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Our mission is...

to partner with the community to provide resources that:

  • inspire learning and teaching
  • enrich opportunities
  • recognize successes of students and educators

 


Shining a Light on 25 Years

Donors, board members, and staff gathered at The George Hotel to commemorate the 25th Anniversary of the Education Foundation!  Since its inception in 1999, the Foundation has been committed to supporting students and teachers in CSISD, and this milestone marks a momentous journey of growth and success. Read more HERE.


A Tasty 50 Men Who Can Cook 2024

Thanks again to our generous community who helped make 50 Men Who Can Cook 2024 a HUGE success!  If you cooked, donated a sponsorship or silent auction item, volunteered, participated in the silent auction, bought a mystery bag, played Plinko or just plain had fun at the event...THANK YOU for supporting CSISD teachers and students!

Click to see photos from 50 Men!

Thank you Fig-Mint Photography!

 


Bright Ideas for Classroom Grants

The College Station ISD Education Foundation surprised district teachers with over $325,000 in grant funding at its annual Grant Patrol on Thursday, Nov. 16. The celebration marked $2.5 million in total grants awarded to teachers since 1999.  This year, 72 grants will fund impactful programs in the areas of career and technical education, fine arts, leadership, STEM, literacy, health, special education and more. Exciting projects include drones, computer building, little Olympics, law enforcement tools, and equipment for theater and arts. Grants will benefit over 14,000 students and 2,000 teachers and staff at 19 campuses in CSISD.

 

 

 

Our First Endowed Teacher Grant

Thanks to the generosity of Tom and Laura Hafford, the College Station ISD Education Foundation has established its FIRST named endowment for teacher grants. Given to honor their daughter, Jill Faith who is a counselor at A&M Consolidated High School, the Hafford Family Endowed Teacher Grant will provide $1,000 annually to support impactful classroom instruction and innovation. Thank you to the Haffords for SHINING BRIGHT FOR College Station ISD! Read more HERE!

 

Give Where You Live!

Thank you to everyone who helped us raise over $81,000 for CSISD schools during BRAZOS VALLEY GIVES!  Because of a donation made by Veronica Evans and her son Cody during Brazos Valley Gives, they won the opportunity to choose and present a check for $2,500 from the Education Foundation to Rock Prairie Elementary Principal Jeff Durand and Assistant Principal Renee Sanders to be used at their campus as needed.  A BIG thank you also to matching sponsors Ace Fence and the Greater Texas Foundation! Learn more HERE!

 

 

 

 

 


 

 

 

 

  • Students Inspired

    14,397

  • Teachers & Staff Supported

    2,592

  • Campuses Equipped

    19

  • Community Improving the World

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CSISD Education Foundation Hits $1 Million Milestone in Scholarships Awarded

College Station, TX, May 15, 2023 – Thanks to the generosity of the community, College Station ISD Education Foundation surpassed a landmark $1 million in scholarships awarded since its inception in 1999. This year, 117 scholarships totaling $159,100 were awarded to reach this monumental achievement. The annual scholarship awards reception was held on Monday, May 15, at Pebble Creek Country Club.  Over 500 students, family members and donors attended the red-carpet-themed event sponsored by Avinext.

 

“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 have reached this landmark level of scholarships.”

 

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

 

Awards range 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, St. Joseph Health, Van Stavern Small Animal Hospital, and FUJIFILM Diosynth Technologies.  Local families and groups also provide 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 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.

 

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