The Cailloux Foundation Awards Scholarships for 2018

April 3, 2018

KERRVILLE— The Cailloux Foundation (the Foundation) in Kerrville, Texas, has awarded ten college scholarships to Kerr County high school seniors. The 2018 recipients have been chosen from high schools in Center Point, Ingram, and Kerrville. Awards are up to $14,000 per recipient annually and are for undergraduate study. The scholarships are renewable for up to four years for a maximum multi-year award of $56,000 per student. The 2018-2019 program will have 57 freshmen through senior level students participating as scholarship recipients enrolled in four-year public or private universities in Texas.

The new scholarship recipients include Sandra Bustamante and Mackenzie Lyon from Center Point High School; and Mae Knaggs and Kayla Kroeker from Ingram High School; as well as Kelly Burns, Kimberly Nunez, Juan Pinedo, Dionte Rhodes, Aidan Smith and Nicholas Valdez from Tivy High School.

“The Foundation hosts a banquet each May to recognize new and renewing scholarship recipients,” said Ben Modisett, Assistant Executive Director for the Foundation, “Now that many of the early recipients are experienced in their professions we invite them back to speak at the event. This year we look forward to hearing from NASA crew survival systems engineer Cody Kelly, of Houston,” he added

The applicants exceeded a minimum Scholastic Aptitude Test (SAT) score requirement of 1022, or a minimum American College Test (ACT) score of 22. They also have a minimum grade average of 85 and are in the top one-third of their class. Scholarship applications were made available to any interested senior graduating from an eligible high school and meeting the academic and financial eligibility requirements. Eligible high schools include Big Spring Charter School near Leakey, Center Point High School, Ingram’s Tom Moore High School, Our Lady of the Hills Regional Catholic High School in Kerrville, and Tivy High School in Kerrville. The scholarship application was available on the Internet through the Foundation’s website from last November through February of this year. The scholarship application will be available for next year early in November of 2018.

The selection of scholarship recipients was overseen by International Scholarship and Tuition Services, Inc. (ISTS) of Nashville, TN. ISTS utilized standard comprehensive recipient selection procedures in making the final selections including the consideration of past academic performance, financial need, statement of career goals, educational aspirations, work experience, unusual personal or family circumstances, leadership skills, participation in school and community activities, recommendation letters, and original student essays. Recipients are selected at large based upon these considerations.

The Cailloux Foundation Scholarship Program was created in 2000 to benefit graduating seniors from pre-selected Texas Hill Country high schools. Since the program was established nineteen years ago 291 scholarships worth almost $12 million dollars have been awarded by the Foundation. Current news about the Scholarship Program is available at facebook.com/caillouxscholars throughout the year.

The Foundation was established by Floyd and Kathleen Cailloux in 1994 to perpetuate their philanthropic vision. Floyd Cailloux was one of the original founders of Keystone International and was instrumental in the company becoming an industry leader in the manufacturing and marketing of flow control products for general industry and municipalities. In addition to the Cailloux Scholarship Program the Foundation awards grants to local nonprofit organizations and other selected charities, sponsors events to create interest in volunteerism, and has devoted substantial resources to revitalization and special projects in Kerrville for the benefit of the community. More information about the Foundation is available at www.caillouxfoundation.org. 

The 10 recipients of the 2018 scholarships

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