FAQS

  • What is the Marvy Finger Family Foundation Scholarship?

    The Marvy Finger Family Foundation Scholarship is an opportunity for Houston ISD graduating seniors who are interested in a career and technical education pathway. The scholarship covers the cost of a recipient’s tuition, fees, books, and program equipment for two academic years at an approved Houston-area Community College.

  • If I receive the Marvy Finger Family Foundation Scholarship which schools can I attend?

    Scholarship recipients may choose to enroll in a local community college including Houston Community College, San Jacinto College, Lone Star College and Texas State Technical College.

  • What kind of factors does this scholarship consider for selection process?

    Each application is evaluated based on the applicant’s interest in a career and technical program, grades, extracurricular activities, and financial need.

  • How may the scholarship funds be used?

    Scholarship funds can be used toward any educational expenses.

  • What is NOT covered by the Marvy Finger Family Foundation Scholarship?

    The scholarship does NOT include transportation to and from school, food cost, or housing.

  • What do I have to do if I am awarded a scholarship?

    • Complete the approved degree/certificate program within two years of acceptance
    • Submit a copy of your unofficial transcript at the end of each semester
    • Submit a copy of your student account summary upon registration each semester
    • Maintain a 2.5 GPA
  • How do I get an application?

    You can download & print the application from this website.

  • When can I apply for this scholarship?

    Graduating seniors can apply and submit applications by the deadline, which is Friday, February 28, 2020.

  • Is there an interview process?

    Yes, scholarship finalists are subject to personal interviews.

  • What are the eligibility requirements for the Marvy Finger Family Foundation Scholarship?

    Students are eligible to apply for a scholarship if they meet the following minimum criteria:

    • Must be a citizen or legal permanent resident of the United States
    • Meet federal definition of low socio-economic status or eligible for free or reduced lunch
    • Must plan to enroll in a Career & Technical Education program at a local community college for the upcoming Fall semester
    • Must have achieved a minimum 2.0 Grade Point Average (GPA) or 3.0 for Health Science programs
    • Must complete the FAFSA application and submit SAR (Student Aid Report)
  • How long does this scholarship last?

    Recipients must enroll in a two-year workforce degree/certificate program. Students will be given two academic years to complete the program.