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Posted on: June 25, 2020

Shenandoah Seniors Benefit from Resident Scholarship Donations

The City of Shenandoah recently awarded two Shenandoah Resident Scholarships in the program’s tenth year of existence.

Started in 2010 as a personally funded scholarship, the scholarship is awarded to a Shenandoah resident who is graduating from any area high school, public or private.  The scholarship is based on essay submissions which generally ask how the value of growing up in Shenandoah will help them in their life and how volunteerism in the community will influence their future. The panel is a group of volunteers who read, discuss and choose at least one winner. The group is currently chaired by Kacie Bevers, an attorney ay Steptoe-Johnson LLC.

Originally funded privately by former Councilmember Darrell Frazier and his wife Kay, the scholarship fund has seen additional support. The Shenandoah Civic Club supported the scholarship through the sales of a community cookbook. Individuals along the years also made personal donations, choosing to quietly support the community’s young residents. But mostly today, the scholarship is supported and maintained by the generosity of corporate sponsors.

This year’s fund was impacted generously by donations from Memorial Hermann Hospital The Woodlands and the city’s engineering partner, Bleyl Engineering.  Shenandoah City Administrator Kathie Reyer praised the community partners for their dedication.

“Each year we award at least one scholarship to a local Shenandoah graduating senior, to help them meet their financial needs in their journey for a college degree or specialized training certification. The fact that these local partners so graciously and generously donate to the fund has enabled us to award multiple scholarships when needed. Without their generosity, we would not be able to award multiple scholarships and assist more young people as they follow their career paths.”

At the recent June 10 City Council meeting, Scholarship Chair Kacie Bevers recognized scholarship recipients Abby Lee and Ansh Mittra as the 10th anniversary winners.  Abby, the daughter of Tamara and Steven Lee, will attend Louisiana Tech University and major in business administration. Ansh, the son of Neeraj and Ruchi Mittra, will attend the University of Texas and major in biology. Congratulations to the recipients.

If you would like to make a donation toward future scholarships, you may send a check payable to the "Shenandoah Resident Scholarship Fund" to the City of Shenandoah Finance Department, 29955 IH45, Shenandoah 77381. All monies go totally to the fund.

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