A determined student, Texas City High School senior Edgar Salinas keeps up with class assignments while working 38 hours per week at a restaurant to provide for himself and his family.

While some might find the pace daunting, Salinas views it as normal.

“I go from school to work, school to work,” he said. “I kept up with all my stuff. I just do what I’ve got to do.”
Salinas, who will graduate this month, is exactly the kind of hardworking, motivated student that the Navarro family wanted to reward.
Denise Navarro, and her children Michael and Erica, all attended COM and established the Logical Innovations Scholarship in 2013 to give a student a boost.
“(My mother) wanted to establish something to give back to the college since we’ve all come through there,” said Michael Navarro. “We wanted to focus on a student who had financial need, who wouldn’t get to go to college without our fund.”
The Logical Innovations Scholarship, named for the family’s information technology, performance improvement and data management company, will provide Salinas $2,800 divided over four semesters at COM.
“(When) I got it, I was pretty excited,” said Salinas. “(Without it), I would have been working more time to pay for college.”
Salinas will be the first in his family to attend college and plans to attend the college’s Peace Officer Academy to prepare for his dream job as a police officer.
“They do different things everyday,” said Salinas. “I like the job they do to help people out.”
The Logical Innovations Scholarship is one of nearly 100 administrated by the COM Foundation. To learn more about scholarships, now open for fall 2014 students, visit www.com.edu/scholarships.