San Jac starts scholarship campaign
San Jacinto College has launched a Promise for Their Future" scholarship campaign to benefit students from East Harris County who plan to major in the arts and sciences.
To date, 12 donors have committed $75,000 to the campaign benefiting San Jacinto College students.
The fund will provide scholarships to help up to 10 students complete their certificate or associate degree programs beginning in the 2010-2011 academic year.
Our goal is to raise at least $250,000 to create a scholarship endowment so these funds are available to our students in perpetuity," said Susan Arscott, foundation Director and vice president for resource development.
The scholarship kick off will take place Friday, as part of a private screening of the Houston Symphony's performance of The PlanetsAn HD Odyssey.
We are extremely grateful to the Houston Symphony and NASA for joining with us to provide an incredible symphony experience for our students, employees, guests and several students and employees from the local independent school districts working with the college," Arscott said.
Donors to date include three at the $10,000 level: David and Marie Flickinger; Ben and Janice Meador; and, John and Rose Moon, Sr.
Nine have committed to a $5,000 donation including: Bay Architects; Dell, Inc.; Rusty and Brenda Hellyer; LeTorneau University; McGriff, Seibels & Williams; San Jacinto College South Campus President Maureen Murphy and Joseph McArdle; Shell Oil; Daniel J. and Margaret K. Snooks; and Verizon.
HOW TO DONATE
Donations for the Promise for Their Future" campaign are being accepted through the San Jacinto College Foundation at the $5,000; $10,000; $25,000; and $50,000 level.
Benefits include prime seat tickets for the Houston Symphony performance of The PlanetsAn HD Odyssey on Friday, sponsorship of student tickets for the symphony performance, and an ad in the event program. Donors will also be invited to attend an invitation-only pre-concert reception hosted by San Jacinto College Chancellor Brenda Hellyer.
For more information about the campaign and donor opportunities, visit www.sanjac.edu/HoustonSymphony, or call 281-998-6104.
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