Marvy Finger Family Foundation Scholarships now open

Apply by Feb. 28 for a full career and technical education scholarship 

Students considering a career in construction, transportation, nursing, or industrial technology may qualify for a full scholarship in one of these fields or many more. Local and national industry data show a need for highly skilled employees in high-growth jobs with great earning potential. 

Since 2012, the Marvy Finger Family Foundation Scholarship has been awarding worthy HISD graduates full scholarships covering their two-year degree or certification program in these high-demand careers. This scholarship includes not just tuition but books, fees, etc. 

As many as 80 full scholarships are available from Finger for a career and technical degree or certificate program in the fields of automotive, construction, digital information and technology, industrial technology, health science, law, logistics, manufacturing, and transportation distribution. Included in these fields are HVAC, pipefitting, cybersecurity, welding, maritime transportation, and more (see application for a complete list). 

Scholarship awards are based on a student’s interest in a career and technical program, grades (minimum 2.0 GPA), activities in which they participated in school, and financial need.  

As a scholarship recipient, the student must: 

  • Enroll in a two-year approved degree/certificate program in the Houston area for Fall 2020 
  • Use this scholarship toward any educational expenses (excluding transportation, food, and housing), including all tools and equipment required by the college 
  • Complete the approved degree/certificate program within two years of acceptance 

For applications forms, visit the Career Readiness website here or download this PDF. The deadline to apply is Friday, Feb. 28, 2020. 

Send your completed scholarship packet to: 

Marvy Finger Family Foundation 

ATTN: Cruz Casiano 

99 Detering Suite 155 

Houston, TX 77007 

Your application must be postmarked by Friday, February 28, 2020. 

For questions, please call Cruz Casiano at 713-867-7044 or email