Investing in Our Future
Today’s workforce is competitive – especially jobs that can support a family. Employers are looking for a workforce with strong skills, not just technical knowledge and analytic ability. Sometimes the path to the right job is through traditional two and four year colleges. For other people, the path is through a solid technical or vocational school or program that fills the workforce gap. The Community Foundation has a range of scholarships to meet the diverse demands of the workforce marketplace.
Building the Future
The Community Foundation is honored to work with donors –people who are looking to further Montgomery County students’ post-high school education – interested in investing in our community’s future. Each Community Foundation scholarship is unique, reflecting the vision, values, and goals of the people establishing the fund. Scholarships in memory of an individual frequently reflect who that person was, to carry their memory into the future forever. The Community Foundation is pleased to offer 10 scholarship funds that have helped hundreds of high school and community college students over the years.
Each scholarship has been created for a specific reason. Some scholarships are unique to a specific school. Others are only for students planning to attend a particular educational institution. Some scholarships are available for technical or trade schools as well as two and four year degrees. Grant sizes vary, beginning at $400.
Applications are sent to high school career and college counselors in Montgomery County and the Financial Aid Office of Lone Star College Montgomery, as dictated by the scholarship criteria. There are no applications on this website. Please contact your high school counselor for the applications.
If you are a student, please click here to view a list of available scholarships to determine if one fits your unique situation and aspirations. Scholarship applications are emailed to your high school college and career counselor. Scholarship applications are not posted on this website.
If you are a donor, click here to find out more about how to establish a scholarship to invest in the future of Montgomery County students.
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Students Awarded in 2022
Scholarship Application Timeline
Scholarship Applications and Selection Committee requests are emailed to College and Career Counselor’s Office of prospective high schools, Lone Star College or SHSU School of Osteopathic Medicine by the end of January.
School Selection Committee Lists are due back for approval and ratification by the MCCF Distribution Committee and Board of Directors.
Student-completed applications are due to the high school college and career counesling office or eductional insitituion as dictated by the scholarship. Scholarship applications ARE NOT to be emailed or mailed to the offices of Montgomery County Community Foundation.
Scholarship Selection Committees’ recipient recommendations due to MCCF Distribution Committee.
MCCF Distribution Committee reviews recommendations and approves or disapproves of the recommended students.
Recommended students’ applications approved or not approved by Montgomery County Community Foundation Board of Directors.
2022 Carter Scholarship Winner
2022 Hope Scholarship Winner
2022 Carter Scholarship Winner
Steven Bolt - Barbara Brooks Scholarship Fund
Growing up with his single mother, Barbara, Steven witnessed first hand just how difficult things can be; the struggles, the heartaches, and the uncertainty. He feels taht often time, all you need is a helping hand to advance your family’s well-being. Steven said, “I was afforded an opportunity that helped change my life and would like single mothers to be given an opportunity to be set up for success.”
This scholarship will be available to single mothers returning to school to obtain a post high school degree or certification. They must demonstrate a financial need and be a resident of Montgomery County, Texas. Scholarships will be made available to Lone Star College Kingwood, Montgomery or Tomball. Students may be part time students. Applications are at the the college and career counselors offices at Montgomery County public high schools and at Lone Star College Kingwood, Montgomery and Tomball Fiancial Aid offices.
Henry & Billie Brooks Scholarship Fund
The Henry & Billie Brooks Scholarship provides need-based scholarships to students intending to enroll in Lone Star College-Montgomery as full-time students. Applicants must be a resident of Montgomery County and a United States citizen. Selected recipients will continue to receive scholarship monies from the Fund each semester for a continuous two year period provided that he/she successfully completes a minimum of 9 semester hours and maintains at least a 3.0-grade point average each semester. Students must demonstrate financial need as determined by the Financial Aid Office of Lone Star College-Montgomery. Applications are at the the college and career counselors offices at Montgomery County public high schools and at Lone Star College Montgomery Fiancial Aid office.
Keaton “KBuss” Bussell Memorial Scholarship Fund
Keaton – or KBuss as he was known by family and friends – graduated from Montgomery High School in May 2018 where he excelled at football, baseball, academics, the Anglers fishing club and had many friendships across the campus. He is mostly remembered for his servant’s heart and a deep love of his family. After a tragic accident took his life after graduation, Keaton’s family and friends established this fund as his legacy, based on the last line of his Bearbacker essay, “No matter how hard it gets, don’t give up.” This scholarship is given to a student at Montgomery High School and at Lake Creek High School in Montgomery ISD. Applications are available at the college and career counselors offices at those high schools
Shane Dickerson Carter Memorial Scholarship
The Shane Dickerson Carter Memorial Scholarship Fund was created to benefit Montgomery High School seniors who have demonstrated the Rotary International mission of “Service Above Self”. This scholarship provides funding for graduating seniors who have demonstrated their commitment to overcoming poverty, hunger, disease, illiteracy, homelessness, or other barriers to life, through their community and/or international volunteer efforts. Applicants must be able to demonstrate their commitment to the “achievement of world understanding and peace through local, national, and international humanitarian, educational, and cultural programs.” Special consideration is given to students who have recorded volunteer hours for the care and maintenance of Memory Park, located adjacent to the Charles B. Stewart West Branch Library, in Montgomery, Texas. Financial need is to be considered, but not required. Scholarships may be sought for college tuition or trade schools. Applications are available at the college and career counseling office at Montgomery High School.
Mary Jane Hamilton Memorial Scholarship
The Mary Jane Hamilton Memorial Scholarship was established to benefit students graduating from or have graduated from a Montgomery County high school intending to enroll in Lone Star College-Montgomery as full time students. Students must demonstrate financial need as determined by the Financial Aid Office of Lone Star College-Montgomery. Applications are available at the college and career counseling offices of the public high schools in Montgomery County and the Financial Aid office of Lone Star College Montgomery.
Hilton Family Endowed Scholarship
The Hilton Family Endowed Scholarship was created to benefit students from CISD’s Booker T. Washington High School. David and Debbie Hilton were the first members of their families to go to college and came from homes where they lived paycheck to paycheck. David secured his Ph.D. and Debbie has her Masters. They started their own company in The Woodlands and were able to put both their children through college. They have helped serveral people at their company further their education and wanted to reach out to those students least likely to have the funds to continue their education.
Applicants wishing to be considered for the Hilton Family Endowed Scholarship must reside in Montgomery County, Texas, have a financial need, and enroll in college or a post high school education or training program. US citizens and first generation college students are preferred but not required. Scholarship applications are available at the college and career counseling office of Washington High School. The first scholarships will be available in the Spring 2023. Scholarships may be renewed up to 4 years.
Hivnor Family Scholarship
The Hivnor Family Scholarship was created to benefit students from Willis High School that are participating in varsity athletics including, but not limited to, cheerleading and drill team. Applicants wishing to be considered for the Hivnor Family Scholarship must also be United States Citizens, reside in Montgomery County, Texas, and enroll in college as full time students. Recipients must be of good character, well-rounded, and motivated to succeed. Scholarship applications are available at the college and career counseling office of Willis High School.
Ruben W. Hope, Jr., Memorial Scholarship
The Ruben W. Hope, Jr., Memorial Scholarship was created by the Hope family and friends to honor Ruben’s passion for education and commitment to the people of Montgomery County. This scholarrship is available to Conroe High School students and graduating high school students who have attended the Ruben W. Hope, Jr. Elementary School. Scholarship applications are available at the CHS college and career counselor office or on the CHS scholarship portal.
Cort Martin Memorial Scholarship at Lone Star College-Montgomery
The Cort Martin Memorial Scholarship at Lone Star College-Montgomery was established to provide financial assistance to graduates of high schools in the Conroe Independent School District intending to enroll in Lone Star College-Montgomery as full-time students. Students must demonstrate financial need as determined by the Financial Aid Office of Lone Star College-Montgomery. Applications are available at CISD high school college and career counselors and Lone Star College Montgomery Finanical Aid Office.
Buddy Moorhead Memorial Scholarship
The Buddy Moorhead Memorial Scholarship was started in 1984 to honor the memory of Conroe High School Football Coach Buddy Moorhead. It has gone through many years of transition and now has a permanent home with MCCF. Senior students selected for this award must have participated in football at Conroe High School, have a reasonable chance of success in college, be of good character and a well-rounded individual, and must exemplify the ‘spirit’ of the Conroe Tigers. Financial need is to be considered but not required. Applications are available the CHS Scholarship Portal or from the CHS college and careeer counselor.
Alfred (Jimmie) & Joyce Soupart Scholarship
The Alfred (Jimmie) & Joyce Soupart Scholarship is a need-based scholarship for students of Conroe High School. Applying students must reside in Montgomery County, be a US citizen, have a GPA of 3.0 or higher, be of good character, and must enroll in college as a full-time student. Applications are at the CHS college and career counselor’s office or on the CHS scholarship portal.
Sowers Family All Means All Scholarship
The Sowers Family All Means All Fund supports Conroe ISD graduating students who have the drive to continue their eduction after high school and have participated in CISD’s All Means All program. Scholarship applications are through CISD’s All Means All program for students entering 9th grade.
TORI (Texas Osteopathic Rural Initiative) Scholarship
The Texas Osteopathic Rural Initiative (TORI) Scholarship for Sam Houston State University’s College of Osteopathic Medicine was set up by Keith Wagner in honor of his daughter, Tori, who is a surgeon in rural Tennessee. Keith recongized the need for college students from rural areas in East Texas to pursue a medical degree and return back to their homes to pratice medicine. A scholarship from this fund will be available in the spring of 2023 to an incoming student and can be renewed annually.