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​Brookhaven College students Elizelda Martinez and Quyen Nguyen along with two other students from the Dallas County Community College District received the Erin Tierney Kramp Encouragement Scholarship for 2019-2020 at an awards dinner June 19.

The Kramp scholarship program recognizes students who have faced adversity and overcome obstacles to pursue a college education through financial support, mentoring and special enrichment programs.

Martinez stood up to bullies at her school and encouraged others to follow her example. She is pursuing a business degree at Brookhaven College.

Nguyen is from Vietnam. She suffered abuse in her home before moving to the United States. She is a graphics design major and would like to work for a large design firm.

The scholarship is administered by the DCCCD Foundation and covers full tuition and books for up to six semesters.

Click to read more about the 2019-2020 Kramp Scholarship recipients.