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2012 Scholars

Jaquan Wade

Jaquan Wade

Classification: Sophomore
Graduation Year: 2016
College: Bauer College of Business
Major: Pre-Business
High School: Mansfield Summit High School
Hometown: Arlington, TX

About Me

I consider myself a determined and hardworking individual, as I am set on earning a degree. I am from Arlington, Texas, a bit far from home, so I am eager to meet new people and find new opportunities and interests. I am motivated by the great opportunity I have been given by the University of Houston. I consider the Tier One program a huge support towards my success and I plan to make full use of this chance to make an impact on the world.

Campus and Community Involvement

I am currently uninvolved in any organizations on campus, but I plan to soon change that. I am interested in the Council of Ethnic Organizations and the Student Program Board, for example. In high school I was involved in Football, Academic Decathlon, and UIL Academic competition.

Awards and Honors

I have also received a scholarship for being in the top ten percent of my class, as well as various awards. I was awarded Kiwanis Guy of the Month from the Kiwanis Club of Mansfield, Texas and a scholarship from the same organization for being a top ranked student-athlete in my school district. I received Academic All-District and All-State awards for excelling in academics while still in football. I also am an AP Scholar.

Study Abroad

Spanish being the second language I am most skilled in, I would like to continue to learn it, it also being advantageous to speak in this region. Therefore, I would like to study abroad in a Spanish speaking country, such as Spain, since Europe is an interesting and history-rich area of the world. Other countries in Europe, such as Germany, Greece, and France also interest me. I plan to study abroad during the summer at some point in my undergraduate years at the University of Houston.


Research seems like a rare opportunity to me, and I definitely want to take advantage of it. I would like to research the economy because there is always much to learn in the field. It is interesting to speculate the forces and workings behind the economy, and possibly predict where things are headed.

Future Endeavors

I want to earn an MBA here at UH, and aspire to join and eventually lead a company, possibly starting my own. I want to be able to lead a company that can make an important contribution to society.