Harlandale Education Foundation

Harlandale Education Foundation

The Harlandale Education Foundation is an approved 501(c)(3) charitable organization with an independent Boardof Directors. It was initiated in 1999 and has since raised nearly $1.6million and awarded over 2,000 graduates with scholarships.

HISD ranks in the lowest 1% of Texasschools because of property wealth. Ninety-two percent of the studentbody is Hispanic and 88% are economically disadvantage. Researchhighlights a number of key underlying factors behind the low number ofHispanics who attend college. Some of those factors include limitedawareness of financial aid programs and lack of funding. HEF hopes tocreate a college-going community by offering a $625 or $1,250scholarship to every Harlandale High, McCollum High or Frank TejedaAcademy graduate who shows proof of attendance at any college,university or technical school.

Harlandale ISD employees makecontributions to the foundation during a 2-week fund drive everyFebruary. An anonymous supporter of Harlandale ISD then matches theamount dollar for dollar. HEF Board Member Norma Martinez Lozano andMike Gilpin of the Alamo Insurance Group have also begun organizingan annual gala and golf tournament to gather contributions from thelocal business community.

The Harlandale Education Foundation Board:

  • Jim Adams, President
  • Esteban Sosa, Secretary
  • Al Aguilar, Member
  • Joyce Coleman, Member
  • Ed Kelley, Member
  • Norma Martinez Lozano, Member
  • Fernando Reyes, Member
  • Steve Spriester, Member

The Harlandale Education Foundation Advisory Board:

  • Charles Butt
  • Graham Weston
  • Ed Whitacre
  • Bartell Zachry

If you have any questions regarding the HEF Scholarship, please email hef@harlandale.net

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