Over 100 HISD Seniors Receive Full Ride Scholarships at Marvy Finger Family Foundation Scholarship Banquet

Since 2013, the Marvy Finger Family Foundation has provided full scholarships to HISD graduates in order to improve vocational and technical education (CTE) options for students from low-income communities.

The scholarship recipients will attend two-year colleges to pursue CTE certificates and associate degrees in fields such as computer programming, petroleum engineering technology, automotive, pipefitting, cybersecurity, construction, welding, nursing, and others.

“I want to thank the Marvy Finger Family for seeing a major need in this community to help connect deserving students who might not have had the means to move on and pursue higher education,” said Superintendent Millard House II. “Your generosity is quite frankly unlimited and will make a major difference in the families and lives of our students for many years to come.”

In addition to tuition, the scholarship will also cover books, public transportation, supplies and, thanks to a partnership with the Houston Food Bank, the Marvy Finger Family Foundation will provide students meals twice a month while they are in college.

“Mr. Finger was a product of HISD,” said Marvy Finger Family Foundation Executive Director Keisha Smith-Davis. “Today provides us the opportunity to remember him and support these students in their post-secondary education.”

With more than 600 applications, the Marvy Finger Family Foundation selected recipients based on their interest in a career and technical program, grade point average, extracurricular involvement, and financial need.

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