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.