2016 – 2017 Scholarship Award Breakfast and Presentation
Tuesday, April 25, 2017
Excitement and enthusiasm filled Assistance League of Houston’s Chapter House on April 25th as students, parents, and faculty arrived for the Scholarship Award Breakfast and Presentation. The Houston Chapter awarded scholarships totaling $101,000 to 63 very deserving recipients for the 2016-2017 school year. Scholarships were awarded to graduating seniors from Sharpstown (HISD), Memorial, Stratford, Northbrook, Spring Woods, Westchester (SBISD), ProVision, YES Prep high schools and The Briarwood School. In addition, scholarships for Continuing Post-Secondary education were given to students of HCC VAST, as well as primary education scholarships for excelling Briarwood students.
When speaking with the students about their plans for their academic future and life goals, it made us proud to be able to assist these accomplished young people on their path to success. It has been our mission for over 49 years to help the children and young adults of the Houston community to reach their potential and fulfill their dreams for themselves, and for their community. After meeting and talking with these young people, it is easy to see that the future is in excellent hands. You can read below to hear the story of one Assistance League of Houston Scholarship Program recipient.
Thank you to everyone who, in giving to Assistance League of Houston, is helping to make dreams a reality for the next generation!
Dreams Can Be Achieved If You Believe – And Give!
A few years ago, we received this testimonial from one of our Scholarship recipients. It is such a joy to hear from students we have assisted in the past, and to know that our efforts have helped them achieve their goals and fulfill their dreams.
Congratulations Edra. We wish you every success in the future!
Dear Assistance League of Houston,
My name is Edra Yskollari, in 2008 I graduated from Sharpstown High School, and with your help I was able to go to Sam Houston State University. I recently graduated in December of 2013. I am currently a 3rd grade teacher in FortBend ISD. I could not have made it this far if it wasn’t for you all and your help. Knowing that someone believed in me and offered me money to go to school was a great motivation throughout my four years in college. I graduated on the Dean’s List (which I was on every semester while I was there).
I simply wanted to say thank you!
And here is Edra’s graduation picture. She looks like a woman ready to take on the world!