Fort Bend, Texas
The Fort Bend Junior Service League (FBJSL) has awarded scholarships for the 2021-2022 academic year to the following young ladies for their outstanding volunteer commitment and contributions to our community
Sadaka Arastu performed over 400 volunteer hours for Girl Scouts of San Jacinto while attending George Ranch High School, where she maintained a 3.69 GPA, and was awarded the Presidential Volunteer Service Award – Gold Level – by President D. Trump in 2020. Sadaka will be attending the University of Houston.
Lin-Hsiang (Shani) Chiang performed over 230 volunteer hours for Atria Senior Living Center, Green Generation, and other local nonprofits while attending Dulles High School, where she maintained a 3.97 GPA, and served as President of both the 200+ member Dulles High School Orchestra and Generation Youth Humanitarian Organization. Shani will be attending Rice University.
Gissel Gonzalez performed over 200 volunteer hours for Project Learn and George Memorial Library while maintaining a 3.5 GPA at B.F. Terry High School, where she served as a member of the Student Council and Peer Assistance Leadership Skills organizations.
Landrie Goss, who ranked 12 of 711 in her graduating class at Ridge Point High School, performed over 350 volunteer hours for The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society. She has also served in leadership roles in Student Council, World Changers, KOM, Young Life, and founded the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society (LLS) Club. Landrie will be attending the University of Texas at Austin.
Daisy Svatek performed over 700 volunteer hours for Needville Fire Department, Needville 4H, Needville Police Department, and other local agencies while maintaining a 3.425 GPA at Needville High School. Daisy is planning to attend the University of Mary Hardin-Baylor.
Huda Zia completed over 275 hours volunteering for People to People International, Helping the Needy, and the Maryam Islamic Center while attending George Ranch High School, where she maintained a 4.0 GPA, ranked 5 of 690 in her graduating class, and served as Secretary for Student Council. She also served in leadership roles for People to People International, Help Us Give Smiles, Muslim Student Association, Junior State of America, DECA, and several other agencies. Huda will be attending the University of Texas at Austin.
Congratulations to these admirable young women, who were selected from a highly qualified pool of applicants. FBJSL is proud to support you and wishes all applicants the best in your pursuit of higher education!
Fort Bend residents looking to enter or return to college in the Fall of 2022 can apply for scholarships starting in or around January 2022. Details and the applications will be posted at https://www.fbjsl.org/scholarship-programs/.
The Fort Bend Junior Service League (FBJSL) is an organization of women committed to promoting volunteerism, developing the potential of women, and to improving the Fort Bend County community through the effective action and leadership of trained volunteers. Our purpose is exclusively educational and charitable as well as providing an atmosphere of friendliness, goodwill and camaraderie for all members.
Proceeds from various events and fundraisers have made it possible for FBJSL to donate more than $4.5 million to non-profit agencies in the Fort Bend community since its inception in 2001.
Photo: Huda Zia, Landrie Goss, Sada Arastu, Shani Chiang, Gissell Gonzalez, Daisy Svatek