Our annual scholarship program has formed the cornerstone of the association since its founding. Each spring, outstanding high school graduates from the public districts and independent schools of the greater Houston area receive scholarship awards funded by generous Houston businesses, the philanthropic community, and our members.
More than 30 dedicated alumni read students’ applications to help select one senior from each of nearly all the greater Houston area’s high schools. The applications are evaluated based on academic achievement, talents, community service, and other factors, such as a student’s success over adversity. These scholarship recipients embody the diversity of our region and the acme of academic and personal achievement.
We raise and distribute more money for college scholarships than any other PBK association in the country—more than the next three associations combined. Last year, we were able to award sixty-seven $4,000 scholarships and one $6,000 scholarship to outstanding high school seniors, one from each of dozens of high schools in the Greater Houston area. Congratulations to all our scholarship recipients.
As the Houston area grows, so does the challenge of funding the scholarship program. The continued success of the association in meeting its goal of recognizing students from every part of the Houston area depends on the ongoing contributions of the wider community. Your generous donation is greatly appreciated. You can help by donating any amount.
We hope you will also join PBK Houston and attend our spring scholarship banquet, where you can visit with the exceptional scholars selected by our alumni to benefit from the honor of your generosity for a lifetime.
If you are unable to attend, but would like to make a donation, you can do so and designate your donation in honor of a special person.
Sponsor a Scholarship
You can also sponsor a scholarship to be awarded in your name or in the name of someone you wish to honor. Available sponsorship levels are $3,500 (Bronze Key), $5,000 (Silver Key) and $7,500 (Gold Key).
Click to pay by credit card, or mail your check made out to "Phi Beta Kappa Alumni Association of Greater Houston" to P.O. Box. 25283, Houston, Texas 77265, and contact us with the details regarding how you would like your scholarship to be presented.Your sponsorship of a Bronze Key Scholarship will allow you to designate the name of a scholarship to be awarded at this year's Scholarship Dinner and host a table of 10 (Fair Market Value of each seat is $73.00) Your sponsorship of a Silver Key Scholarship will allow you to designate the name of a scholarship to be awarded at this year's Scholarship Dinner and host a table of 10 (Fair Market Value of each seat is $73.00)Your sponsorship of a Gold Key Scholarship will allow you to designate the name of a scholarship to be awarded at this year's Scholarship Dinner and host a table of 10 (Fair Market Value of each seat is $73.00)
Endow a Scholarship
Some donors choose to create a permanent endowed scholarship. The cost to endow a permanent scholarship is $50,000. For questions concerning Scholarship Underwriting, please contact us. Contributions of any size are extremely welcome.
We appreciate your help!