Carter Selects 2018 Scholarship Recipient

Aug 13, 2018

Carter Financial Management has named Maria De Los Angeles Toral Rodriguez, a recent graduate of Dr. Emmett J. Conrad High School in Dallas, Texas, the recipient of a $6,000 college scholarship to study environmental engineering at UTSA. Maria is the fifth recipient of the student scholarship, which began in 2014.

“I was surprised and overjoyed at finding out that I was the scholarship recipient,” said Toral. “I plan to attend the University of Texas at San Antonio and major in environmental engineering, so I can be a part of the changes our planet and people need. Thanks to Carter Financial Management, I am on my way to achieving that goal.”

Toral was chosen by the Carter Financial Management (CFM) scholarship committee because of her outstanding commitment to community service and academics. She graduated in the top 10 percent of her class, while participating in the marching band, twirling team, and working as a clerk at a local law firm.

“Maria is a wonderful student and selfless leader in her community. She understands the importance of giving back, while balancing her academics, to achieve her goal of becoming an environmental engineer,” said Bill Carter, CFP®, President of CFM.

“Maria is a terrifically independent woman who strives to demonstrate that women can succeed in STEM fields,” said Kathy Muldoon, CFP®, Senior Vice President of CFM. “She has overcome a great deal, and now serves as a role model to the young women who follow her.”

Carter Financial Management initiated its annual scholarship in 2014 to help college-bound students pursue their educational dreams, regardless of income or other potential roadblocks. Past scholarship recipients have included:

  • Jorge Rodriguez-Santana, class of 2014, is a student at Texas A&M University.
  • Rebecca Coy, class of 2015, is a student at The University of Texas.
  • Umesh Bhandari, class of 2016, is a student at The University of Texas at Arlington.
  • Ganga Bhandari, class of 2017, is a student at The University of Texas at Arlington.

To find out more about Carter Financial Management’s scholarship program, contact the scholarship committee.

“I plan to attend the University of Texas at San Antonio and major in environmental engineering, so I can be a part of the changes our planet and people need.”

Maria De Los Angeles Toral Rodriguez
Scholarship Recipient