2023 Scholarship Recipients

Mike Evans increases the scholarship amount awarded once again! 13 scholarships of $10,000 and two $20,000 scholarships were awarded to high school seniors to help encourage education, a total of $170,000 awarded. The following recipients stood out in a very competitive application pool:

Ashley Acevedo
Florida Atlantic University

Jakiya Baker
Murray State

Aydan Easter
University of Arkansas Rich Mountain 

Victoria-Celeste Borunda Gomez
Texas A&M University

Jai’Lani Guzman
Prairie View A&M University

Macey Hilton
Texas A&M University

Jaime Huerta
Gonzaga University

Aleya Hurd
Texas A&M University

Wishes to remain anonymous

Samarian Kingston
University of Houston

Mouhamed Ndiaye
Prairie View A&M University

Mahogani St. Jean
Florida A&M University

Devin Stevens Jr.
University of Arkansas at Little Rock

Jocelyn Goins Scholarship

The Jocelyn Goins Scholarship is awarded to a student in the Galveston community in memory of Jocelyn Goins. Goins was an educator in Galveston for over 25 years, making direct impacts. Her efforts to help the community went beyond the classroom. She helped keep students off the streets, specifically though organizing a midnight basketball program called SAFE PLAY. Goins passed on November 22, 2017, at the age of 61.

Noah Reyes
Texas A&M University


Joetta Petteway Scholarship

The Joetta Pettway Scholarship is awarded to a deserving student from Galveston in memory of Joetta Petteway. Petteway was a dedicated wife, mother and grandmother and stepped into the motherly role for many of Galveston’s youth through her participation in various sports and community organizations. Pettway was married to Terry Petteway, Mike Evans’ longtime coach and mentor. Joetta Petteway passed away on April 7, 2015, at just 53 years old after her battle with cancer. Though she is physically no longer here, her spirit and legacy will live on with this scholarship.

Neenah Calhoun
University of Texas at Austin