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CSISD Education Foundation Awards Record-Breaking $130,200 in Scholarships to Graduating Seniors

With the generosity of the community, College Station ISD Education Foundation will award a record-breaking 103 scholarships totaling $130,200 to graduating seniors at its annual scholarship awards reception on Monday, May 17.  The reception will be hosted at Pebble Creek Country Club starting at 6:00 p.m. and is sponsored by Avinext.  Over 400 students, family members and donors are expected to attend the red-carpet-themed event.

Scholarship recipients are a diverse representation of the excellent students graduating from College Station ISD.  Their future plans include attending technical schools, four-year colleges and ivy league universities, to study math, agriculture, business, engineering, health, education, trades and others.

This year, the Education Foundation offered a matching program where every $500 donated for a new scholarship, was matched by the Foundation by $500 to create a $1,000 scholarship.  A total of 15 new scholarships were created thanks to the generosity of several individuals and businesses.

Scholarship awards range from $1,000 to $4,500, to support students based on academic merit, financial need and vocational pursuits. Local businesses and community members make these scholarships possible.  This year’s top corporate sponsors include Caldwell Country Chevrolet, CHI St. Joseph Health, Culpepper Realty, HEB, Rife Law Firm and FUJIFILM Diosynth Technologies.  Local families and groups also provide academic, career and technology, special interest and memorial scholarships.

“We are excited to support graduating seniors as they make plans to further their education and prepare for the workforce,” commented Education Foundation Director Teresa Benden.  “It is only through the incredible support of our community that we have reached this landmark level of scholarships.”

Since its inception in 1999, the CSISD Education Foundation has awarded 721 scholarships totaling $702,350. 

“Avinext is proud to partner with the Education Foundation to encourage young leaders to pursue their career goals,” said Robert Orzabal, Avinext owner and Foundation Board member. “We see it as a critical investment in our community.”

The Education Foundation accepts scholarship applications annually from December through March. Scholarship applications are reviewed by board members in April, and scholarships are awarded in May.  Recipients are selected by blind-review based on scholarship requirements, grades, involvement in extra-curricular activities and volunteerism.

For more a complete list of scholarships awarded visit  For more information, please contact Teresa Benden (979)-220-5955 or