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Irving High School Junior Wins $5,000 Educational Award from DataSetGo Distinguished Scholars Program

Jarod Story and Mr. Mack

Jarod Story, a junior at Irving High School, has been awarded a $5,000 educational grant by the Principal Foundation and EVERFI, as part of the DataSetGo Distinguished Scholars program. The national initiative aims to empower students in exploring post-secondary education and workforce opportunities.

Jarod stood out among 17 students who applied for the award, with his compelling essay on his aspirations in data science. His essay outlined a vision of utilizing data analysis skills to contribute to the growth and success of both companies and small businesses. Out of a total fund of $50,000, Jarod is the inaugural recipient of one of the ten $5,000 scholarships to be awarded.

To qualify for the award, students must engage in the DataSetGo program—a data science and financial literacy curriculum designed for U.S. high school students. As part of the application process, students are required to submit a 300-500-word essay.

More information about DataSetGo:

  • Launched in 2021, DataSetGo teaches data science concepts applicable across various career paths and enhances personal financial capability.
  • The program has reached over 17,500 students in more than 380 schools since its inception and is currently available in 11 cities, including New York, Charlotte, Washington, D.C., Atlanta, Dallas, Des Moines, among others.
  • Students interested in applying for the scholarship award can find eligibility information online. The application period is open now and closes on April 30, 2024.

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