Marvy Finger Family Foundation scholarship deadline extended due to winter storm

Apply by March 22 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. 

This year, 100 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 2021 
  • 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 application forms, visit the Marvy Finger Family Foundation website here or download this PDF. The deadline to apply is Monday, March 1, 2021. 

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 Monday, March 22, 2021. For questions, please call Cruz Casiano at 713-867-7044 or email