a mentor himself.

Q&A with Ruben

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