45 Aldine Seniors receive $15,000; 125 Avalos HS Seniors receive $1000;Total over $800,000
District widens its investment in local graduates
The East Aldine Management District has expanded its already generous funding of college-level scholarships for graduating high school seniors in the area.
Two ceremonies in May showcased the District’s most recent investments in the future of East Aldine’s next generation of leaders and strivers.
The District, funded by a 1-cent sales tax, dispensed, pledged or shared in the funding of $800,000 in scholarships this year to support higher education opportunities for the students.
“Our financial support of continuing education for young people is an important way to contribute to the future of the entire community. Absolutely,” said Richard Cantú, District executive director.
He was one of several community leaders who spoke at the first ceremony, which was for all Aldine ISD graduates.
There, District funds — in combination with other donations to the Aldine Education Fund — provided 45 annual $15,000 endowed scholarships to students at Aldine ISD’s MacArthur High School.