Andrew Robert Castellano of Edinburg CISD, Winner of RGV LEAD Scholarship
Andrew Robert Castellano, a 2015 graduate of Edinburg CISD’s Robert Vela High School, has been named recipient of a $5,000 RGV LEAD Scholarship. To be eligible to compete for the scholarship, Castellano first graduated as an RGV LEAD Scholar. He was one of over 8,000 Rio Grande Valley high school seniors who graduated as RGV LEAD Scholars in Spring 2015. RGV LEAD Scholars establish college-and-career goals before they graduate from high school, and Castellano is an excellent example. His plan is to enroll in the University of Texas at San Antonio to pursue a career in medicine. Castellano’s long-term goal is to become a physician specializing in Virology and Trauma Medicine.
Castellano stated that he chose UTSA because of its record of excellence in academics: “UTSA offers the challenging courses that will allow me to advance my academic career goals of becoming a physician, as well as its connection with the UTSA Health Science Center. The University of Texas at San Antonio will be a stepping stone on my pathway to a professional career..."