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Girl with perfect attendance gets $25K scholarship

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A Dallas student who thought she'd lost out on a perfect attendance scholarship got a huge surprise on Wednesday.

"Harold Simmons became aware of your situation through the press and he decided to make things right," a Chase Bank representative said.

The bank handed Bria Bradshaw a check for $25,000 on behalf of the Dallas philanthropist.

In March FOX 4 aired a story about Bradshaw, a 16-year-old Hillcrest High School student.

She said when she was in the fourth grade the Dallas Independent School District superintendent promised her a $25,000 scholarship if she could maintain her perfect attendance through graduation.

She kept up her end of the deal but then learned in March there was no such scholarship available.

She tried to fight back the tears when handed the check.

"I just really want to thank him so much. He doesn't know me and I don't know him. But he saw and he thought about it and give it to me. So I'm just thankful and grateful for it," she said.

Bradshaw also recently received another small scholarship from a community group.

She'll be a senior next year and says she wants to go to the University of Texas in Austin to study to be a pharmacist or anthropologist.

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