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Scholarships for Students

More than $530,000 in scholarship funds are available to graduating Cypress-Fairbanks ISD students through the Cy-Fair Educational Foundation. The scholarship application for students graduating in the 2018-2019 school year can be found on the application link of our website in the Fall of 2018.

Since its inception, the Foundation has awarded more than $8 million in scholarships to more than 1,700 graduates of Cypress-Fairbanks ISD. The Foundation may award as many as five graduates from each high school with a scholarship each year. While some scholarships are endowed and thus funded annually, the total amount and number of scholarships awarded is dependent on financial support from community members.

Criteria for the scholarships varies slightly, but based on activities/leadership (25%), academics (25%) and financial need (50%). The scholarships include the following:

  • CY-FAIR EDUCATIONAL FOUNDATION ASSISTANCE SCHOLARSHIPS – Scholarships will be awarded at each high school. Number of awards and amount to be determined by the available funds. Scholarships are anticipated to be in the amounts of $2,000 and $10,000 disbursed over a two-year period.
  • ERIC BASSETT MEMORIAL SCHOLARSHIP – One scholarship awarded in the estimated amount of $20,000 funded over a four year period to a senior of Cy-Falls High School or Cy-Fair High School who will attend Texas A & M University. You must have submitted an application and transcript to Texas A & M University to be considered for this scholarship.
  • CECIL HALL SCHOLARSHIP– Two scholarships awarded over four years with an estimated award amount of $20,000 to CFISD students who will attend Texas A & M University. You must have submitted an application and transcript to Texas A & M University to be considered for this scholarship.
  • ADAM JACKSON SKINNER MEMORIAL SCHOLARSHIP – One scholarship awarded to a male student from CFISD with high school drama, choir, team sports, debate or Boy Scouts of America participation. Award of $4,000 funded over two years provided the student meets the annual requirements.
  • DYNEGY SCHOLARSHIP – One scholarship in the amount of $500 awarded to a deserving student of CFISD.
  • WATSON FAMILY FOUNDATION SCHOLARSHIP – One scholarship in the amount of $500 awarded to a deserving student of CFISD.
  • CYPRESS FAIRBANKS MEDICAL CENTER HOSPITAL SCHOLARSHIP – One scholarship in the amount of $1500 awarded to a CFISD student who will pursue studies in the healthcare field.
  • KEVIN BORGFELDT MEMORIAL SCHOLARSHIP – One scholarship in the amount of $500 awarded to a student of CyFair High School. Student to receive this award must be in the band program.
  • CHARLES COOK MEMORIAL SCHOLARSHIP – One scholarship in the amount of $500 awarded to a FFA student from CyFair High School.
  • JOHN & CHERYL JOHNS SCHOLARSHIP – One scholarship in the estimated amount of $10,000 awarded to students pursuing a major in education, natural sciences or communications.
  • TERRY TAYLOR MEMORIAL AWARD – An award in the estimated amount of $5,000 for a student pursuing a major in criminal justice.
  • TOSHIBA ENDOWMENT AWARD – An award in the estimated amount of $5,000 for a student pursuing a major in science, technology, engineering or math.
  • EDWIN C. SCHROEDER TRUST SCHOLARSHIP(S) – Awards in the estimated amount of $1,500 for students attending a campus of the Lone Star College system. Awards available starting in the fall semester and total awards determined based on available funding.
  • CFEF WINDFERN HIGH SCHOOL ASSISTANCE SCHOLARSHIPS – Two scholarships in the amount of $1,500 each awarded twice a year to a Windfern High School graduate.
  • IN MEMORY OF DAVID BOATRIGHT – One scholarship in the amount of $2,000 awarded to a Cypress Falls High School student with community service or service over academics.
  • THE BRIDGELAND COUNCIL ENDOWMENT – One scholarship in the amount of $2,000 awarded to a Cypress Fairbanks ISD senior that is a resident of Bridgeland.
  • IN MEMORY OF WILLIAM S. JACKSON & MARIE L. INGLE – One scholarship in the amount of $2,000 awarded to a Cypress Fairbanks ISD senior that will be attending the University of Texas.
  • PAUL R. & NANCY G. BORNEMAN MEMORIAL SCHOLARSHIP – One scholarship in the amount of $2,000 awarded to a Cypress Fairbanks ISD senior that will be attending the University of Houston and shall be pursuing a degree in Education.
  • IN MEMORY OF CHRISTINE E. GEORGE – One scholarship in the estimated amount of $2,000 awarded to a Langham Creek Student who plans to pursue a teaching degree with a major in English, Music or History.
  • CYPRESS RUNNING CLUB – Two scholarships in the estimated amount of $2,000 awarded to CFISD Students who are currently in cross country at a CFISD High School.
  • THE INTERLINC FAMILY FOUNDATION SCHOLARSHIP – One scholarship in the estimated amount of $32,000 awarded to a Cypress Fairbanks ISD senior paid over 4 years.
  • THE JAMES C. SPILLANE ENDOWED SCHOLARSHIP FOR CONSTRUCTION SCIENCE –  One scholarship in the estimated amount of $2,000 awarded to a Cypress Fairbanks ISD senior attending Texas A&M University and majoring in Construction Science.

Cy-Fair Educational Foundation invests in the future by providing scholarship funds for qualified students seeking education beyond high school and by funding instructional programs and projects for the Cypress-Fairbanks Independent School District.

All references to scholarship amounts are based on historical awards, however, the Cy-Fair Educational Foundation reserves the right to adjust award amounts based on economic and market conditions.

CFEF Awards
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