KPRC 2 Senior Scholarship: Meet Elijah Ellison, the senior who hopes to use his leadership skills to make a difference

KPRC2 teams up with Texas Mattress Makers to give away the 13th scholarship for students heading to college.
KPRC2 teams up with Texas Mattress Makers to give away the 13th scholarship for students heading to college.

KPRC 2 and Texas Mattress Makers are surprising 20 deserving high school seniors with scholarships. All students selected for scholarships have been nominated by their high schools.

This academic year was particularly challenging because of the pandemic, but these students still rose above and beyond in school.

The 13th $2,500 Senior Scholarship was awarded to Elijah Ellison from Dayton High School in the Dayton Independent School District. He has been attending classes in person and has been able to maintain a 5.5 GPA. He is ranked first in his class.

Ellison plans to go to Texas A&M University where he wants to get a degree in mechanical engineering.

You can learn more about Ellison in the video above.

See photos of Elijah and other 2021 winners below:

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KPRC Senior Scholarship: Victoria Razo from IMPACT Early College High School in Goose Creek ISD.


About the Author:

Daniela Sternitzky-Di Napoli has been a digital news editor at KPRC 2 since 2018. She is a published poet and has background in creative writing and journalism. Daniela has covered events like Hurricane Harvey and the Astros World Series win. In her spare time, Daniela is an avid reader and loves to spend time with her two miniature dachshunds.