Scholarship Recipients 2021

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Plano-Richardson Alumnae Panhellenic (PRAP) announced the award of five $1,000 scholarships to North Texas young women at the organization’s year-end meeting on May 19, 2021.  This year’s recipients are Meg Cartwright, Aubrie Rhodes, Ashleigh Somich, Alexandra Armer, and Peyton Furtick. 

 

Meg Cartwright attends The University of Texas in Austin where she is pursuing a B.S. in Nursing.  She is a member of Zeta Tau Alpha, has served as Chaplain, University Panhellenic Council Recruitment Counselor, and ranks highest in chapter involvement out of 262 members.  Meg is a 2018 graduate of Plano Senior High School and is the daughter of Tom and Kristi Cartwright of Plano. 

 

Aubrie Rhodes is a senior Accounting and Human Resource Management major at Baylor University.  She is Vice President of Finance and prior Recruitment Director for Alpha Delta Pi.  Aubrie graduated from Plano Senior High in 2018 and is the daughter of Deborah Burton-Rhodes and the late Edward Rhodes of Plano

 

Ashleigh Somich is a student at Texas A&M University and plans to graduate with a B.B.A. in Management Information Systems.  Ashleigh has held the positions of Director of Academic Affairs, Finance Specialist, and Recruitment Analyst for Alpha Delta Pi.  She is a 2018 graduate of Plano Senior High and is the daughter of Scott and Katherine Somich of Plano.  

 

Alexandra Armer will attend The University of Texas at Austin where she will major in Psychology. She is a 2021 graduate of Lake Highlands High School and is the daughter of Darrell and Christen Armer of Dallas.

 

Peyton Furtick will major in Engineering at Texas A&M University this fall.  She is a 2021 graduate of John Paul II High School and is the daughter of Jeremy and Sara Furtick of Murphy.

 

The applications are judged based on extracurricular involvement, leadership, community service, personal goals, and academic performance.  “Each year we are overwhelmed by the accomplishments of the young women who apply, and we’re extremely proud of the 2021 scholarship recipients,” said Diane Goebel, Scholarship Committee Chair.

 

“PRAP is dedicated to providing scholarship opportunities through our fundraising efforts,” said President, Kimberly Zinser.  “We are thrilled to support the educational dreams and Greek life involvement of these deserving young women.”  

 

Plano-Richardson Alumnae Panhellenic, an organization of more than 100 women dedicated to promoting inter-fraternity friendship and collaboration, is affiliated with the National Panhellenic Conference (NPC).  Membership is open to alumnae of the 26 NPC member sororities, and members meet monthly for social activities, informative programs, philanthropy, and fundraising events.  PRAP also hosts a sorority recruitment information forum each spring.  For more information, visit praptx.com. 

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PRAP announced the award of four $1,000 scholarships to North Texas young women at the organization’s year-end virtual meeting on May 20, 2020.  Active sorority member Cadey Moore and graduating high school seniors Lindsey Bolding, Sydney Buehrig, and Avery DeWolf are this year’s scholarship winners.

 

Cadey Moore is a student at the University of Texas where she is pursuing a BBA in Business Honors and Management Information Systems.  She is a member of Kappa Delta where has she served as Vice President of Membership and Recruitment Captain, Strategy Head for the 2020 recruitment team, and Business School Representative for the sorority’s Academic Excellence Committee.  Cadey is a 2017 graduate of Plano West Senior High School and is the daughter of Chris and Shawne Moore of Dallas.

 

Lindsey Bolding is a 2020 graduate of Plano Senior High.  She plans to attend Texas A&M University this fall where she will major in Engineering.  Lindsey is the daughter of John and Catherine Bolding of Plano.

 

Sydney Buehrig is an incoming freshman at the University of Texas at Austin where she will major in Biology with plans to pursue medical school.  She is a 2020 graduate of JJ Pearce High School and is the daughter of Jeff and Kristin Buehrig of Dallas.

Avery DeWolf will major in Biomedical Sciences at Texas A&M University this fall.  She is a 2020 graduate of Plano West Senior High and is the daughter of Scott and Shannon DeWolf of Plano.

 

Applications are evaluated based on extracurricular involvement, leadership, community service, personal goals, and academic excellence.  “PRAP was fortunate to receive a large number of applications this year, which made the selection process very competitive.  We are extremely proud of this year’s scholarship recipients, said Diane Goebel, Scholarship Committee Chairman.

 

An in-person celebration honoring the recipients will take place during the summer as social distancing guidelines allow.  “The PRAP scholarship is a wonderful opportunity to support the educational goals of these accomplished young women,” said PRAP President Fran McQuirter, “and our dedicated members truly enjoy promoting Greek life through the fundraising events that make these scholarships possible.”