Scholarships for Students

More than $650,000 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 2020-2021 school year can be found on the application link of our website in the Fall of 2020.

Since its inception, the Foundation has awarded almost $10 million in scholarships to more than 2,500 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:

Scholarships will be awarded at each high school. Number of awards and amount to be determined by the available funds. Scholarships are anticipated to range between the amounts of $500 and $32,000.
Adam Jackson Skinner Memorial Scholarship
Bill and Connie Yancey
Bob and Darcy Mingoia
Bridgeland Council, Inc.
Cecil Hall Scholarship
CFEF Trustees Endowment
Charles Cook Memorial Scholarship
Chun-Cheng Cheng Charitable and Educational Foundation
Cory and Kristie Jackson In Honor of Paige and Ashlyn Jackson
Cy-Fair Express Network of ABWA
Cypress Fairbanks Medical Center Auxiliary, Inc.
Cypress Fairbanks Medical Center Hospital Scholarship
Cypress Running Club I & II
Deena Cone Morgan Endowment
Donate to Educate
Donnie & Linda Humphries Family Endowment In Memory of Johnie Schulte 2009
Edwin C. Schroeder Trust Scholarship
Eric Bassett Memorial Scholarship
H-E-B Endowment
Houston Methodist Willowbrook Hospital
In Grateful Memory of Beryl A. MacLean by the Milks Family
In Honor CFISD Teachers by the Adam Family
In Honor of Audrey Ayers
In Honor of Barbara Birkes
In Honor of Butch Milks
In Honor of Claudio Garcia
In Honor of Coach Jim Draudt
In Honor of Debbie Blackshear
In Honor of Dr. David Anthony
In Honor of Dr. Mark Henry
In Honor of Dr. Ted Lewis
In Honor of Edward Station, Retired U.S. Navy
In Honor of Fred & Susan Caldwell by the Robert Adam Family
In Honor of Jacob & Allison Milks and Nicholas & Vincent Lopez by Butch & Mary Kay Milks
In Honor of Jadi Johnson
In Honor of Les Manning, A Great Friend and Neighbor by Butch and Mary Kay Milks
In Honor of Malala Yousafzai
In Honor of Robert Adam
In Honor of Suzanne Davis
In Memory of Adam Jackson Skinner by Fred, Susan, Amanda and Lindsey Caldwell
In Memory of Allen Labay
In Memory of Christine E. George
In Memory of David Boatright
In Memory of Earl Thompson
In Memory of Elizabeth “Liz” Muller
In Memory of First Lieutenant Jeremy Ray
In Memory of John Fox
In Memory of Karl Bleyl
In Memory of Maxine & Milford Milks Sr. by their Family
In Memory of Mildred Hobbs Lieder by Lawrence A. Lieder
In Memory of Rona Martin Abshire
In Memory of Terry Taylor by the 100 Club
In Memory of William S. Jackson and Marie L. Ingle Paul R. and Nancy G. Borneman Memorial Scholarship
InterLinc Family Foundation Scholarship I & II
James C. Spillane Endowed Scholarship for Construction Science
John and Cheryl Johns Endowment
Kevin Borgfeldt Memorial Scholarship
Kyle & Debbie Gibson
PBK Salute to Excellence
SHW Group, LLP
Stephen P. Hajduk Memorial Scholarship
Superintendent’s Fun Run Endowment
Terry & Renate Wheeler
The Cy-Fair Federal Credit Union in Honor of Pat Willbern
The Linda Adam Endowment
The Robert Adam Family II – X
Tom & Becky McEntire
Tommy and Sabra Harrington
Toshiba International Corporation Endowment I-III
Towne Lake Endowment by Caldwell Companies
TXU Energy Endowment
Watson Family Foundation Endowment


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
Guidestar Exchange Gold Participant Award Stepping Up Top 50 Award Stepping Up Top 10 Award Great Non-profits Top Rated Award 2020 Top-Rated Award from Great Nonprofits
Our Mission

We raise funds to increase college access by awarding scholarships to Cy-Fair ISD graduates and dual credit scholarships for current students. Funds raised also promote excellence in teaching by providing staff development programs to CFISD.