Category Archives: Endowed Scholarships

When you sponsor a CFEF event like the B.F. Adam Golf Classic, or give a gift through any of our CFEF donation programs, you help us equip CFISD students with scholarships—but that donation is just the start.

Who is a CFEF scholarship student, and how does your donation impact their life? Today’s Scholarship Spotlight shines on two CFEF scholarship recipients: Jessica & David Claros.

Jessica and David are siblings and Cy-Fair natives, and each exemplifies the qualities of a CFEF scholar—hard working, dedicated, committed. Today both Jessica and David work for Caldwell Companies, but their journey began as Cy-Fair ISD students seeking financial support to attend college and pursue their dreams.

About Jessica

Scholarship Recipient Jessica ClarosA CFEF Cecil B. Hall Scholarship helped Jessica attend Texas A&M University, where she graduated with a BS in Interdisciplinary Studies in 2007. As part of a ‘full-circle journey’, Jessica returned to Cy-Fair ISD as a teacher, inspiring her elementary school students in the classroom for seven years. In 2012 Jessica was recognized as a Spotlight Teacher of the Year; in 2013, she spoke about her experience as a scholarship recipient and a spotlight teacher at CFEF’s Salute to the Stars.

Since March 2015 Jessica has worked as executive assistant to Fred Caldwell, of Caldwell Companies; Caldwell is a CFEF Trustee and Endowment Partner, as well as a Foundation Partner. In her spare time Jessica likes to stay active, which includes training for and participating in triathlons. Jessica has been known to race for a cause, raising scholarship funds for the Outback Texas Ministry.

About David

Scholarship Recipient David ClarosLike his sister, David’s path led from Cy-Fair ISD to Texas A&M. After graduating from Cy-Fair High School, a $7,000 CFEF scholarship helped David attend and graduate from Texas A&M in 2012 with a BS in Construction Management, and a minor in business. After college, David worked his way up at Palm Harbor Homes before being hired as a Commercial Real Estate Broker for Caldwell Companies in College Station. Today David lives and works in Houston, focusing on industrial real estate in the city’s Northwest-West Houston markets.

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With the holidays around the corner, we are looking forward to spending some quality time with our loved ones.  As the New Year approaches, we would like to say THANK YOU for your sponsorships and/or donations to the Cy-Fair Educational Foundation.  Our Foundation is blessed to have loyal supporters like you. Continue reading End Of Year Giving

More than $323,000 in scholarship funds are available to graduating CFISD students through our various fundraising efforts and the generous support of the community.  Mark your calendars folks!  The scholarship application for students graduating in the 2015-2016 school year will open in December.  This blog will discuss the details surrounding the scholarships we award to students. Continue reading Scholarships for Students

The mission of the Cy-Fair Educational Foundation (CFEF) is to raise funds to increase college access for graduates of Cy-Fair ISD by awarding scholarships and to promote excellence in teaching by providing staff development grants.  For more than 45 years, we have relied on the generosity of individuals, businesses, and the community.  Not a day goes by where we don’t feel thankful for what everyone does to help our students achieve their dreams.  One of the major ways that we raise funds is through endowed scholarships.  This blog will discuss what an endowed scholarship is and the conditions that are necessary to maintain the scholarship. Continue reading Endowed Scholarships