2018 PBK Houston Scholarships — $274,000 Awarded
Since 1972, the Association has awarded merit-based scholarships to students graduating from the full range of Houston area schools and representing the diverse social fabric of our great city.
At our 44th Annual Scholarship Awards Dinner on April 18, sixty-seven outstanding seniors from high schools in the greater Houston area were awarded $4,000 scholarships. Denisse Cordova Carrizales of MacArthur High School received the Jenard M. Gross Distinguished Scholar Award of $6,000, the highest scholarship award the Association bestows. These students represent a true cross-section of achievement in our community. We honored Doug Foshee, President and CEO of Sallyport Investments for his commitment to helping children succeed and his leadership role in the business community.
Our special guest for the evening was Frederick M. Lawrence, Secretary and Chief Executive Officer of the Phi Beta Kappa Society. Fred was in Houston for another celebration on April 17 where he presented the City of Houston with the Arts & Sciences City of Distinction Award in recognition of its artistic vitality, cultural vibrancy, and scientific engagement. The Mayor’s Office of Cultural Affairs accepted the award on the city’s behalf. The Society also presented four $5,000 grants to exemplary local organizations that serve as national models for building creative exchanges with diverse audiences in the arts, humanities, social sciences, natural sciences or mathematics.