The Highland Lakes Service League offers scholarships to adult women returning to school to complete their education and or certification in pursuit of their career goals. Scholarship applications are accepted in the spring and awarded at our June meeting.

Funds for scholarships were raised from the 2022 Chuckwagon Chow Down and Silent Auction and the 2022 Lades Charity Golf Tournament.

2022 Scholarship Recipients

The Highland Lakes Service League (HLSL) awarded $21,000 in scholarships to seven adult women working to grow in their professions.  

Recipients reside in either Burnet or Llano County and plan to remain in the area continuing in their fields of education or health care.  They work fulltime jobs while attending on-line classes and plan to continue classes this summer.

HLSL strives to support our community by awarding scholarships to women meeting the workforce needs of the area.  

Kristine Anderson: is studying to become a nurse practitioner and attending Texas Tech Health Science Center.  She works for Baylor Scott and White Specialty Clinic in Marble Falls and is also the nurse for Camp Peniel where her husband serves as the camp director.  

Christy Boerm is obtaining a Master of Education in Administration from Lamar University, Beaumont, Texas.  She is a gifted and talented specialist at Colt Elementary in Marble Falls and provides individualized instruction and enrichment for her students.  Her long-range goals are to be an instructional coach and principal. 

Katherine Nicole Brooks is attending Central Texas College, Marble Falls to study nursing.  She plans to continue her education and obtain her bachelor’s degree in nursing upon completion of her associate degree.  She hopes to work in the emergency room and eventually transition to end of life care.  

Melissa Palacios is a full-time student seeking a Bachelor of Science in Nursing at Aspen University, Austin.  She is a certified medical assistant for Ascension Seton Highland Lakes and works in the family medicine clinic. Melissa says the Ascension Seton staff encouraged her to further her education and have been a great support system often answering questions about class material.  

Jennifer Parsons is enrolled at South University, Round Rock in the Bachelor of Science in Nursing program.  She is a full-time student attending classes at night while managing a housekeeping business in Burnet during the day.  Jennifer was inspired to become a nurse after observing the care nurses gave her husband and helped her when she was frightened and felt hopeless.  

Stephanie Rankin is taking online courses at the University of Texas at Arlington studying to receive a Bachelor of Science in Nursing.  She is employed by Ascension Seton Highland Lakes Hospital in Burnet and works as a certified surgical technician helping with a variety of surgeries.  Stephanie plans to remain in the operating room upon completing her degree.  

Sara Te is earning a master’s degree in Teacher Leadership from the University of Colorado, Boulder.  She works for the Sandy Hook Promise nonprofit encouraging teachers and students to take charge of keeping their school and community safe.  The position allows her to work from home and remain in Burnet. Sara was the previous head of the English Language Arts Department for Burnet CISD middle school and received a national award from Sandy Hook Promise for her work with the Start with Hello program.