Scholarships

Education and Charities Foundation of Houston (ECFOH) Scholarship Programs

Welcome to the Education and Charities Foundation of Houston (ECFOH) scholarships website. The ECFOH directly funds and administers scholarships for both graduating seniors and continuing undergraduates. Scholarships are awarded to qualified students 1,2 , evaluated for both merit and need, residing or who have graduated from High Schools in the Houston Metropolitan Area. Please review the individual award program descriptions for minimum required criteria, disbursement schedule and duration.


To apply for an ECFOH scholarship, you must complete the on-line application and provide the following supporting documents to Scholarships@ECFOHouston.org by June 30, 2021 in the format identified:

 

  • Resume (PDF)
  • High-Res Digital Photo (.jpeg) (Graduating HS Seniors: Cap and Gown. Undergraduate Applicants: Business Attire)
  • 2021-2022 FAFSA Confirmation Page (Must include name and EFC)
  • Official transcript (Mailed to ECFOH Scholarship Committee, PO Box 8217, Houston, TX 77288 or Secure Link emailed to Scholarships@ECFOHouston.org)
  • 3 – Letters of recommendation from current school professor or faculty member or community leader. (PDF)
  • Essay: In a minimum of 500 words, please address the following question, unless otherwise specified in the award description: 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)

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

CLICK HERE FOR THE SCHOLARSHIP APPLICATION

HORACE W. GRAYS & CHARLES E. GRAYS SCHOLARSHIP FOR EXCELLENCE IN COMMUNITY SERVICE
(Not Available for 2021-2022 Academic Year)

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 2020 – 2021 academic school year. Full award will be disbursed at the beginning of the Fall semester.


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 – Junior

Majors:

OPEN

Houston (TX) Alumni Chapter of Kappa Alpha Psi, Fraternity Inc. Scholarship1,2

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.

This award will be made in 2 disbursements annually 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 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 H.S. Seniors & Continuing Undergraduates

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 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 H.S. Seniors & Continuing Undergraduates

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 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 H.S. Seniors & Continuing Undergraduates

Majors:

Business & Finance

HARRIS SCHOLAR

The Education 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 the University of Texas Medical Branch at Galveston, a Master of Business Administration (MBA) from the University of Houston Clear Lake and a Doctorate of Medicine (MD) from Texas Tech University School 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 than 438 hours and traveled over 7.2 million miles in space.


Selected scholarship applicants will receive a one-year scholarship of $2500 for the 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:

Graduating H.S. Seniors & Continuing Undergraduates

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 field of music.


Selected scholarships applicants will receive a one-year scholarship of $500 for the 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:

Graduating H.S. Seniors & Continuing Undergraduates

Majors:

Music

KATIEMAE FARMS SCHOLARSHIP 1,3

The recipient of this scholarship, the “Harding Scholar” must enroll and major in a STEM curriculum or a Trade Program leading to an applied Trade Profession (e.g., Radiation Therapist, Dental Hygienist, Electrician, Geological and Petroleum Technician, Plumber, HVAC Technician, Automotive Technician, Physical Therapy Assistant, etc.)

This scholarship is open to graduating seniors and continuing undergraduates. 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.

This award will be made in 2 disbursements annually in the Fall and Spring semesters.

PROGRAM DETAILS

Donor:

The Harding Family Revocable Trust

Award:

$2,000

REQUIREMENTS:

Minimum GPA:

2.8 / 4.0 H.S. Senior
3.0 / 4.0 Undergraduate

Academic Classification:

Graduating H.S. Seniors & Continuing Undergraduates

Majors:

STEM curriculum or a Trade Program

LEONARD J. COLEMAN KAPPA LEAGUE ACHIEVEMENT SCHOLARSHIP1,2,3

Leonard J. Coleman, a Brother of Kappa Alpha Psi Fraternity Inc, and member of the Houston (TX) Alumni Chapter (HAC) has established this scholarship for African-American young men in need to achieve their academic and professional goals.


This scholarship is open to graduating African-American H.S. Seniors who have completed the HAC Kappa League Program and pursuing either a 4-year degree from an accredited college or Unitversity or Trade certification.

Selected scholarship applicants will receive a one-year scholarship of $1,500 for the academic school year. Full award will be disbursed at the beginning of the Fall semester.

Contact information for the recipient of this award will be provided to Leonard J. Coleman.

PROGRAM DETAILS

Donor:

Leonard Coleman

Award:

$1,500

REQUIREMENTS:

Minimum GPA:

2.5 / 4.0

Letters of Recommendation:

1 of 3 letters from Kappa League Advisor

Academic Classification:

Graduating H.S. Seniors

Majors:

Open

JACK BRADLEY MUSIC SCHOLARSHIP 1

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 field of music.

The selected scholarships applicants will receive a one-year scholarship of $500 for the upcoming 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:

Graduating H.S. Seniors & Continuing Undergraduates

Majors:

Music

SENIOR KAPPAS GUIDE RIGHT SCHOLARSHIP1,2

The Senior Kappas of the Houston (TX) Alumni Chapter (HAC) of Kappa Alpha Psi Fraternity Inc. is providing a scholarship for graduating H.S. Seniors who have participated in the HAC GuideRight Program seeking a degree from an accredited 4-year college or university.

The selected scholarship applicant will receive a one-year scholarship of $2,500 for the upcoming academic school year.  Full award will be disbursed at the beginning of the Fall semester.

Contact information for the recipient of this award will be provided to the HAC Senior Kappa Committee.

PROGRAM DETAILS

Donor:

HAC Senior Kappas

Award:

$2,500

REQUIREMENTS:

Minimum GPA:

2.5 / 4.0

Schools:

Accredited College or University

Essay Topic:

“Why I deserve this Scholarship”

Letters of Recommendation:

1 of 3 letters from Kappa League Advisor

Academic Classification:

Graduating H.S. Seniors

Majors:

Open

DR. ROLAND B. SMITH, JR. KAPPA LEAGUE ACHIEVEMENT SCHOLARSHIP1,2

Dr. Roland B Smith Jr., a Brother of Kappa Alpha Psi Fraternity Inc, and member of the Houston (TX) Alumni Chapter (HAC) has established this scholarship for African-American young men who have completed the HAC Kappa League Program.

This scholarship is open to HS graduates pursuing a 4-year degree from an accredited college or university or professional certification program.

The selected scholarship applicant will receive a one-year scholarship of $1,500 for the upcoming academic school year. Full award will be disbursed at the beginning of the Fall semester.

Contact information for the recipient of this award will be provided to Dr. Roland B Smith Jr.

PROGRAM DETAILS

Donor:

Dr. Roland B. Smith Jr.

Award:

$1,500

REQUIREMENTS:

Minimum GPA:

2.5 / 4.0

Letters of Recommendation:

1 of 3 letters from Kappa League Advisor

Academic Classification:

Graduating H.S. Seniors

Majors:

Open

 

1 Children 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.

2 Children  of members and initiates of the Houston (TX) Alumni Chapter of Kappa Alpha Psi Fraternity Inc. are not eligible for consideration.

3 Contact information for the recipient of this award is provided to the donor organization.