A record number of HISD graduates received full scholarships to pursue certificates and associates degrees
A record number of 84 Houston Independent School District graduates have been awarded full scholarships from the Marvy Finger Family Foundation. The scholarships create the opportunity for each student to attend a two-year college to pursue Career and Technical Education (CTE) certificates or associates degrees. According HISD, scholarship recipients were required to pursue a career and technical program; on top of maintaining a minimum 2.0 GPA, being involved in school activities, and displaying a financial need. Additionally, the foundation also provides mentoring and food scholarships in partnership with the Houston Food Bank that provides 60 pounds of food twice a month while the students are in college. The financial assistance the foundation is able to offer these students is instrumental in helping them build rewarding careers.