Irving ISD is proud to recognize 10 high school seniors as semifinalists for the prestigious Dell Scholar designation. The semifinalists had to meet a number of criteria for consideration, including participation in a college-readiness program, a 2.4 or higher GPA, need for financial aid, full-time college enrollment, eligibility for the Pell Grant and to be on track for graduation.. 

Students named Dell Scholar semifinalists are as follows: 


  • Stephanie Arias 
  • Jesus Flores Paniagua
  • Kevin Castro


  • Laiza Cordova
  • Selena Martinez
  • Sheila Rodriguez
  • Leslie Trevino


  • Ashlee Nunez


  • Yakelina Vargas Mendez
  • Angeline Chirinos

These students will now vie to become a Dell Scholar finalist. Thanks to the Michael and Susan Dell Foundation, finalists will receive a $20,000 college scholarship, a laptop, money for books and wrap-around services including mental health, academic counseling and other educational resources.

Dell Scholar semifinalists will learn if they made finalist by March 9. Good luck to these 10 students!