Category Archives: Student 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.

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Click to view a full list of our Endowment Partners.

 

 

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

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

In this week’s blog, we are announcing our new partnership with Big Give Houston.  This special event will be taking place in less than a month.  To follow conversations surrounding Big Give Houston on social media, use the hashtag #BigGiveHouston. Continue reading Big Give Houston

Since its inception, the Cy-Fair Educational Foundation has awarded more than $6 million in scholarships to more than 1,300 graduates of Cypress-Fairbanks ISD.  To put into perspective the impact of these scholarships on our youth, here is a testimonial from Susheela Amrita Patwari, who graduated from Langham Creek in 2004: Continue reading Scholarships for Students Deadline