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CSISD Education Foundation Commemorates 25th Anniversary with $25K in Special Scholarships

College Station, TX, May 17, 2024 – College Station ISD Education Foundation awarded $193,100 in scholarships to 130 graduating seniors on Tuesday, May 14 at Hilton College Station & Conference Center. Students, families and donors celebrated at the annual scholarship reception that Avinext sponsored.

A highlight of the night commemorated the 25th anniversary of the Education Foundation with five $5,000 scholarships awarded to CSISD’s exemplary graduating students.

“We are excited to support graduating seniors as they plan to further their education and prepare for the workforce,” said CSISD Education Foundation Executive Director Teresa Benden.  “It is only through the incredible support of our community that we can launch these students to the next chapter of their lives.”

Scholarships will launch graduating seniors for college and career readiness. Their plans include attending technical schools, four-year colleges and Ivy League universities, to study arts, agriculture, business, engineering, education, health, trades and others.

Awards ranged from $1,000 to $4,000, 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, Conlee-Garrett Moving, St. Joseph Health, Van Stavern Small Animal Hospital, and FUJIFILM Diosynth Technologies.  Local families and groups also provided academic, career and technology, special interest, and memorial scholarships.

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

The Education Foundation accepts scholarship applications annually from December through March. Board members review scholarship applications 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.