Over 600 students applied for the program this year, according to the foundation.
The funds cover tuition and fees as well as other costs including books and supplies for technical education coursework at Houston Community College, Lone Star College or San Jacinto College. The recipients are eligible for up to $20,000 in assistance in addition to advising and job placement.
Finger, a longtime multifamily developer, started the scholarship program to help students who wanted to a pursue career and technical pathways without accruing student loan debt.
In the seven years since it was started, the foundation has given $3.5 million in scholarships to 280 HISD graduates.