Scholarships

HORACE W. GRAYS & CHARLES E. GRAYS SCHOLARSHIP FOR EXCELLENCE IN COMMUNITY SERVICE

The Grays Scholarship Endowment

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Education and Charities Foundation of Houston (ECFOH) Scholarship Programs

Welcome to the Education and Charities Foundation of Houston (ECFOH) scholarships website. ECFOH Scholarships are need based given to qualified students*, residing or who have graduated from High Schools in the Houston Metropolitan Area, who plan to earn a baccalaureate degree from an accredited college or university. Most scholarships are one year, non-renewable unless otherwise indicated in the award description.

To apply for an ECFOH scholarship, you must complete the on-line application and provide the following supporting documents (PDF format except for photo) to Scholarships@ecfohouston.org by March 31, 2019:

  • Resume
  • Photo
  • 2019-2020 FAFSA Confirmation Page (received from filing FAFSA)
  • Sealed official transcript (Mail to ECFOH c/o Scholarship Committee, PO Box 8217, Houston, TX 77288)
  • 3 – Letters of recommendation from current school professor or faculty member or community leader.
  • Essay: *In a minimum of 500 words, please address the following question: What inspired you to pursue a degree in your current field of study and how do you plan to use your studies to achieve your future career goals? (PDF Format)

By applying for an ECFOH Scholarship you agree to the following:

  • I understand that if all required information is not submitted by the requested date my application will be considered incomplete and not considered.
  • If chosen as a scholarship winner my picture may be used by ECFOH at their scholarship award banquet and in marketing materials.
  • If chosen as a scholarship winner, in accordance with the ECFOH Scholarship policy, it is my responsibility to remit to ECFOH the appropriate information for my scholarship to be paid

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HORACE W. GRAYS & CHARLES E. GRAYS SCHOLARSHIP FOR EXCELLENCE IN COMMUNITY SERVICE

The Horace W. Grays & Charles E. Grays Scholarship Endowment has been established by the Grays Family through Education and Charities Foundation of Houston (ECFOH) to honor the history and legacy of these men; husband, father, uncle and Brothers of Kappa Alpha Psi Fraternity Inc. This scholarship rewards students for their life-long community service commitments; recognizes students who have demonstrated a commitment to community service and promotes their growth as community leaders.

This scholarship is open to all Sophomore or Junior undergraduate members, in good standing, of Kappa Alpha Psi Fraternity Inc. enrolled full-time at Texas Southern University, University of Houston, or University of Houston Downtown.

Applications will be evaluated for demonstrated academic achievement, significant community service and professional promise, demonstrated record of volunteerism in the community in non-school sponsored activities and participation in extracurricular school activities.

Selected scholarship applicant will receive a one-year scholarship of $1,000 for the 2019 – 2020 academic school year. Full award will be disbursed at the beginning of the Fall semester.

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PROGRAM DETAILS:

Donor:

Horace W. Grays & Charles E. Grays Scholarship Endowment

Award:

$1,000

REQUIREMENTS:

Minimum GPA:

3.0 / 4.0

Letters of Recommendation:

One letter shall be from a Dean or Department Chair

Essay Topic:

Accomplishments and goals demonstrating community service commitment

Colleges / Universities:

Texas Southern University
University of Houston
University of Houston Downtown

Academic Classification:

College Sophomore, College Junior

Majors:

OPEN

Houston (TX) Alumni Chapter of Kappa
Alpha Psi, Fraternity Inc. Scholarship

The Houston (TX) Alumni Scholarship provided
through the Education and Charities Foundation of Houston (ECFOH),was created to promote and encourage post-high school education at Historically
Black Colleges and Universities (HBCUs)

This award aims to reward students whose dedication and academic achievements are reflective of those qualities necessary to achieve in college and
beyond.

This is a 4-year award and students receiving this award must maintain a minimum GPA of 3.0 to remain qualified for this award. If the GPA drops below 3.0 recipient has one semester to re-establish eligibility or forfeit all remaining disbursements.

Award will be disbursed in the Fall and
Spring semesters.

PROGRAM DETAILS:

Donor:

Houston (TX) Alumni Chapter of Kappa Alpha Psi Fraternity Inc.

Award:

$1,500
Annualy

REQUIREMENTS:

Minimum GPA:

3.0 / 4.0


Colleges / Universities:

HBCU

Academic Classification:

Graduating High School Senior

Majors:

Applied
Sciences

Education and Charities Foundation of
Houston Open Studies Scholarship

The Education and Charities Foundation of Houston (ECFOH) is proud to offer financial assistance to graduating high school seniors and continuing undergraduate students with a financial need attending a 4-year accredited college or University.


This scholarship is available to all students with declared or undeclared majors.

Selected scholarships applicants will receive a one-year scholarship of$1,000 for the 2018 – 2019 academic school year.


Full award will be disbursed at the beginning of the Fall semester.

PROGRAM DETAILS:

Donor:

Education and Charities Foundation of Houston

Award:

$1,000

REQUIREMENTS:

Minimum GPA

3.0 / 4.0

Academic Classification:

Graduating High School Senior, College Freshman, College
Sophomore, College Junior or College Senior

Majors:

Open

Education
and Charities Foundation of Houston Technology Studies Scholarship

The Education and Charities Foundation of Houston (ECFOH) is proud to offer financial assistance to graduating high school seniors and continuing undergraduate students with a financial need attending a 4-year accredited college or University majoring in a STEM related field.

Selected scholarships applicants will receive a one-year scholarship of up to $1,500 for the 2018 – 2019 academic school year.

Full award will be disbursed at the beginning of the Fall semester.

PROGRAM DETAILS:

Donor:

Education & Charities Foundation of Houston

Award:

$1,500

REQUIREMENTS:

Minimum GPA

3.0 / 4.0

Academic Classification:

Graduating High School Senior, College Freshman, College
Sophomore, College Junior or College Senior

Majors:

Science, Technology, Engineering, Math

Education
and Charities Foundation of Houston Business & Finance Studies
Scholarship

The Education and Charities Foundation of Houston (ECFOH) is proud to offer financial assistance to graduating high school seniors and continuing undergraduate students with a financial need attending a 4-year accredited college or University majoring in Business &Finance related fields.


Selected scholarships applicants will receive a one-year scholarship of up to $1,500 for the 2018 – 2019 academic school year.

Full award will be disbursed at the beginning of the Fall semester.

PROGRAM DETAILS:

Donor:

Education & Charities Foundation of Houston

Award:

$1,500

REQUIREMENTS:

Minimum GPA

3.0 / 4.0

Academic Classification:

Graduating High School Senior, College Freshman, College
Sophomore, College Junior or College Senior

Majors:

Business & Finance

HARRIS SCHOLAR

TheEducation and Charities Foundation of Houston (ECFOH), in partnership with the Harris Foundation is proud to offer financial assistance to outstanding students pursuing a degree in Science,Technology, Engineering, or Math related fields.


Founded in 1998 by Dr. Bernard A. Harris, Jr., The Harris Foundation, Inc.(THF) is a 501 (c) (3), non-profit organization based in Houston,Texas, whose mission is to invest in community-based initiatives
to support education, health and wealth.


Dr. Harris holds a Bachelor of Science (BS) in Biology from the University of Houston, a Master of Medical Science (MMS) from theUniversity of Texas Medical Branch at Galveston, a Master ofBusiness Administration (MBA) from the University of Houston ClearLake and a Doctorate of Medicine (MD) from Texas Tech UniversitySchool of Medicine.


Selected into the Astronaut Corp in January 1990, Dr. Harris as Payload Commander on Space Shuttle Discovery STS-63 in 1995, served on the first flight of the joint Russian-American Space Program,becoming
the “First African American to walk in Space.” A veteran astronaut for over nineteen years, he has logged more than438 hours and traveled over 7.2 million miles in space.


Selected scholarship applicants will receive a one-year scholarship of $2500 for the 2018 – 2019 academic school year.


Award will be disbursed in the Fall and Spring semesters.

PROGRAM DETAILS:

Donor:

Harris Foundation

Award:

$2,500

REQUIREMENTS:

Minimum GPA:

3.0 / 4.0

Academic Classification:

College Freshman

Majors:

Science, Technology, Engineering, Math

JACK BRADLEY MUSIC SCHOLARSHIP

The estate of Jack Bradley through The Education and Charities Foundation of Houston (ECFOH) is proud to offer financial assistance to outstanding students pursuing a degree in the fieldof music.


Selected scholarships applicants will receive a one-year scholarship of $500 for the 2018 – 2019 academic school year.


Full award will be disbursed at the beginning of the Fall semester.

PROGRAM DETAILS

Donor:

Estate of Jack Bradley

Award:

$500

REQUIREMENTS:

Minimum GPA:

3.0 / 4.0

Colleges / Universities:

Texas
Southern University

Academic Classification:

College Freshman, College Sophomore, College Junior, College
Senior

Majors:

Music

* Members and the immediate family of members of the Board of Directors of the Education and Charities Foundation of Houston (ECFOH) are not eligible for consideration of any scholarship distributed by the ECFOH. Members, initiates and immediate family of members and initiates of the Houston (TX) Alumni Chapter of Kappa Alpha Psi Fraternity Inc. are not eligible for consideration of the Houston (TX) Alumni Chapter of Kappa Alpha Psi, Fraternity Inc. Scholarship.