Category Archives: Scholarship Recipient Profile

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.

Stay up-to-date on everything happening at the Cy-Fair Educational Foundation–follow us on FacebookTwitterPinterest, and LinkedIn!  Today’s Students, Tomorrow’s Future!

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!

To 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!

Since its inception, the Cy-Fair Educational Foundation has awarded over $6 million in scholarships to more than 1,400 graduates of CFISD.  The Foundation invests in Today’s Students ‒ Tomorrow’s Future by providing scholarship funds for qualified students seeking education beyond high school.  In this blog, we will profile a past scholarship recipient to see how her scholarship has impacted her education and career. Continue reading Profile of a Scholarship Recipient