Establish a Scholarship

After reading the essay (from our scholarship applicant) I am in tears and in awe of this bright young man! Last year when we first thought of this idea of a scholarship, I thought Richard and I would be helping someone. What I failed to realize is the gift that I am receiving is immeasurable, it’s immense.

Sincerely, Grace Leal

Burbank Hispanic Scholarship Donor

STUDENT SCHOLARSHIPS

Each year, the SAISD Foundation supports more than $100,000 invested in student scholarships for higher education. The SAISD Foundation accepts funds from alumni, businesses, and community donors to support the dreams of SAISD students by providing funding for higher education.  If you are interested in creating a scholarship please don’t hesitate to contact us.  Also, if you are a student who has benefited from a scholarship, we want to hear your story.

ESTABLISHING A STUDENT SCHOLARSHIP

We accept one-time, multi-year, and endowed scholarships to support the higher education of our students. Scholarships will be designed to meet both donor intent and the needs of our students. Scholarships can be district-wide, multi-high school, or focused on students graduating from a specific high school or program in SAISD.  Scholarships may be in someone’s memory, designed to honor someone, or can commemorate an alumni class reunion or special event.  Interested?  We would like to visit on how you can make a difference in the lives of our students for years to come.  Already know you want to get started?  Visit the section below.  Visit the Scholarships page to view scholarships managed by the SAISD Foundation.

DESIGNING & AWARDING YOUR SCHOLARSHIP

Ready to design your scholarship to benefit students graduating from one or more SAISD high schools? Download a Restricted Account Set Up Form and the Scholarship Set Up Form.  Using the Scholarship Set Up Form, you can design how the student/students will be selected and awarded, the purpose of the scholarship and any specific criteria you would like to have for the award (area of study, type of student involvement, personal characteristics, type of institution the student will be attending, financial need, etc.).  You can create a specific scholarship application for students to fill out, or you can use the standard SAISD Scholarship Application.  You can select the recipients from a pool of applications we screen for you, or you can ask a scholarship committee from the District, School, or Foundation to select the recipients for you.  It is all up to you, just let us know how involved in the process you would like to be. We can also assist with fundraising for the scholarship by allowing online donations through Paypal for the scholarship you have created. We are also happy to visit with you and complete the paperwork together.  We can be reached at (210) 554-2235 or jgeelhoed@saisdfoundation.com.

By setting up a scholarship through the SAISD Foundation, the Foundation will process student awards and follow up with students on your behalf. We work closely with the SAISD Guidance and Counseling Department and individual high school counselors on all scholarships offered through the Foundation.  Thank you for considering starting a scholarship to help students in SAISD achieve their dreams!