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BridgeYear is a Houston nonprofit who connects underserved youth to careers and educational pathways that provide economic stability and independence. Through the Career Test Drive® and Advising programs, students explore and pursue affordable, successful career pathways.

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Crime Stoppers

Through active partnerships and collaborations, citizen empowerment and educational outreach, Crime Stoppers of Houston is leading the Bayou City and State of Texas with innovative crime prevention programming to keep our communities safe. Established in the early 1980’s as solely a Tip Line Program, Crime Stoppers now offers a robust public safety program that is reaching millions each year.

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Financial Aid Information

Financial Aid can be a mystery to families and students. Below find several resources to help demystify the process.

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Houston Community College

Houston Community College is an open-admission, public institution of higher education offering a high-quality, affordable education for academic advancement, workforce training, career development, and lifelong learning to prepare individuals in our diverse communities for life and work in a global and technological society.

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Texas High School Aerospace Scholars is an authentic STEM learning experience for Texas high school juniors to engage with NASA’s mission and become the next generation of explorers. Like-minded students complete an online curriculum in exploration and discovery. The highest achieving students are invited to attend a 5-day virtual experience plus a 2-day onsite to NASA’s Johnson Space Center in Houston, TX during the summer. Mentored by NASA scientists and engineers, students work in teams to plan a mission to the Moon and Mars.

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Additional Scholarship Opportunities

Marvy Finger Family Foundation Scholarship

The Marvy Family Foundation provides full scholarships to students who are interested in learning skills that lead to high-paying, fast-growing jobs. These scholarships are available for Career and Technical Certificate and Degree Programs in a two-year college.

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Greater Houston Community Foundation

The Greater Houston Community Foundation (GHCF) administers a variety of unique scholarship funds that grant over $3 million annually to college students. The scholarship funds have been established by thoughtful and generous donors and each has a unique set of eligibility criteria and award structure.

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The Terry Foundation Scholarship

The Terry Freshman Scholarship, known as the Terry Traditional Scholarship, is awarded to Texas high school seniors who have been accepted for admission to one of the Terry-affiliated public universities in Texas. Award of the scholarship is based on a student’s academics, leadership (evidenced by extra-curricular participation and community service), and financial need.

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LULAC National Educational Service Centers, Inc.

LNESC has developed a program model that services disadvantaged students at all stages of educational development. LNESC develops and delivers a range of services at the elementary, middle, and high school levels.

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