Dobie's 2011 Dell Scholarship recipients: Uyen Tran, Jimmy Ly and Caitlin Caughlin.
Three Dobie High seniors - Caitlin Caughlin, Jimmy Ly and Uyen Tran -- have been named recipients of $20,000 scholarships from the Dell Scholars Program, funded by the Michael & Susan Dell Foundation.
The Dell announcement marks the second time a Pasadena ISD school has ever had three recipients in one year. Dobie produced three winners in 2008.
The three are among only 300 scholarship recipients named nation-wide.
The Dell Scholars Program involves a comprehension and rigorous application process that includes several extensive recommendation forms and letters from teachers and administrators.
The scholarship program is only one of its kind to include support services that help scholars and their families deal with personal issues that might adversely affect a student's college career.
Dell scholars have achieved an 85 percent college graduation rate, which compares to a national average of 23 percent low-income college students.
Caughlin participates in orchestra, the "Best Buddies" program and the Advanced Placement Student Leaders program. She plans to attend UCLA and major in neuroscience.
Ly participates in Health Occupations Students of America, the Math Club and Science Club. He also plays for Dobie's varsity tennis team. He plans to attend the University of Texas at Austin and pursue a pre-med curriculum.
Tran is also active in HOSA and AP Student Leaders. She is also headed for UT-Austin for pre-med studies. All three are members of the Dobie National Honor Society.