John H. Howard Memorial Scholarships offered


BRYAN – John H. Howard of Austin County loved and respected the land, and he wanted to leave it better than he found it. Family and friends have established a scholarship to honor his memory and is dedicated to identifying students and future leaders who are interested in continuing his legacy.
Graduating seniors from Brenham High School, Bellville High School, Burton High School, Sealy High School and Brazos High School who are interested in attending a licensed, accredited trade/vocational school, technical school or community college [e.g., Texas State Technical College, Blinn College–Hodde Technical Educational Center, Vista College, etc.] in Texas are encouraged to apply.
Preference will be given to students seeking certification in a trade or related training. Students showing an aptitude for certain trades are encouraged to apply including career interests in information technology, veterinary tech, auto mechanics, barber/cosmetology, dental assistant, dog training, environmental management, floral design, healthcare, HVAC/R, occupational therapy, paralegal, paramedic, plumbing, police, welding, X-ray/radiology technician, horse shoeing [farrier], appliance repair, plumbing, among other vocational trades.
Five scholarships will be awarded in the amount of $5,000 each. Applications are available at or may be obtained from the school counselor. Completed applications must be postmarked by Friday, March 29.
Established in 2003, the Community Foundation serves as the 7-county region of the Brazos Valley as your trusted partner for everything charitable through its work with donors, businesses and nonprofit charities to build and sustain vibrant communities. At its core, the Foundation is a nonprofit organization created with gifts from generous people who are committed to local causes. For donors, the Foundation serves as a philanthropic advisor. For the communities it serves, the Foundation serves as a grant making and civic leader. With over $8.1M in assets, the Foundation has invested more than $1.3 million in grants and scholarships to support local causes that change lives and impact the communities it serves. For more information, visit or call us at 979.589.4305.


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