Quality education strengthens our community by providing businesses with competent employees and attracting positive growth. The Cy-Fair Educational Foundation plays an important role in our community’s success by supporting education. More than $850,000 in scholarship funds are available to graduating CFISD students through our Foundation. If you are interested in applying, but have not yet done so, this year’s application deadline is February 7th, 2017.
Since its inception, CFEF has awarded over $7 million in scholarships to more than 1,400 graduates of CFISD. Criteria for the scholarships available varies slightly, but the basics are as follows: activities/leadership (25%), academics (25%), and financial need (50%). To view a list of the scholarships offered, please visit our Scholarships for Students page.
With the scholarship deadline is fast approaching, we encourage you to apply as soon as possible by submitting your application online. CFISD has already given you a call as a friendly reminder to submit your application. After you submit your application, any supporting data must be submitted to your high school counseling office by February 14th, 2017 for your application to be considered valid and complete. Your high school counseling staff will provide us with your high school transcript and your parent(s) most recently available federal income tax return. Failing to provide this information will remove you from final consideration of our scholarships. If you have any questions regarding the scholarship application process, please call 281-370-0144.
We would be amiss to not mention our major fundraising event which will be taking place four days after the scholarship deadline: Salute to Our Heroes. Taking place at the Omni Houston Hotel at Westside, this special evening honors the brave men and women who serve our country in the armed forces. For more information on Salute to Our Heroes, please visit our website. We hope to see you there on February 11th, 2017!
Scholarships through CFEF make dreams come true for students. We will leave you with a quote from Susheela Amrita Patwari, who graduated from Langham Creek in 2004 and was a scholarship recipient: “Your foundation has helped finance one of the greatest gifts in life, education, one of the few priceless assets in life…” We are looking forward to receiving your application!