Robins & Morton’s San Antonio Office Awards Scholarship to Hondo Student

In May, Robins & Morton’s San Antonio office awarded its second Robins & Morton Scholarship to a Hondo High School student.

San Antonio Division Manager Eric Groat and Robins & Morton team members Isaac Garcia and Shane Wolff – also Hondo High School graduates – presented senior Devin Rivera with a certificate and a promise to support his future career in construction.

About the Robins & Morton Scholarship

Last May, the company’s San Antonio office created a scholarship to be awarded to a local high school student planning to attend trade school or pursue a degree in construction, engineering, architecture, or a related field. Called The Robins & Morton Scholarship, the award offers the recipient not only financial support but also networking and mentorship support from the Robins & Morton team.

Project Engineer Isaac Garcia, the driving force behind the program, is a graduate of Hondo High School and is passionate about giving back to his hometown while also growing the architecture, engineering, and construction (AEC) workforce. Field Superintendent Shane Wolff, also a Hondo High graduate, offered mentorship to scholarship recipients, sharing his industry knowledge and experience through the program.

About Devin Rivera

Devin Rivera graduated from Hondo High School in May with ambitions to build a successful career in the construction industry.

He plans to earn a welding certificate from Southwest Texas Junior College and continue his education at the University of Texas at San Antonio and earn a master’s degree in business.

He hopes to equip himself with the skills to “contribute meaningfully to the workforce and my community.” Rivera is particularly connected to the Hondo community, where his family’s roots run deep.

“Family is not just important to me; it is everything,” Rivera said.

Beyond his education plans, Rivera has high hopes for what he will accomplish throughout his career.

“I envision myself not only achieving personal success but also creating opportunities for those within the trades industry,” he said.

Rivera has already distinguished himself academically, maintaining his place in the National Honor Society and earning a State Finalist title in the 2024 Presentation Team category with Business Professionals of America, a student organization.

Outside of his studies, Rivera also works to better the Hondo community through volunteering and service with the Hondo Lions Club, Rick Taylor Recreation Center, and the National Honor Society.

Robins & Morton looks forward to watching Rivera develop in the construction industry with the help of this scholarship and the relationships he’ll cultivate with the Robins & Morton team.

Success Stories from Hondo

Just one year after establishing The Robins & Morton Scholarship, the firm has already seen how it can impact a student’s life. Last year’s recipient, Leyson Palomo, has maintained regular contact with Garcia, and their relationship has grown into an invaluable mentorship. Read more about Palomo and the first-annual scholarship here.

The San Antonio team at Robins & Morton looks forward to further developing the relationship with Hondo High School and continuing to support future leaders in the architecture, engineering, and construction industry through the Robins & Morton Scholarship.