Former engineering student honored for academic success

Melchor Tijerina III, 2012-13 STEM scholar and Joe Lucky scholarship recipient.

Former Richland College student Melchor Tijerina III recently was featured by the Dallas County Community College District Foundation for his academic achievements.

A 2012-13 Dallas County Community College District STEM scholar and Joe Lucky scholarship recipient, Melchor recently was awarded the Terry Foundation Scholarship in the amount of $12,000 per year and renewable for up to three years of undergraduate studies.

Melchor graduated from Richland College last May with an Associate in Science degree and will attend the University of Texas at Dallas this fall to study electrical engineering.