We hope that your New Year is off to a wonderful start, full of good fortune and success. On our end, 2019 is off to an eventful start. On January 2nd, we welcomed our new donor relations manager—Jessaca Rodriguez. In this blog post, we’ll highlight Jessaca’s main responsibilities at our Foundation as well as her impressive background. Continue reading Welcome Our New Employee—Jessaca Rodriguez
Are you a hoops junkie? After getting so close to beating the defending champs, are you hoping the Houston Rockets finally break through this year? Are you pumped that college basketball is back? You don’t have to drive to the Toyota Center to see the action in person. The Houston Methodist Cy-Hoops Invitational will be taking place December 6th –8th and we have a lot of excitement in store. Continue reading The 2018 Houston Methodist Cy-Hoops Invitational
The lifeblood of our Foundation is the scholarships we provide to students in our community. The number and amount of these scholarships are dependent upon the generous donations of our partners and community. We recently finalized our list of scholarship recipients for the calendar year. In this blog post, we’ll focus on the InterLinc Family Foundation scholarships that we awarded. Continue reading 2018 InterLinc Family Foundation Scholarships
At the Cy-Fair Educational Foundation, the scholarship judging process is both an exciting and draining one. Draining in that selecting scholarship recipients from a group of such qualified and impressive students is never easy. But exciting knowing that these scholarships will put our community’s students on the path to lifelong learning and success. In this blog post, we’ll share some notable scholarship highlights from this year’s group. Continue reading A Recap of This Year’s Scholarships
An important part of our mission is to increase access to higher education for graduates of Cypress-Fairbanks ISD (CFISD) by awarding scholarships. Through our scholarships, deserving students have the opportunity to pursue their dreams in college and beyond. In this blog, we will provide a brief background on how we award scholarships. From there, we will announce the total amount of scholarships we will be awarding this year. Continue reading 2018 Total Scholarships Announcement
Awarding student scholarships provides CFISD students with an opportunity to achieve their educational goals. Although many CFEF scholarships are funded annually through endowments, increasing scholarships awarded in the future depends on the generous financial support we receive from the community.
“An investment in the future of a deserving youth is the best investment a person can make,” said Robert Adam, a CFEF donor who has given $1M in endowed scholarships through the Foundation.
In 2016, CFEF gave a total of 107 scholarships totaling $358,000; click to see a full list of CFEF scholarships, including:
- Cy-Fair Educational Foundation Assistance Scholarships
- Cypress Running Club Scholarship
- Adam Jackson Skinner Memorial Scholarship
- Eric Bassett Memorial Scholarship
- Christopher & Elizabeth Gilbert Endowment
About Endowed Scholarships
We call endowment funds “the gift that keeps on giving” because it is a perpetual gift, with interest being used to fund scholarships while the principle investment continues to grow. Click to view our endowment criteria, including:
- Endowments may be established in the amounts of $20,000, $50,000, $100,000, or more.
- Endowments will be named for private individuals, corporations, and organizations, in memory of and in honor of individuals.
- All endowments have seven years to fund.
- Endowments will be designed with the Foundation’s minimum criteria and may also include special criteria.
Our online list of Endowment Partners is always being updated; click to view our most current list of CFEF Endowment Partners.
Click to view a full list of our Endowment Partners.
Since its inception, the Cy-Fair Educational Foundation has dedicated itself to providing high school students with scholarships to pursue higher education. For students interested in applying for our scholarships, this blog will provide you with information regarding the upcoming process. Continue reading Scholarship Applications 2017
Salute to the Stars recognizes CFISD’s best teachers who have such a significant impact on our youth. One of our major fundraising events of the year, the gala will take place on Thursday, October 13th with doors opening at 6:30 P.M. This blog will announce some recent news surrounding Salute to the Stars which is quickly approaching next month. Continue reading Salute to the Stars Update 2016
The Edwin C. Schroeder Memorial Scholarship provides financial support for CFISD graduates to attend the Lone Star College System. This blog will discuss the formation of the scholarship and announce news regarding the 2016 class. Continue reading 2016 Schroeder Scholarship Recipients
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