Category Archives: Scholarship Reception

2020 has been a year like no other. Around this time each year, our Foundation hosts a scholarship reception to honor the graduating seniors who have been awarded scholarships to further their education and pursue their dreams. This year, due to the COVID-19 pandemic, we made the difficult decision to cancel this special event for the safety of all of our attendees.

While we were unable to host our annual scholarship reception, we are proud that despite these challenging times, we were able to award $628,500 in scholarships to graduating seniors this year. We couldn’t have done this without the generous support of our donors and our community. For more information on our scholarship recipients for the 2019–2020 academic year, please visit our website. You’ll also be able to find information on each scholarship and the criteria used to award them to our future leaders.

In years past, more than 650 people attend our scholarship reception. This event is one that normally brings together students, their families, past recipients, our trustees, endowment donors, sponsors, CFISD board members and staff, and community members. One of the many highlights of our reception is that recipients get to meet their endowment donor as well as their success coach.

While this year was a break from the norm, we are hopeful that we will be able to resume our annual tradition next year. We know that this is a special event for our recipients and all of our attendees as it’s a time of celebration for all of the hard work that has led up to the moment. Beatriz Flores, a past recipient, put it nicely: “May more students be blessed in the future from CFEF.”

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Today’s Students–Tomorrow’s Future!

The Cy-Fair Educational Foundation will hold its annual scholarship reception on August 2nd, 2016 from 7-9 P.M. at The Berry Center.  The reception celebrates recipients and donors for the many scholarships that our Foundation provides for students to pursue higher education.  This blog will preview this exciting upcoming event.

overview_headerThe annual reception honors current scholarship recipients and gives the recipients and their families an opportunity to celebrate the honor they have received.  Likewise, it is an opportunity to thank our donors for their generosity and support.  Bringing recipients and donors together is a great way to look to the future while also appreciating the past.  In fact, 2008 CFEF Scholarship Recipient David Claros will be the guest speaker at the reception.  Recognizing past recipients gives current recipients the chance to hear firsthand how recipients have benefitted from their scholarships.

The transition from high school to college is not an easy one for most students.  Increased intensity of study, living away from home, and balancing multiple responsibilities is difficult in the beginning as many students adjust to a much different life.  To ease this formative transition, the Foundation provides mentors to our scholarship recipients to help them navigate their freshman year of college.  We are looking forward to our Scholarship Recipient & Donor Reception at The Berry Center on August 2ndTo stay up-to-date on everything happening at the Cy-Fair Educational Foundation, make sure to follow us on Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest, and LinkedIn!  Today’s Students, Tomorrow’s Future!