80 students from Houston ISD get full-ride scholarships

Since 2013, the Marvy Finger Family Foundation Scholarship has supported 280 Houston ISD graduates. (Courtesy Pexels)
Since 2013, the Marvy Finger Family Foundation Scholarship has supported 280 Houston ISD graduates. (Courtesy Pexels)

Since 2013, the Marvy Finger Family Foundation Scholarship has supported 280 Houston ISD graduates. (Courtesy Pexels)

Founded in 2013, the Marvy Finger Family Foundation Scholarship announced June 2 that it is giving 80 Houston ISD high school graduates full-ride scholarships to pursue a certification or technical career track at a local two-year college.

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.
By Matt Dulin
Matt joined Community Impact Newspaper in January 2018 and is the City Editor for Houston's Inner Loop editions.


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