Witherite Law Group and 1-800-TruckWreck are committed to giving back to the community of Fort Worth and thus have selected their 2023 “Making a Difference” Scholarship recipients.

The award presentation will take place on Tuesday, May 16, 2023, at 9:45 a.m. at Dunbar High School, 5700 Ramey Ave., Fort Worth. 

This year 44 graduating seniors will each be awarded a $2,500 scholarship, and $150,000 in scholarships will be renewed for 60 students, making a total of $260,000 in scholarship funds awarded by Witherite Law Group.

Created in 2016 by Amy Witherite, founder of Witherite Law Group and 1-800-TruckWreck, the “Making a Difference” Scholarship provides financial assistance to students who have demonstrated leadership in their schools and communities. 

“Anxiety and stress are at an all-time high for teens and adults. The ability to get through a single school day can be daunting, especially if you lack the proper resources – supplies, clothing, technology, support, etc.,” said Amy Witherite, founder of Witherite Law Group and 1-800-TruckWreck. “I applaud each and every one of our scholarship recipients for having the vision and the determination to persevere. We are excited to assist them along the way and to see what the future holds.”  

The 44 “Making a Difference” Scholarship recipients are:

  1. Chimere Nweze
  2. Daniela Baeza
  3. Ronnie Justice
  4. Anahi Monreal
  5. Angel Gonzalez
  6. Brandon Dotch
  7. Grace Byamungu
  8. Dylan Nobles
  9. Amyhia Robinson
  10. Jamesia Gordon
  11. LeAuna Dobbins
  12. Passionae Malone
  13. Lyrik Roberts
  14. Arianna Larsen-Simmons
  15. Ke’Shawn Mills
  16. Tre Williams
  17. Deaunte Thomas
  18. Jackie Garrett
  19. Amarea Anderon-Melton
  20. Ladeja Hodge
  21. Yazmine Howard
  22. Mario Garcia
  23. Kadynn Hobbs-Owens
  24. Fernando Rodriguez
  25. Shayla Perry
  26. Alondra Sanchez
  27. Leslie Espinoza
  28. Consolata Mukeshimana
  29. Briseyda Perez
  30. Caylon Jones
  31. Fernando Herrera
  32. Carmen Pineda
  33. McKenzie Mitchell-
  34. Kyran Powe
  35. Mayte Sanchez
  36. Jacqueline Jaramillo
  37. Qui’Ana Robinson
  38. Keyshawn Sims
  39. Aniyah Evans
  40. Samsam Sayidbaker
  41. Jada Wade
  42. Akaysha Stephen
  43. Liliana Perez
  44. G’Toyia Stanley

Due to economic challenges and situations, the prospect of attending college is a seemingly unattainable dream for many students at Dunbar High School.

“Anything is possible with hard work, dedication and perseverance. Success is about consistent effort even in the face of setbacks. Keep pushing forward and never give up on your dreams. Thank you, Amy and 1-800- TruckWreck,” said Brandon Dotch a senior at Dunbar High School.

For the past seven years, Amy Witherite has made this dream a reality – providing the wherewithal for students to attend and thrive in their new academic environments. 

“This scholarship helps relieve much of the financial burden many of our students’ families face when applying for college. It allows our students to solely focus on academics and the college experience and provides them access to financial resources they otherwise may not have had without taking out student loans,” said Justin Edwards, principal, Dunbar High School.

Scholarship awards will be presented by Amy Witherite Founder, Witherite Law Group.

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