The foundation supported me on my journey to attending college by alleviating some of the financial stress in these difficult times. They allowed me to make my admission decision more on my personal goals and what was right for me, rather than what was easier or less of a risk in an already uncertain future.
Growing up with parents who immigrated to America for a better life, for their children, has motivated me to never give up on myself no matter how difficult life gets. My parents have sacrificed so much for me, so I want to make their sacrifices worth it by always giving my all and trying harder to get good grades. I have just begun my undergraduate career as a freshman at Texas A&M University and I am majoring in Biomedical Sciences. I plan to pursue a career in the medical field and upon graduating from Texas A&M University in 2024 I hope to get accepted into medical school. Thanks to Cypress Fairbanks Educational Foundation, I am one step closer to reaching my education and career goals.
I am a recipient of a scholarship from the Cy-Fair Educational Foundation! Their contribution to my college education has helped to ensure that I can attend college. I have a large family and my parents have a hard time paying for all of my siblings’ extracurriculars on top of college. We have had to take out a few loans just to make sure that I will have my college expenses covered. The generosity of the Cy-Fair Educational Foundation has made it so that I won’t be completely drowning in debt after I graduate. I am so grateful to have been chosen!
This scholarship impacted my life in a huge way! As a first-generation college student and an immigrant, I was struggling with how I would come up with the money for college. I knew I wanted to further my education, but the thought of loans and debt was so scary. When I submitted the application for this scholarship I did not think I would receive the $10,000 scholarship! As I walked across the stage to receive it, all I could do was say thank you over and over again. Because of CFEF, I am now studying to get into LAW SCHOOL next year!!!! THANK YOU CFEF for changing my life for the better
CFEF has given me a huge and life-changing gift...a gift to go to college. CFEF award, helped me, coming from a low-income, first-generation student, to attend college. They changed my life, I don't have to worry about expenses and my focus is completely on making the best grades possible. Thank you so so much!
The Cy-Fair Educational Foundation has sponsored my education at the University of Texas at Austin. I have learned more than I could ever dream of at my school, and it was possible thanks to the generosity and philanthropy of the Cy-Fair Educational Foundation. The Adam Jackson Skinner Scholarship that I received through CFEF has not only financed several years of my college education, but it has also given me the ability to focus on my studies. As a result, I am proud to report that I have received a perfect 4.0 GPA for my first two semesters in college. I have also been able to be involved in organizations and programs that I find meaningful and fulfilling. I spend a lot of my free time attending Pre-Law seminars and meeting with lawyers in my community. On the weekends, I am able to volunteer by judging other inspiring students at National Speech and Debate tournaments. I am also able to invest my time in my greatest passion which is politics and government. I have served on two campaigns as an intern for several prominent Democrats in Texas. The greatest part about being a CFEF Scholarship recipient is that I was able to attend the perfect school for me despite the high tuition costs. The University of Texas is in the heart of the state’s capital, so I am constantly surrounded by some of the most inspiring public servants. The political atmosphere of Austin has given me extreme insight into the legal world of law that I would not have received anywhere else. Being surrounded by a web of political opportunities has reaffirmed my decision to attend law school and earn my JD from Yale University. For these reasons I am forever grateful to the Cy-Fair Educational Foundation and all those who continuously fund and support the education of young, talented and bright students in the Cy-Fair school district. I know that one day I will be able to give back to my community in the same way that CFEF has rewarded me, but until then I want to express my utmost gratitude for the foundation and all the charitable and promising work it does every year by financing the education of so many ambitious students like myself.
-Cregory E. Moulton
This nonprofit organization was a great help financially for me to continue my education. Also, when I had any questions, the responses were quick.
Cypress Fairbanks Educational Foundation has drastically help me afford my first year of college tuition. This has helped give me some free time to focus on myself and improve myself instead of having to work as much to pay for classes and textbooks etc. I never expected to get rewarded this scholarship but I’m very excited to have been rewarded this big scholarship that helped me in many ways and I can’t thank the scholarship foundation enough for believing in me and helping me.
The CyFair educational foundation has helped my family tremendously with the cost of sending me to college. I have been a CyFair student for my entire K-12 years and I never had a bad experience. All CyFair teachers and faculty treat students with respect and dignity and I love the family that I have created over the years.
I am so grateful for the generosity of this organization. By awarding me the CFEF Scholarship In Memory of Rona Martin Abshire, my financial burden was lightened which allowed me to focus more on the most important aspect of school- learning. Their generosity has inspired me to help others and give back to the community. I hope one day I will be able to help students achieve their goals just as they helped me.
The Cy-Fair Educational Foundation has given me the opportunity to further my education at New York University, where I’ve been able to further my educational career in a place where I can pursue my wildest dreams, free of judgement. In such uncertain times, it truly is a blessing to know the foundation supports me no matter what.
2019 Scholarship Recipient
The CFEF has helped me greatly because I thought it would have been impossible for me to obtain more money for me to attend my university. Thanks to CFEF’s help, I am able to attend my university, Sam Houston State University today as a sophomore and achieve my goal of becoming a teacher.
This organization offered me a scholarship that enabled me to attend a 4-year university. Through this, I have been able to find incredible success in the academic environment, because I was better able to focus on school instead of finances. Furthermore, I am in the process of applying to medical school. None of this would have been available without CFEF.
The Cy-Fair Educational Foundation has made immense impact on my journey to pursue higher education. As a first generation student the scholarship I received increased my confidence as a student and allowed me to focus more on my studies. Thank you so much for investing in my future and helping me excel academically.
I an so grateful for getting my scholarship through CFEF. It has helped me so much. I am a triplet and have an older brother and a younger sister. This scholarship has help me take the burden off my parents of paying for college tuition, like they have to for my 4 siblings. College is a lot of money and I really wanted to go through it and not have it burden my parents financially. Thanks to this scholarship it was able to happen. I owe my college experience to them. I have been able to join a sorority and have a normal college experience thanks to them. Thank you.
Through a generous scholarship awarded through the Cy-Fair Educational Foundation, I was able to afford my pursuit of higher education. As a prospective first-generation college student in the summer of 2020, my utmost concern throughout the majority of those months was whether or not I would be able to afford an education that wouldn't leave me in debt for decades to come. I applied for a scholarship from this foundation with the hope that I would receive a small amount that would lessen the financial strain, but the generosity of the donors within this organanization had surpassed my expectations! This organization is making an affordable college education a reality for me, and they are worthy of being recognized.
Hello! I was awarded a scholarship this spring by the CFEF organization, and I am really thankful for this award because it is helping me pay for the classes I am taking at my University this fall. This organization's generosity helps me focus more on my school work without the stress of some of the finances that come along with going to school.
CFEF awarded me a scholarship in my senior year of high school that allowed me to attend community college without paying for a majority of my first year. Because of this, I had much more money saved up for when I transferred to Texas State. I'm so grateful for what they did for me and many of my classmates that has allowed us to be successful without worrying about money.
When I was a high school graduate, my top fear was not being able to pay for college tuition. CFEF gave me peace of mind that I wouldn't have to struggle with finances while attending college, which opened up a whole new world to me.
The Cypress Fairbanks Educational Foundation equipped me with the tools I needed to succeed in the college setting. College expenses are a lot to think about on top of schoolwork and exams, so their generosity allowed me to place all of my focus on doing my very best academically in order to be prepared for entering the workforce after graduation. They had a big impact on my life, and I know many other scholarship recipients feel the same way.
I was rewarded the Schroeder Scholarship and it helped me tremendously! I am so thankful for the opportunity the Foundation has given me. Without the scholarship I would not have been able to further my education and pursue my dream. The foundation offered tutors and mentors along the way to help further our education to give us the best experience ever.
The Cypress Fairbanks Educational foundation gave me the opportunity to recieve a scholarship and further my education by helping me financially. Im super grateful for the support theyve shown me!
Cy-Fair Education Foundation has helped me financially and as a student. They provided me with a mentor so I can have some guidance on my academic journey.
My dad passed away unexpectedly my sophomore year of high school leaving my mom to have to pay for college. CFEF helped me and my family significantly with a $15,000 scholarship for college.
The Cypress Fairbanks Educational Foundation has awarded $10 million in scholarships. They have helped many students and families financially including me.
The financial aid from this nonprofit was a stepping stone for me toward future scholarships! It helped me gain confidence and believe that there are generous organizations out there that are willing to invest in the future generations.
This foundation has gave me hope in continuing school and pursing my dream into becoming a American Sign Language interpreter. I will continue to further my education with the help from Cy-Fair foundation.
The Cy Fair Educational Foundation is filled with amazing people! I entered for a scholarship and I ended up winning the Watson Foundation Scholarship and I just found their whole process to be so professional and caring! If it wasn’t for Covid-19 al of the recipients would have been invited to a celebration banquet but sadly we could not. However, that did not stop them from still celebrating us. Thank you CFEF for your contribution to my college success!
They have helped give me the financial freedom to pursue my career interests to the fullest extent I desire.
Going into college, i didn’t have very much and I really didn’t want to make my parents pay for my school. I won a $1,500 scholarship for Fall of 2018 and that helped me out with my school supplies and textbooks. I hope everyone in need of a bit of extra money for college, applies. It’s well worth it! Thank you Cy-Fair Educational Foundation!!!
CFEF provides funding for a professional development program offered through a partnership between the district and Quantum Learning. These courses saved my career and changed my vision of what teaching can be. These systems in turn helped me better reach students and change lives.
Receiving a scholarship from the CFEF has opened many pathways for me and has enabled me to get into college worry free. Working with the CFEF has been very enlightening because the foundation sincerely cares for the students and are truly determined to help students from different backgrounds succeed. The dedication that the members of the foundation put into helping students thrive is outstanding and for that I am sincerely thankful.
I applied for CFEF scholarship and I was lucky enough to earn a $2000 scholarship. But the financial support isn't the only thing that I received from them. They also gave me a mentor to help me transition into college and guide me to get the best out of my college education.
Coming from a family of seven kids, money has always been extremely tight. Working hard for us wasn’t an option, it was a necessity because we needed all the help we could get. When I found out that I received a $10,000 scholarship from Cyfair Educational Foundation, I literally started crying. Even with working 3 jobs, I’d only managed $7,000 over the course of 7 months, and CFEF had granted me more than what I could’ve earned in a second. They helped me pay for my college, and they made it possible for my family to not stress so much. CFEF changes and blesses lives through their desire to help students, their genuine mentoring program, and their constant inspirational events. They’re amazing. They changed my life, and I know they will continue to change the future recipient’s lives too.
I have received scholarship from Cy-fair educational foundation, i just wanted to thank everyone who made this scholarship possible for me. organizations such as these serve students like us, who would have otherwise choose not to attend college because of the rising cost of education.
I have been a Trustee on the CFEF Board for about 19 years now. Education is a subject I care very deeply about and working with CFEF has been a joy. Several years ago, I was asked to Chair a newly forming Student Success Committee and I was pleased to do so. As a former counselor with the Lone Star College System, student success is something very close to my heart. We match our Scholars with a Success Coach for the students'
freshman year. I have written a "Success Tips" manual we give to each student and we each week we send out a Success Tip. Sharing these tips gives our Coaches and Scholars a chance to touch base. Sometimes just having an adult in their corner--who is not their parent--means a lot. Plus we are available to answer questions, be their cheerleader, or provide what ever support is needed.
CFEF is a wonderful organization, filled with people who work tirelessly for the betterment of our graduating high school seniors. I am proud to be a member of this amazing team!
As a student with only a single mother to raise me, it was going to be near to impossible to fund my college tuition. I applied for multiple scholarships and right at the end of the school year I was granted one from CFEF. I can't thank them enough for this blessing. It will help tremendously with my tuition and take a huge burden off of my family's back. I recommend applying to this scholarship for future students because they really take the time to notice the hard work and time that you have spent during your school career. Thank you again CFEF!
I really appreciate this scholarship program because it has inspired me to continue my dreams. I did not receive many scholarships. Fortunately, CFEF awarded me a scholarship that helps me fund my education. I recommend every college bound student to apply to this amazing scholarship.
After applying a variety of scholarships, I was dejected by each results. Thankfully CFEF has given me a miracle. Thanks to CFEF, I am able to reduce the amount of tuition that I have to pay for the years to come during college. CFEF has made a difference in my family's finances and I encourage any student to apply for their scholarships. CFEF has taken all consideration for one's hard work in their education and they will graciously award to those who deserve the aid. CFEF came into my life as another app, they left as a legend.
Cy-Fair Education Foundation (CFEF) is a great organization that seeks out hard-working young students to help further their educational and life goals beyond high school. I was so fortunate this year to have been selected as a CFEF scholarship recipient. Personally, this scholarship will allow me to attend Texas A&M University and maintain focus on my studies while only working a minimum number of hours at a part-time job. Thank You So Much CFEF for believing in me! Michael W.
After applying and being rejected from many scholarships, one feels like another statistic when applying. I felt that my chances were low when applying, but the CFEF evaluates one's conditions and picks who they think deserves it need-based. I felt immediately relieved when receiving such a wonderful scholarship. I cannot thank them more for honoring me with the award.
After working hard for 4 years and studying day and night I finally got a scholarship. I honestly thought I was not going to get the scholarship because of all the previous scholarships I applied for but the CFEF did not let my hard work go to waste. If your not getting positive results anywhere else then you should definitely give this scholarship a try.
After a rigorous 4 years of putting my all into my extracurricular activities and activities, I finally feel like all my hard work is paying off. All thanks to CFEF. This organization has given me a chance to not only feel valued, but has increased my motivation so much! Thank you for everything CFEF!
I applied just before graduation thinking I was too late to receive any assistance.
I got a call from Holly that really made me realize that the hard work I did in High School
did not go unnoticed. This scholarship really came at a great time and will allow me to start
focusing on what is important, my continued higher education. It is never to late!! Thanks
Cy-Fair Educational Foundation and its stakeholders work tirelessly to raise money for scholarships for Cy-Fair ISD students. I have seen the impact these scholarships have had on the students and many of them are life-changing. Each year we help send many high school graduates to college who will be the first person in their family to attend college. I am honored to work with an organization which impacts the community in such a powerful way.
CFEF is an outstanding organization! I received a scholarship from them and they were beyond generous and helpful. They really do seek to help those most in need and for that I cannot thank them enough.
I didn't expect to receive a scholarship from CFEF but I did and I'm very thankful for it. The process and the promptness in which they handle paper work and communication us outstanding.
I never thought I would win a scholarship until CFEF made me feel like my accomplishments in high school were well deserving of one. Holly made the paperwork process so much more convenient and simple, which shows how CFEF is just trying to lend a helping hand. This organization has really motivated me to keep applying for scholarships because of the huge success I have had with CFEF.
This organization has given me an opportunity to focus on my schoolwork rather than worring about pulling together money to pay for my classes. I thoroughly thank this organization for giving me my scholarship.
CFEF made me feel like a unique individual. They are very helpful and understanding to students and provide great scholarship opportunities.
I have been involved with this organization and Salute to Our Heros since it's inaugural event. I can not say enough about the time, talent and dedication that Marie and Bethany devote to their jobs. They are an amazing pair! The Salute to Our Heros have continued to grow and get better each year. I hope to be a part of this amazing cause for the rest of my life.
Only being a trustee a short time, I have experienced a multitude of opportunities to see the integrity and level of professionalism the Cy-Fair Education Foundation has shown the Cy-Fair community. As a growing community we rely on many non-profits to meet the needs of many in our area. The CFEF has a pulse on the educational and scholarship needs of our district and regularly amazes me at the expertise in all of our events and projects to help the students of CFISD succeed. I am so proud to be a part of an amazing organization!
CFEF is an organization that serves its mission daily. By raising money for needy students and teacher professional development in our school district, we insure continuous education and improvement. I am truly humbled by working with such an amazing Board of Trustees who diligently provide for the neediest in our community.
I am one of the newest Board Members of the CFEF and I can honestly say that my short experience has been transformative as well as rewarding. I recently retired after a 32 year career in education. Student and teacher success are my passion. This organization not only helped fulfill my need for a continued sense of purpose, it has introduced me to an entirely new world of behind the scenes CFISD supporters. My monthly interactions with business and community leaders in and even beyond the Cy-Fair area have opened my eyes to how important our district, our teachers, and our students are to the entire community. My greatest joy so far has been in reading and evaluating scholarship applications as well as actually presenting those awards at my former high school. The CFEF vision is to host community-based and participative events to raise money to provide scholarships for CFISD graduates. I look forward with great anticipation to many more years of service to the Cy-Fair Community and CFISD.
I've had privilege of serving as a Trustee on the foundation for 3 years. I've seen the fruit of our labor at scholarship recipient nights at many of the CFISD High Schools. My fellow trustees work tirelessly to raise funds through fundraisers in the community and spreading the good news of the foundation to others in hopes they will get involved to provide the financial means to deserving students and teachers within CFISD. I'm blessed to be a part of such a successful foundation that's been in place for 40+ years. We have much more to accomplish.
I am honored to have the opportunity to give back to our community by volunteering with the Cy-Fair Educational Foundation. For the last 8 years as a committee person and volunteer on the Salute to the Stars Gala, I have been raising funds and soliciting donations on behalf of CFEF. The event, while geared to celebrating the dedication of outstanding teachers on each campus of the CFISD district, has had the added benefit of raising seriously needed funds. This has powerfully affected me and my family. Knowing the growing need within our community for scholarships for students and grants for teachers, we promote the event within the community to raise awareness. As a trustee for the last year, I have served on the scholarship committee and was able to see first hand the contributions applicants have made to sustain their families and themselves. Many, working while going to school, put groceries on the table or pay utility bills. This has certainly been an eye-opener and has made my efforts even more critical. If I can help just one child succeed in stopping the cycle of poverty with the funds to support their education, my assistance has been life affirming. Again, it is my honor to be part of CFEF.
It is an honor and privilege to serve as a Trustee for the CFEF, mainly due to the commitment and dedication the volunteers have for the Cypress community. With tremendous focus and vision, the CFEF continues to grow with one goal in mind; making this community a stronger place by focusing on the students of Cy-Fair ISD. The result of this dedication is evident by the number of lives this foundation impacts on a daily basis. Once again, I am honored to be part of such a great organization.
I have truly enjoyed my time as a Trustee for the CFEF. The Cy-Fair community is a special one, and this foundation is often times a wonderful link between the Cy-Fair Independent School District and the amazing community we serve. I have personally witnessed more than a dozen young lives that have been positively impacted by the CFEF, and have seen first hand how these students appreciate the assistance and guidance they've received through the Foundation. Whether through Salute to the Stars, the B.F. Adams Golf Tournament, the Cypress Hoops Invitational, or the Salute to the Heroes event, the Foundation is consistently taking a leadership role in the community, and continues to demonstrate integrity and focus on achieving its goals and objectives. I'm proud to be a part of this amazing organization.
I have been a trustee for the Cypress-Fairbanks Educational Foundation for a few years now. It has truly been a pleasure to serve with some of the most professional and caring people. The thing that has touched me the most is hearing the past recipients of scholarships speak about how even a small scholarship put them on the road to a higher education in which some only dreamed of. It has really been inspirational to me to hear some of these young people speak so passionately about what career choice they would like to take and why. I know that the CFEF makes a difference in the community and changes lives.
I choose to participate in "donate to educate" through a monthly payroll deduction. It's easy and I know my money is truly making an impact on students' lives through CFEF! I have also volunteered and worked on events benefiting the foundation. I am always impressed by the focus on scholarships and children. Keep up the great work for kids in CyFair!
I recently completed grading scholarship applications submitted by high school Seniors. Cy Fair educational foundation is definitely impacting students' lives. Students who receive these scholarships often are the first in their families to attend college. This is a life-changing opportunity for these students. The Foundation also provides support and encouragement to scholarship recipients by providing a Student Success Coach who is a Board member. The Foundation awarded 97 scholarships totaling over $295,000.00 to students in 2013. Additional recipients will be awarded scholarships in May 2014.
Review from Guidestar
I was introduced to the Cy Fair Educational Foundation in the 1990's. My boss had served for years as a Trustee and he continues to serve as a Trustee Emeritus of the Foundation. He strongly believes in providing educational opportunities for students. I served as an Advisory Trustee and then was invited to serve as a Trustee in 1996. Working with the Board of Trustees and participating in grading student scholarships has been a rewarding experience. It has been very encouraging to visit with local Cy-Fair businesses and to see their commitment and support of the Foundation. Our Cy-Fair community is very supportive of the fundraising events benefiting the Cy Fair Educational Foundation.
I wanted to take a moment to thank the Cy-Fair Educational Foundation for the Schroder Scholorship I received for the 2013-2014 school year.
This scholorship allowed me the opportunity to take additional course work in both the Fall and Spring and I was even able to utlilize some of the additional funds to take a winter mini mester course.
Marie Holmes and her team were available to help me with questions regarding paperwork and deadlines and even online transcript issues. They were always pleasant and helpful realizing that I was a Freshman and this was all new to me.
I enjoyed the scholorship get together and enjoyed meeting the other recipients as well as the two advisors. Being sent a weekly email with encourgment and tips to aid me in the Freshman year, by the advisors was most helpful.
I am so grateful that I was a recipient and I only wish I was eligible to apply again for the 2014-2015 school year.
Thank you for all you did to make getting started in college a little easier for me.
I have been associated with the CFEF for quite some time. They have helped a lot of kids realize the dream of attending college through their hard work and dedication to fundraising. The board runs the foundation like a business. Overhead expenses are kept as low as possible so the most money possible goes to the recipients. The board operates the foundation with integrity and honesty. This foundation is top notch.
I am very happy to serve as a Trustee for the Cy-Fair Educational Foundation with the other dedicated members/professionals that make up the Board. I firmly believe that the support/investments the Foundation makes to the Teachers and Students of the CFISD to be necessary, noble and to be life changing for all the recipients. And for that reason this is a organization that I take great pleasure to be a part of. This is truly a 5 Star Organization.